Most lawsuits seeking damages for a personal injury in Ohio must be commenced within two years of the date of the injury. However, certain kinds of injuries are not immediately detectable, and the courts generally allow a plaintiff extra time to commence a lawsuit. The Ohio Supreme Court recently became the first court in the country to decide that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as “CTE,” is not subject to the two year limitation that applies to most personal injury claims.
You could get a bump on the head doing just about anything, and it could result in a small lump or a bruise that goes away on its own, or serious, life-threatening brain damage. Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A head trauma becomes a TBI when the damage interrupts normal brain function. However, you may not notice symptoms right away. Here is what may happen in the days and weeks following a head trauma.
Any community recoils when a traffic accident kills several people, especially when children are involved. Ashtabula is still reeling from a two-vehicle accident on October 19 that killed an entire family.
The victims were traveling on West 58th Street in a Toyota Corolla. A pickup truck driven by a man with a history of drunken driving violations failed to obey a stop sign on a street that intersects with 58th Street. The pickup truck hit the Corolla, and all four occupants of the Corolla were pronounced dead at the scene. The four victims included the driver, his wife, their infant son and another man. The driver of the pickup escaped with minor injuries.
The effects of negligence by a physician or other health care provide can have devastating impacts. Those impacts can be especially devastating when the patient is a young child. An Ohio jury recently awarded $44.5 million to a thirteen-year-old boy and his family for failing to diagnose or treat an ear infection.
The diagnoses patients receive have very big impacts on what treatment and care they get. Sadly, here in the U.S., it is not that uncommon for a diagnosis to be wrong.
When you chose to place your loved one in a nursing home, you did so with the expectation that they would have a better quality of life. You anticipated they would have people taking care of them day in and day out and ensuring for their physical and emotional well-being.
Being involved in an accident with a semi truck is a terrifying and jarring experience. In fact, accidents that involve large trucks are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or death. According to recent data, truck crashes killed 3,986 people in 2016 — the majority of which were occupants of passenger vehicles.
The future is here. Testing automated semi-trucks on highways happens across the United States, and it now will start in Ohio. The I-90 corridor will be a test road for self-driving vehicles. The industry continues to push the envelope on how goods are transported.