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E. coli risk could lead to product liability claims

Most people do their grocery shopping without much thought and consider it a mundane activity. They may have certain brands that they gravitate toward due to taste or quality preference, but they may not think about whether the ingredients may have been contaminated. Unfortunately, contamination can happen for a number of reasons, and if ill effects result from the consumption of a contaminated product, product liability claims may be warranted.

Ohio residents may be interested in a recent recall that affects a product in the state. According to reports, Brand Castle, LLC, is voluntarily recalling glass jars of cookie and brownie mix. The mixes come in 25 and 32 ounce jars and contain flour that may have been contaminated with E. coli. ADM Milling Co. provided the flour to Brand Castle for the mixes and has recalled the flour due to a single lot code being affected by E. coli.

Medical malpractice claim successful after surgery injury

Suffering a serious medical issue due to the actions of a doctor can cause a great deal of mistrust for patients. They may have entered into the doctor-patient relationship with the trust needed to move forward with an important procedure, but when mistakes or lack of information lead to negative outcomes, they may no longer feel as if that relationship lived up to expectations. These feelings and the harm suffered can often warrant medical malpractice claims.

Ohio readers may be interested in a suit that was filed by a couple after a woman had to have a hysterectomy. According to reports, a Cesarean section was utilized when it was time for the woman to give birth, and two months after the procedure, it was discovered that she had placental tissue in her uterus. The doctor utilized a procedure to remove the tissue, but he did not utilize visual assistance, such as a scope or ultrasound. He also did not inform the woman that using visual assistance was an option.

Medical malpractice case reaches $5 million settlement

Suffering from a medical issue can cause any Ohio resident to want to find prompt relief. Of course, many conditions do not have treatments that will quickly or immediately fix a problem. In fact, some issues may require surgery to address. Unfortunately, in some cases, mistakes could take place that result in a surgery causing more harm than good, and a patient may have reason to review legal options for a medical malpractice claim.

One woman in another state decided to take such action after suffering negative outcomes after surgery. Reports indicated that the woman went to a university hospital due to experiencing numbness and back pain. She underwent a spinal decompression surgery at the hospital, but rather than fixing her issues, she became paralyzed from the mid-back down. As a result, she and her husband filed suit in 2015.

Common questions facing those who just became paralyzed

An injury that leads to paralysis doesn't come with any warning. In one day, your entire life changes.

Maybe it's a car accident, with another driver running a red light. Maybe it's a bicycle accident when a car cuts you off. Maybe it's a botched surgery in the hospital, as a surgeon causes irreparable damage.

Fatal outcomes stem from Ohio collision

Physical barriers on roadways can often help keep drivers from traveling into the wrong lane. However, many roadways do not have such barriers, and the only separation is painted lines on the road. Unfortunately, numerous car accidents take place because drivers fail to remain in the correct lane, and a significant number of those incidents have fatal outcomes.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Ohio. The incident involved two vehicles and occurred when a 43-year-old man failed to remain in his proper lane of travel. His car was traveling west when it went over the center line and collided with a van. The van was being driven by a 55-year-old woman and had a 79-year-old man as a passenger.

Ohio car accident claims 1 life, seriously injures another

Many people will likely agree that younger drivers tend to get into more automobile wrecks due to their inexperience behind the wheel coupled with their typically overwrought sense of self-freedom. Add to that the consumption of alcohol before driving, and the chances of a young person causing a serious or even fatal car accident increase exponentially. Such appears to have been the case with a recent wreck in Ohio that claimed the life of one young man and sent his teenage passenger to the hospital.

The single-car crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Knox County. Authorities have identified those involved as being a 19-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger. According to reports, the driver lost control of the sedan he was driving and left the roadway. His car then struck a barn as well as another parked vehicle and then a tree.  Although both occupants were apparently wearing their seat belts, each was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck, which authorities say broke the car apart.

Product liability: 30 babies died while in Fisher-Price sleepers

Many parents say that they have never felt more love for someone than when they had their children. Most Ohio parents would undoubtedly do anything in order to keep their kids safe, including using baby products that would not cause them harm. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to predict when a product may cause harm. In some cases, the discovery may come too late, and product liability claims may result.

It was recently reported that Fisher-Price hasĀ recalled 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies died while in the sleepers. Apparently, the product is an inclined sleeper that allows children to be strapped in while they sleep. However, when infants reach an age at which they can roll from their backs to their sides or stomachs, they face the risk of rolling into a position that they cannot get out of.

What risks do you face on a motorcycle?

Spring is motorcycle season, and you just got your bike out for the year. You rolled it out into the driveway. You dusted it off. You tried on your helmet and made sure your riding jacket still fit. It's safe to say that you're excited to get back out on the open road.

That excitement is good, but you need to make sure you take a moment to think about the risks. Often, those risks are highest in the spring because they stem from mistakes other drivers make. After an Ohio winter, drivers forget what it's like to drive around bikes, they fail to look for them, and they make more mistakes that can lead to accidents.

Car accident involving teen driver leads to injuries

Teenagers love getting out on the road and having the freedom to take themselves and their friends where they want to go. Still, that freedom also needs to be accompanied by responsible actions because a car accident could take place in an instant. These incidents can easily cause injuries and claim lives.

Three teenagers were recently injured in a single-car accident in Ohio. According to reports, they were the occupants of a vehicle traveling north when the 17-year-old driver swerved in attempts to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle when they reached the top of a hill. That action caused the driver to lose control and leave the road. The vehicle then collided with multiple trees before the vehicle was sheared in half.

Wrongful death claims could result after family killed in crash

When one family member suddenly passes away, the surviving loved ones can be immensely devastated. When multiple family members are killed in the same accident, the situation can seem almost unbelievable. The repercussions of this type of event can go far beyond causing substantial grief, and surviving loved ones may find themselves looking for justice through wrongful death claims.

It was recently reported that three people lost their lives in a crash in Ohio. According to reports, a 51-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and their 10-year-old daughter were in a vehicle heading south on Interstate 75 when a vehicle traveling the wrong direction collided with their car. Though the cause of the incident is still being investigated, authorities did suspect that alcohol played a role in the crash.


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