AED Liability in Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on July 23, 2015
The Elk & Elk law firm is pleased to announce it has purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for use in an emergency. This life-saving device is located on the first floor of our Mayfield Heights location, near the restrooms. Now employees, clients and visitors to the Elk & Elk building will have a better...
Kids and Guns: A Deadly Combination
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on March 5, 2015
Gun control is always a hot-button issue in this country. However, stories in the media about shootings that involve children – from Sandy Hook to the Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland – are guaranteed to spur lively debate, sometimes resulting in calls for new legislation. [caption id="attachment_3512" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Suchart Sriwichai /Freerangestock.com[/caption]...
Ohio Bill Gives Doctors More Immunities
Posted in Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on October 17, 2013
Tort reform is alive and well in Ohio. Amid the rancor surrounding the federal government shutdown, a reprehensible bill has been proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives. If passed, House Bill 276 would grant even more immunities to health care providers. Among other provisions, the bill states that if a physician admits he...
Government Shutdown Puts Consumers at Risk
Posted in Firm News, Health & Wellness on October 10, 2013
As the battle over The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the debt ceiling stalls in congress, furloughs of more than 800,000 government employees continue and some public safety services have literally gone “offline.” Salmonella outbreak In an effort to research the massive salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people, we...
Trampoline Parks Lack Regulation
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 4, 2013
Kids love to jump – on the bed, sofa, bounce houses, and especially, trampolines. Indoor trampoline parks are springing up across the country. Mostly housed in old warehouses, these facilities are filled with a sea of interconnected trampolines and other high-flying activities. Know the risks If time has taught us anything, it’s that trampolines...
Ohio Law Slashes Jury Award to Victim of Sexual Assault
Posted in Firm News on August 13, 2013
An Ohio woman whose pastor sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old has now been deprived of over $3 million. Neither a robbery nor a Ponzi scheme was to blame. The culprits responsible for this “theft” were members of the Ohio General Assembly. A jury awarded $3.6 million to the woman, who...
Zimmerman May Face Civil Suit
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 8, 2013
The criminal trial of George Zimmerman is over, but he may find himself in a courtroom again. The family of shooting victim Trayvon Martin could file a civil suit against Zimmerman for the wrongful-death of Trayvon. Although the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents a defendant from being tried for the same crime twice,...
Laser toys put children at risk
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 7, 2013
Lasers are everywhere. They allow us to listen to a CD, scan our purchases at the checkout counter and then, there is the omnipresent laser pointer. As adults we know not to shine these devices into anyone’s eyes, but what about lasers in the hands of children? In the U.S., toys are generally overseen...
Proposed NCAA Accountability Act addresses head injuries
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 2, 2013
Frustrated over the recent disciplinary actions taken against Ohio State University and Penn State, lawmakers from Ohio and Pennsylvania are taking on the NCAA at the federal level. A new bill, entitled the National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act, is being touted by its sponsors as a bipartisan effort, designed to “improve the health and...