Wrongful Death Archives

Ohio wrong-way accident kills passenger

One person is dead and another seriously injured after an Ohio accident that took place on Interstate 480 in Cleveland on April 5. Police say that the driver who caused the accident was intoxicated at the time. The fatal accident occurred when one vehicle entered the highway's exit ramp.

SUV smashes into buggy in Ohio accident

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crash in Montgomery County results in a wrongful death lawsuit

Accidents happen. Sometimes they happen through bizarre coincidences, and sometimes they happen through negligence. Three survivors of a crash from last summer believe that negligence was a factor in their accident and have recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Montgomery County Court because of it.

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