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September 2016 Archives

Ohio BWC reports a decline in workplace injuries in the state

When it comes to preventing workplace injuries, Ohio employers are outpacing the rest of the nation. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) briefed its board of directors this week on a decline in reported injuries.

Defending against strict liability in product defect cases

Because of strict liability, plaintiffs in Ohio do not need to prove that a manufacturer was negligent, only that the product itself is defective. Understandably, this can put manufacturers and other liable parties at a disadvantage in some product liability cases.

What are some strategies to defend against medical malpractice?

Even the best doctors and medical professionals can be involved in medical malpractice lawsuits. Whether the claim is legitimate or not, it is vital to protect your rights and interests throughout the proceedings. The best way to do this is through a strong defense strategy.

Protecting your business against workers' comp fraud

On September 6, Lynn D. McCann II, a paramedic in Knox County, plead guilty to workers' compensation fraud. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) discovered he was working as a paramedic for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus while also collecting benefits for a similar job with a private medical transportation company. 

Defend your facility against nursing home malpractice claims

In a nursing home setting, there is a huge potential for accidents. Residents are often frail and may have balance and mobility issues. They are likely on multiple medications, which increase the likelihood of complications.