$3.6 Million Jury Verdict Reduced to $500,000 in Case of Sexual Assault of a Minor
Posted in Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice on December 27, 2016
New Ohio Supreme Court ruling highlights unintended consequences of state’s cap on noneconomic damages. On Dec. 14, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that capping noneconomic damages awarded to a teenage victim of sexual assault did not violate her constitutional rights. The victim’s $3.6 million jury verdict was reduced to just $500,000 after the cap...
Amtrak Crash Victims Deserve Compensation
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 22, 2015
On May 12, 2015, Amtrak Regional Rail Train 188 completely derailed, causing the tragic death of eight and wounding more than 200 passengers. News of the horrific crash travelled quickly, with multiple news agencies reporting that the locomotive had been speeding at 106 mph when it entered a curve —almost twice the posted speed...
Limits on Your Personal Injury Compensation
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2014
Attorney Gary Cowan explains caps on pain and suffering in Ohio lawsuits. After being injured in a personal injury accident, you have only one chance to become made whole again and this is to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused you harm. The amount you may be awarded, either by a...
First Spine Surgeon Patient Awarded $1M, More Cases Pending
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 15, 2014
A Hamilton County jury has awarded $1.04 million to Crystal Pierce, the patient of Dr. Atiq Durrani in the well-publicized medical malpractice trial of the Cincinnati spine surgeon. Hundreds of Durrani’s patients have also filed similar malpractice claims. The jury awarded the plaintiff $500,000 for pain and suffering, $40,000 for lost wages, and $500,000...
Litigation may improve patient safety
Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 21, 2013
Much of the debate over medical malpractice law suits stems over the perceived increased costs such litigation creates. Businesses in the medical field have collectively spent billions of dollars lobbying for tort reform to limit the number and scope these suits as well as attempting to mitigate awards to plaintiffs. Lost in this...