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Fatal opioid overdose results in wrongful death lawsuit

Lake Hospital System has been named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit by the wife of a patient who died from acute intoxication from opioids and benzodiazepines. The prescribing doctor, an occupational medicine specialist, is also named as a defendant.

Bar and DJ named as defendants in wrongful death lawsuit

Just over a year ago, on Jan. 8, 2016, a 43-year-old man was at the Zodiac Bar in Akron, Ohio, about two hours away from Columbus. Just after midnight, the man got into an altercation with a 65-year-old man on the bar's patio.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against rural fire department

On June 28, 2016, a woman was run over at the Beaver Creek Reservoir in Adams Township, Ohio. The woman was walking along a trail on the embankment when she was struck and killed by a Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department truck.

Appeals drawing out wrongful death case after school shooting

There are instances in which a wrongful death lawsuit isn't really as simple as it might initially appear. In some cases, the wrongful death lawsuit will involve appeals and having to go back and forth in court. That is what is going on with the case involving a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family members of three students who were killed in a school shooting.

Public events must be closely monitored for safety

The Memorial Day weekend is a holiday weekend that is associated with outdoor events. The all-terrain vehicle event at Ohio's Powerline Park is one of the largest events at the facility. Hundreds of people flock to the 1,000-acre park to enjoy the off-road event. This year, the event turned fatal when a 46-year-old man from a Pennsylvania was killed.

Wrongful death lawsuits and probate after a loved one's death

The traumatic death of a loved one is an event in your life that isn't easily forgotten. When the death is caused by an accident, the toll that it takes on your life and your emotions can be great. You didn't have time to say your final goodbye. You didn't have time to prepare. All of that was stripped from you because someone else acted in a reckless or negligent manner.

Wage the battle for compensation in a wrongful death claim

In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the teenager who was killed while he was trying to grab something to eat at Arby's. If you recall, a vehicle crashed through the restaurant and killed the teen. A minor who was there with the teen was injured. We know that thinking about this type of accident is difficult.

Truck slams into Arby's; 1 teen killed, 1 minor injured

Grabbing food at a fast food restaurant shouldn't be a life-threatening decision. When drivers aren't driving in a safe manner, it is possible that almost any decision you make might prove to be the last decision you make in your natural life. One teenager recently lost his life when a driver came barrelling into the Arby's where the man had just gotten his food.

Head-on crash kills 1

A head-on crash in Ohio involving two vehicles has claimed the life of one person, and authorities say it is the fourth fatal accident on the road since May of 2014. The accident occurred on June 16 around 8 a.m., and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers believe that the accident was caused by a 24-year-old female driver who lost control of her 2007 Chrysler and crossed the center line before hitting a 2012 Nissan Sentra.

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