Posts tagged "loss of a loved one"

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.

Families file suit after school shooting

According to local reports, as of May 14, there were three open estates filed in Ohio for juveniles who were killed in the Chardon School shooting. The trial date for the hearing was set to be on May 20. The parents of the victims killed in the shooting filed the suits a year later against the parents and guardians of another minor named in the incident.

Man ruled incompetent for trial for deadly wreck

After a couple died from being trapped in their exploding minivan during an accident, a 24-year-old Ohio man was found to be incompetent to stand trial in the case on March 11. The driver was reportedly speeding at more than 125 mph at the time of the deadly wreck. He will be held in a psychiatric facility for 12 months to see if doctors later rule that he is competent to face charges in the case, according to his lawyer. The man pleaded that he was not guilty by reason of insanity for charges of vehicular homicide when he hit the minivan in November 2013. Authorities were trying to chase him before the accident but couldn't catch up to him.

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.

Wrongful death suit settled when man dies after hospital release

Most people expect that when they receive treatment at a hospital they won't be released until they have fully recovered from their illness or injury. Not so for an Ohio man, whose family recently settled a $500,000 wrongful death lawsuit with a medical center.

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