January 2014 Archives

Family sues doctors after Iraq veteran commits suicide

The family of an Ohio army veteran recently sued the man's doctors after he committed suicide in August 2009. According to the suit, the doctors began treating the man for post-traumatic stress disorder when he returned from Iraq.

Loss of a loved one to suicide prompts parents' acne drug lawsuit

Parents of teenagers in Ohio and around the country might want to take notice of a lawsuit filed by the mother and father of a 17-year-old who committed suicide while having his acne treated with Aczone. The wrongful death suit claims that the topical medication set off a deep depression in their son that resulted in the taking of his own life. The teen's parents are suing Allergan and AmerisourceBergen for punitive and compensatory damages for breach of warranty, fraud, improper marketing and misleading labeling.

Ohio court to hear arguments in wrongful death suit

An Ohio appellate court is set to hear arguments in a wrongful death case that spans from an accident that occurred back in August 2011. The fatal accident involved a 90-year-old man who was driving his motorcycle through a construction zone while work was being performed. The question at hand is whether the county worker who caused the accident should be held liable for his actions in the case.

Fatal accident leaves 2 dead on Route 52

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that a 56-year-old man and a 29-year-old man have both died as a result of a crash near Monroe Township. Authorities are continuing to investigate the causes of the car accident and it remains unknown whether some form of chemical impairment may have played a factor. The incident is said to have occurred along U.S. Route 52 as it approached Altman Road around 3 in the afternoon on Jan. 2.

Honda recall may affect Ohio drivers

Honda has announced it is recalling more than 300,000 Odyssey minivans because of a problem with the brakes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, the minivan's brakes may be applied unexpectedly by the vehicle's safety assist system. The problem with the braking system apparently involves a combination of software and system components. The NHTSA says that the brakes could unexpectedly be applied in a hard fashion without illuminating the brake lights, which could lead to a car accident.

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