Archive | September, 2012

Ohio Probate Courts Can Order Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Problems

September 28, 2012

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Long gone are the days when one parent worked a 9-5, families sat down together for dinner every evening and all the children were in bed by 9 PM.  In 2012, maintaining a healthy and happy family is much more difficult than it used to be.  Modern families have to deal with several burdensome issues […]

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Rules for Assistance Dogs

September 27, 2012

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In Ohio, any person who is blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired may not be discriminated against for having an assistance dog in a public place.  Such persons accompanied by an assistance dog are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all public transportation, lodging places, amusement, institutions of […]

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New Medical Malpractice Law Being Considered by Ohio Senate

September 26, 2012

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Emergency health care is essential.  It requires quick diagnosis, careful judgment and calculated execution.  That is why doctors, like lawyers and other professionals, go through several years of schooling and training.  If for some reason a mistake is made and an injury occurs, a patient should have a course of action to recover for the […]

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How Does an Insurance Company Value a Personal Injury and Accident Claim?

September 25, 2012

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Whether you were rear-ended in an automobile accident, or bitten by a neighbor’s dog, you will likely have to deal with an insurance company.  Determining how much compensation you’re entitled to after you’ve suffered a personal injury is an essential part of your personal injury claim. So how do insurance companies determine the value of […]

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Wrongful Death Suit Allowed for Murdered Ohio Marine

September 24, 2012

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After almost two years of waiting, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach’s family can finally begin its wrongful death lawsuit. In August 2010, a North Carolina jury convicted former Marine Cesar Laurean of first-degree murder for the bludgeoning death of Lance Cpl. Lauterbach of Vandalia, Ohio.  Laurean was sentenced to life in prison without parole.  […]

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Donated Kidney from Brother Accidentally Put in Trash During Kidney Transplant Surgery

September 24, 2012

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A Toledo family is likely to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against staff members of the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) due to the accidental destruction of a kidney from a live donor that was slated for transplant to the donor’s sister. The incident which resulted in suspension of the living kidney transplant program […]

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A Dangerous Product in Your Home That May Seem Harmless

September 24, 2012

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It is found in almost every home—yet few people think of it as dangerous. It causes more than 15,000 fires a year in homes and millions in property damage.  Approximately 15 people die every year as a result of these home fires and more than 300 are injured. What is this potentially dangerous device?  Your […]

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Impact of the Economy on Ohio’s Court System

September 24, 2012

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The economy is seriously affecting the operation of our nation’s court systems.  Some Ohio courts have decided to go totally paperless and are excited about the move, while others have been forced to consider incarceration options including shortened prison sentences.  In other locations, courts plan too curtail days they are open for business. The U.S. […]

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Actual Dog Attack Case Results for Our 8 Year-Old Client (Dog Bite Victim)

September 21, 2012

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Recently, our firm (Slater & Zurz LLP) represented an eight-year-old boy who was viciously attacked by a dog in Akron, Ohio.  At the time of the dog attack, our client was at a neighbor’s house playing with the neighbor’s children.  As the children played, the neighbor’s dog attacked our young client without warning and for […]

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Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio Can Cause Serious Injury

September 21, 2012

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Americans love thrills – they jump out of airplanes, go bungee jumping and drive fast cars.  These thrills come with an inherent risk of serious injury and death.  When an accident happens, the results can be devastating, especially when they involve a sporty vehicle.  Motorcycles are exceptionally dangerous because most times there is only a […]

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