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Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok Face Legal Battles Regarding Dangerous Teen Social Media Addiction
Posted in Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news on November 21, 2023
In a recent legal development, the state of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Meta, alleging that CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed worries about Instagram features negatively impacting users' mental health. The lawsuit, unveiled in Suffolk Superior Court, claims that concerns about plastic surgery filters on Instagram and Facebook were raised as early as 2019,...
Essential Strategies and Tips for First Client Meetings
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness, In the news, Medical Malpractice, Workplace Injuries and Claims on November 7, 2023
By William J. Price The first meeting between an attorney and their client is a pivotal moment in the attorney-client relationship. Having a well-thought-out plan in place is crucial for ensuring a smooth start and setting the stage for effective collaboration. This initial meeting serves as an opportunity for lawyers to gather essential information...
Arthur Elk, 2023 Cleveland State University College of Law Hall of Fame Inductee
Posted in Firm News, In the news on November 3, 2023
A well-earned acknowledgment of a long, successful, and innovative legal career for Arthur Elk, a founding partner of Elk & Elk Co Ltd, was recently recognized. An alumnus of CSU-College of Law, Art was inducted into their Hall of Fame on November 3, 2023. Success in public service, civil practice, and business are seen...
No More Warnings! Ticketing Now Begins for Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on October 5, 2023
On April 4, the state of Ohio implemented a new distracted driving law, significantly changing how we handle mobile devices while behind the wheel. This law now categorizes the use of cell phones or any electronic devices while driving as a primary offense, which means that law enforcement officers have the authority to pull...
When TikTok Medical Advice Leads to Harm
Posted in Consumer Protection, Health & Wellness, In the news, Medical Malpractice on August 30, 2023
In the digital information age, social media platforms like TikTok have become a breeding ground for content creators, including self-proclaimed "TikTok doctors" who offer medical advice and insights to their followers. While this accessibility to information can be empowering, it also raises important questions about the legal liability that arises when individuals follow the...
Report Reveals Cleveland as The Most Stressed City in The United States
Posted in Health & Wellness, In the news on July 19, 2023
Stress is an inevitable part of life that affects us all to some extent. However, recent years have witnessed a surge in stress levels among Americans, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, soaring inflation rates, and increasing incidents of violence. A recent report, conducted by WalletHub, analyzed 182 cities nationwide and considered 39 stress-related...
[UPDATE] Elk + Elk Partner R. Craig McLaughlin Satisfied with Progress in Lawsuit Against Southeast Ohio Regional Jail Employees
Posted in Firm News, In the news on July 7, 2023
UPDATED NOV. 2023 In a federal court case regarding the tragic death of our client while incarcerated at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, the final remaining defendant, a former jail nurse, has reached a settlement with the plaintiff. The trial was initially scheduled for January 2024. Representing the plaintiff, Kelsea Mercer, Elk + Elk attorney...
Elk + Elk Attorney Jay Kelley Represents Ohio Client in Lawsuit Against Shake Shack
Posted in Firm News, In the news on May 16, 2023
Elk + Elk attorney Jay Kelley, who is representing Theo Stokes of Chagrin Falls, recently filed a lawsuit on Stokes' behalf, naming Shake Shack and several of its employees as defendants. The Incident On April 19, 2022, Stokes visited the Shake Shack on Euclid Avenue to purchase food. However, Stokes claims that he was...
Ohio International Women’s Day Events 2023
Posted in Community Outreach, In the news on March 8, 2023
Every year on March 8, people around the world observe International Women's Day (IWD) as a way of acknowledging the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally. The day is an opportunity to appreciate the strides that have been taken toward promoting gender equality and women's rights while also drawing attention to...
Nearly 25% of Patients Experience Harm in U.S. Hospitals
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness, In the news, Medical Malpractice on January 19, 2023
When you go to a hospital, you believe you are being cared for and treated in the best way possible. However, a recent study shows this is not the case. New England Journal of Medicine recently released a report revealing that nearly 1 in 4 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals will experience harm during their stay. The...