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The Hits Keep Coming — Ohio’s Damage Caps

Learn How The Caps Affect You An injured person seeking justice in Ohio quickly discovers when making an injury claim or filing a lawsuit, there is insult added to their injuries; thanks to the Ohio legislature. The Ohio Constitution mandates that a jury decides all issues of fact in a civil case (unless both sides waive a jury trial), including the amount of damages.  In 2007, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed numerous decisions and declared that a legislative one-size-fits-all damage [...]

By |July 14, 2023|Blog|

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wrongful Death Lawsuits “What should I do? Who should I talk to? Did they have to die?” If you suspect a loved one died under questionable circumstances, you’ve likely asked yourself these questions. Understanding the laws related to wrongful death claims can feel overwhelming. Consulting a lawyer who has successfully handled wrongful death cases will make navigating the difficult experience manageable. Wrongful death lawsuits are often complicated and impacted by multiple factors. In this blog, [...]

By |June 22, 2023|Blog|

Ohio Turnpike Snow Plow Driver Injures 12 and Damages 40 Vehicles

I could not believe it when I saw it.  An Ohio Turnpike snow plow truck was plowing the left inside berm on the westbound lane at a high rate of speed propelling heavy snow and ice over the berm and into the eastbound lane.  Reportedly 12 people were injured and 40 cars damaged causing some vehicles to crash. It happened just before 2 p.m. yesterday. The video shows how scary this incident was for the drivers affected by this snow [...]

By |January 25, 2022|Blog|

Limitations of the Apgar Score

Thanks to advancements in technology, the majority of Ohio babies are born without severe complications. However, when an issue does arise, it is imperative that the delivery room team understands how to handle the situation. If your child has health issues as a result of negligence at or near the time of birth, you may have grounds for a claim. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Virginia Apgar developed a system to rapidly assess the clinical status [...]

By |January 21, 2020|Blog|

Preventing CLASBIs in Ohio hospitals

When health care professionals and facilities in Ohio slack on safety protocols, it is often the patients who suffer. As a result of lax standards, patients may contract illnesses aside from the ones they originally sought treatment for, including central line-associated bloodstream infections. Central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLASBIs as they are more commonly known, occur when germs get into the bloodstream through a central venous catheter. Similar to an IV but placed in large veins in the arms, neck, [...]

By |January 21, 2020|Blog|

Financial concerns associated with pedestrian accidents

In terms of one's physical well-being, a pedestrian accident can be disastrous. Even if a victim is lucky enough to survive being struck by a vehicle that is much larger than them, they may have a lot of other hardships to confront. The mental toll can be very devastating, and many victims also suffer from a financial point of view. In this blog post, we will look into some of the different financial hardships that are not uncommon in the [...]

By |January 4, 2020|Blog|

Recovering from a high-speed accident

Motor vehicle collisions occur for countless reasons in Ohio, and many victims' lives are never the same afterward. Losing the ability to walk, struggling with severe pain, sustaining brain damage and facing extreme financial hardships are just some of the serious challenges that accident victims face. Moreover, these hardships are especially common in accidents that involve high speeds. The Piscitelli Law Firm knows how tough life is for many car accident victims and we understand how important it is for [...]

By |January 4, 2020|Blog|

What parents should know about retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity is an eye disease that may cause blindness in infants born before 31 weeks gestation. When the health care provider does not diagnose and treat this condition shortly after birth, permanent vision loss can result. If your baby was born prematurely, learn more about the importance of screening for and treating ROP. What is retinopathy of prematurity? This disease causes blood vessels within the retina of the eye to grow abnormally and bleed. Over time, the scarring created [...]

By |December 18, 2019|Blog|

How seizures can be prevented in newborns

A baby born in Ohio should be a time worth celebrating. There is nothing more terrifying than discovering that your little one is ill or injured. To see a newborn have a seizure can be devastating. While some conditions are unavoidable, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital explains that neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to seizures. HIE develops during pregnancy, labor, delivery or during the postnatal period. It involves an interrupted flow of blood or oxygen into the brain. This can lead to a number [...]

By |December 17, 2019|Blog|

Can Ohio birth injuries cause cerebral palsy?

Whether your first or your fifteenth, the birth of a child is an exciting time for parents and families in Ohio and elsewhere. This excitement may soon turn to concern, however, if your child displays signs of serious medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. In some cases, the development of this disorder may be the result of negligence, mistakes or other unsafe practices on the part of your health care provider. Cerebral palsy is the term applied to a class [...]

By |December 2, 2019|Blog|

Teen receives $44M for brain injury caused by untreated infection

An Ohio jury found a medical laboratory and two healthcare organizations liable for the spread of a serious brain infection that resulted in a young man's paralysis. At Piscitelli Law Firm, we understand how critical it can be for you or your family to obtain compensation to help manage lifelong injuries caused by medical negligence. When the young man's parents sought medical treatment for their son's ear infection, his initial visit led to a misdiagnosis, mistakes and a lack of [...]

By |November 12, 2019|Blog|

How do I get compensation after a truck accident?

Truck accidents in Ohio would probably require a slightly different approach when you attempt to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. There are quite a few reasons for this — this article will explain some examples below. For now, suffice it to say that you probably would not want to attempt these often-competitive negotiations without a solid understanding of personal injury law. Although there are countless factors that complicate truck accident lawsuits, you could divide them roughly into two main [...]

By |November 5, 2019|Blog|