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What can I do if I think my Ohio doctor should have recommended a C-section during birth?

Complications can happen during any childbirth whether natural or via Cesarean section (C-section). Physicians in the past have provided C-sections …

Answered by Daniel A. Romaine

What birth injuries can result from umbilical cord problems at an Ohio hospital?

The umbilical cord is the crucial lifeline providing oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus. Without it, the fetus would not survive …

Answered by David E. Nager

What rights do I have in Ohio if my baby suffered a broken bone during birth?

Broken bones attributed to childbirth injuries are more common than you think, but they shouldn’t be. You entrusted the birth of your child to …

Answered by Jerald A. Schneiberg

How do I get out of a business partnership in Ohio?

Business disputes among partners are common. Often, partners will have the same vision when forming a company but differences arise or surface as the …

Answered by Robert J. Dubyak

Is my noncompete agreement enforceable in Ohio?

Everyone has the right to employment. The first thing to do to determine if a noncompete agreement is enforceable is to read it carefully and to …

Answered by Robert J. Dubyak

How does a team defense strategy benefit someone in an Ohio or Federal criminal case?

If you or a loved one is under investigation or is charged with an Ohio or Federal crime, you may want to quickly develop a strategy with a defense …

Answered by Michael C. Hennenberg

Can my employer fire me after I am injured at work in Ohio?

Ohio, like many other states, is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that your employer can fire you (or you can quit) without warning …

Answered by Daniel A. Romaine

In Ohio, how do I show my job is worsening an existing condition?

Ohio employees are fortunate in that the state’s workers’ compensation system recognizes “substantially aggravated” …

Answered by Jerald A. Schneiberg

Do I face any risks if I speak to an Ohio workers’ comp lawyer?

If you are referring to legal risks you might incur by speaking with an attorney after being injured on the job, the answer is no. However, it is …

Answered by Jerald A. Schneiberg

Who is responsible for my medical bills after an Ohio car crash?

Who pays for medical bills after a car accident is a question without a single right answer. Ohio is an at-fault state when it comes to car …

Answered by David E. Nager

What happens if my Ohio workers’ compensation claim is challenged?

Although all employers in the state with one or more employees must provide some form of workers’ compensation coverage, few are overjoyed at …

Answered by David E. Nager

Can I sue for mental suffering after a car accident in Ohio?

The short answer to your question is yes, you can sue for emotional distress in a personal injury lawsuit or file for it in an insurance claim. …

Answered by Daniel A. Romaine

Are there penalties if I refuse an Ohio insurance company’s offer?

If you have been injured in a car accident, through a mishap on someone else’s property or through a defective product, you will most likely …

Answered by Jerald A. Schneiberg

How do I choose a lawyer to help me after a doctor’s mistake hurt me in Ohio?

When you have been hurt by a health care professional’s mistake, you need to find the right attorney to help you get justice. This can feel …

Answered by Steve Crandall

In Ohio, if someone dies as the result of an operation, who is at fault?

If your loved one died because of an operation, it might show negligence on the part of a medical professional. In Ohio, like every state, negligence …

Answered by Marc G. Pera

How can I tell if medical staff was at fault for a birth injury in Ohio?

When trying to see if health care professionals were at fault for a birth injury, it is crucial to look at the records. Prenatal care records, …

Answered by Steve Crandall

I was fired in Ohio. Can I collect unemployment?

Workers in Ohio who have been laid off, fired, or forced to leave their jobs might be eligible for unemployment benefits through the Ohio Department …

Answered by Brian D. Spitz

What should I do if I am being sexually harassed at work in Ohio?

Sexual harassment is still a significant problem in the United States with more than a third of women reporting being the victim of such abuse and …

Answered by Brian D. Spitz

Should I be getting overtime pay at my job in Ohio?

The vast majority of workers in Ohio are covered under federal and state laws that require employers to pay overtime wages at time and a half for …

Answered by Brian D. Spitz

What should I do if I was wrongfully fired from my job in Ohio?

After being wrongfully terminated from your job, the most important thing to do is to know your employment law rights. It can be tempting to talk to …

Answered by Brian D. Spitz

How can a lawyer help me after a family member dies in an accident in Ohio?

We help families facing the wrongful death of a loved one. Tragedies resulting in wrongful death can occur in any of the following:Car accident, …

Answered by Larry S. Klein

How long does the divorce process take in Ohio?

It depends on the situation. The very basic guideline in Ohio is one year to 18 months for a divorce to be completed, depending on whether you have …

Answered by Andrea L. Cozza

Do I Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident in Ohio?

The reason why you may want to call a lawyer after a car accident is that insurance companies are notoriously cheap and often do not want to …

Answered by Gordon D. Evans, II

Does An Ohio Birth Injury Lawsuit Account For A Lifetime Of Expenses?

One of the most devastating things new parents can go through is a birth injury.All parents hope for a healthy baby. But those hopes and dreams can …

Answered by James M. Kelley

What Happens If I Am Involved In An Accident With An Uninsured Or Underinsured Driver In Ohio?

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident knows how difficult the aftermath can be — from a physical, legal and practical …

Answered by John P. O'Neil

Is The Truck Driver Or Trucking Company Responsible For An Accident In Ohio?

Truck accidents often result in devastating injuries to those inside the smaller vehicle. Due to the size of the truck and the speed at which these …

Answered by John P. O'Neil

Is Failure To Diagnose A Heart Attack Considered Medical Malpractice In Ohio?

Tightness in the chest. Shortness of breath. These are just a couple of the terrifying signs of a heart attack – symptoms that should not …

Answered by James M. Kelley

Which Family Members Can Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim In Ohio?

The loss of a loved one can be difficult from an emotional, financial and legal standpoint. Surviving family members may struggle financially after …

Answered by John P. O'Neil

What are the penalties for a first-time OVI in Ohio?

In Ohio, operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI) of alcohol is a serious crime. In fact, most persons who are arrested for this crime are …

Answered by Jon J. Saia

What are the penalties for marijuana possession in Ohio?

In Ohio, it is a crime to intentionally or knowingly possess marijuana (except for persons authorized to possess medical marijuana). Like many other …

Answered by Jon J. Saia

How do I choose a divorce lawyer in Ohio?

Except for the death of a loved one, going through a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can encounter in their life. If your …

Answered by Jon J. Saia

What damages can I sue for after losing a family member to a fatal accident or injury in Ohio?

If a close relative of yours died as a result of the negligence, dangerous conduct or wrongdoing of someone else, you may be able to get compensation …

Answered by Gerald S. Leeseberg

How do I know whether I have a case for medical malpractice in Ohio?

Determining whether you have a medical malpractice claim requires rigorous investigation to evaluate whether medical professionals were at fault. …

Answered by Gerald S. Leeseberg

How do I know whether I have a personal injury claim in Ohio?

If you were injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you have a right to bring a compensation claim for your injuries. It’s best to …

Answered by Gerald S. Leeseberg

Do I Need A Lawyer For A DUI/OVI In Ohio?

Retaining an experienced lawyer who specializes in DUI/OVI cases is absolutely in your best interest after an arrest. A DUI/OVI conviction can carry …

Answered by Steven R. Adams

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