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.
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.
An accident involving a motorcycle and a car in Ohio took the life of the motorcyclist and injured the driver of the car. The fatal crash happened on Aug. 18 on a highway in Plymouth Township.
One person died in a double West Chester car crash on May 29. The fatal accident occurred shortly after another collision in which a vehicle fled the scene. That vehicle was also involved in the second crash about a minute later.
A family member of an Ohio woman mauled and killed by two Cane Corso dogs in February is attempting to hold the animals' two owners accountable for the fatal incident. The victim's family member recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
An accident that occurred in a loading area of a southwest Ohio food distribution and retail company has taken the life of a 65-year-old truck driver from Lima. When first responders were called to the scene around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, they found the man pinned between a wall and metal ramp. At the time of the report, the accident was being investigated by local and state officials, including the Hamilton County Coroner's office. Authorities also notified the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
According to a report released on April 4, an Ohio jury awarded $39 million to a family of man who was killed while working in a construction zone in Richfield Township in 2010. The man was struck by a passing vehicle, but the driver was not charged with the accident. The man was reportedly wearing the required safety gear, but the family's lawyer stated that the area was extremely dangerous because the company the 41-year-old was working for did not properly protect its employees that night.
A 28-year-old man was killed in an accident involving an SUV and buggy. The man was riding in the buggy with four family members at the time of the crash. The fatal accident occurred on Tavern Road in Burton March 30 just before 9 p.m.
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.
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.