September 2014 Archives

Ambulance crash claims life of patient inside

A 56-year-old Ohio patient was killed in an accident on Interstate 71 on Aug. 15 while being transported in an ambulance. According a report, the driver said she was checking her GPS and looked away from the roadway. A crash investigation and toxicology reports are pending, but not charges were filed at the time of reporting.

Who may be sued in a medical malpractice case?

There are many individuals involved in medical care, which can make it difficult for an Ohio resident to identify a liable party in the event of a possible medical malpractice incident. In addition to considering the conduct of doctors, nurses and other individuals, there are entities to consider if a malpractice claim is being filed.

Medical malpractice claims in Ohio

Ohio residents may benefit from learning more about the state laws that regulate how medical malpractice is handled in the state. The Ohio statute of limitations on malpractice incidents that involve chiropractic, optometric, dental or medial services is one year from the date that the incident occurs. According to state law, as long as the claimant issues written notice of the claim to the subject within that first year, any action on the claim may be taken within 180 days following the date of notice.

Man sentenced to 7 years in Ohio fatal accident

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge of vehicular homicide. On Feb. 14, the man was reportedly driving northbound on Byrne Road at 80-100 miles per hour when he struck the back of a car occupied by a 47-year-old woman. Her car was stopped at a red light on Byrne Street at Dorn Street when the accident took place.

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