October 2014 Archives

Stolen truck crashes into Westlake bar, 12 injured

Law enforcement authorities reported that a 26-year-old Cleveland man crashed an allegedly stolen pickup truck into a Westlake bar on Oct. 23. According to police, the man had multiple warrants, and the truck had been reported stolen from Avon Lake. At the time of the accident, the man was reportedly being chased by authorities from both the Avon and Avon Lake police departments.

Ohio nursing homes part of record neglect settlement deal

According to a recent announcement from the U.S. Justice Department, a chain of nursing homes agreed to pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states, including Ohio, in order to settle numerous complaints. The chain, which owns and operates dozens of nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, was facing claims that it provided substandard care to patients and billed Medicare for unnecessary services. According to authorities, the size of the settlement is unprecedented among suits filed in the United States involving elder justice.

Ohio State Highway Patrol searching for 2 hit-and-run drivers

On Oct. 6, a woman in Youngstown suffered fatal injuries in an Interstate 680 accident, authorities reported. The woman was struck by a northbound vehicle after she exited her own car on the highway's median to remove debris that had become lodged beneath her vehicle, authorities said.

What is wrongful death?

People living in Columbus, Ohio, who have experienced the loss of a loved one through a fatal car crash or some other type of accident could be asking themselves what is meant when the legal profession talks about wrongful death. The term means that some sort of negligence has occurred leading to the untimely death of an individual.

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