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May 24, 2018

How Goodyear Covered Up “The Worst Tire Made in History”

By |May 24th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on How Goodyear Covered Up “The Worst Tire Made in History”

Documents published by the website Jalopnik show documents dating back nearly two decades from Goodyear, showing their G159 RV tire has been linked to more than 700 complaints—including hundreds of crashes, dozens of injuries, and nine deaths. The expose called the tire “the worst tire made in history,” with documents from 1996 to 2015 pointing to a deliberate cover-up of safety issues with the tire. Legal documents and evidence disclosed [...]

May 21, 2018

FDA Restricts Sales of Essure Birth Control Device

By |May 21st, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on FDA Restricts Sales of Essure Birth Control Device

Since its approval to go on the market in 2002, the implantable permanent birth control device Essure has been the subject of much controversy. Thousands of women have claimed the device has caused pain, internal bleeding, miscarriages, and stillbirths. The FDA finally responded on April 9 by issuing an order restricting sales and distribution of Essure. “We’ve been closely evaluating new information on the use of Essure, and based on [...]

May 14, 2018

Is the Nursing Home Liable for Resident to Resident Aggression or Assault?

By |May 14th, 2018|Nursing Home Negligence|Comments Off on Is the Nursing Home Liable for Resident to Resident Aggression or Assault?

When you think about nursing home negligence, resident-to-resident abuse might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is a prevalent issue affecting nursing home and assisted living residents throughout the United States. The National Consumer Voice for Long-Term Care conducted a prevalence study on Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes. The study defines resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in this way: "Negative physical, sexual, or verbal interactions between [...]

May 10, 2018

Study Proves that Youth Tackle Football Can Lead to Brain Disease Later

By |May 10th, 2018|Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study Proves that Youth Tackle Football Can Lead to Brain Disease Later

As more information came to light regarding the connection between Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and football, players, doctors, and managers started advocating for better and safer play. Though the NFL itself has been slow in responding (slow being the polite word), more and more people are coming around to the side of these players. Attendance has gone down at games, and a growing contingent of parents and schools have shifted [...]

May 7, 2018

Steve Crandall Explored the Pros and Cons of Social Media on Juries at the 2018 OAJ Convention

By |May 7th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Steve Crandall Explored the Pros and Cons of Social Media on Juries at the 2018 OAJ Convention

The Annual Convention of the Ohio Association for Justice was from May 2 to May 4 this year, and it was – as always – a rousing success. This year’s convention offered numerous opportunities for attendees to obtain their CLE credits, to play a few rounds of golf, and to network and reconnect with colleagues from throughout the state. This year’s speeches (once again) stole the show, and Steve Crandall’s [...]

Apr 30, 2018

What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

By |April 30th, 2018|Birth Injury|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

As everyone always says, “We don't care if it's a boy or a girl, we just want our baby to be healthy.” And, after months and months of anticipation, that's usually exactly how it goes—a normal delivery of a healthy infant. However, in a small percentage of births, things unfortunately don't go as planned and your child is not, in fact, healthy. And you want and need answers. What went [...]

Apr 26, 2018

Marc Pera Secures $515,000 Verdict against General Surgeon in Cincinnati

By |April 26th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Marc Pera Secures $515,000 Verdict against General Surgeon in Cincinnati

Crandall & Pera Law will always fight on behalf of those who have sustained serious injuries because of medical negligence. That is why we are proud to announce that firm co-founder Marc Pera has obtained a $515,000 medical malpractice verdict against a General Surgeon in Cincinnati on behalf of the family of Monica McKnight. Before going to trial, the defense offered our client nothing. The case itself was simple. Ms. [...]

Apr 23, 2018

Can Medical Marijuana Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

By |April 23rd, 2018|Dangerous Drugs|Comments Off on Can Medical Marijuana Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

According to two recent studies, medical marijuana may be chipping away at the opioid problem in the United States. Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long held the belief that the plant is a lower-risk alternative to opioids, and can relieve chronic pain. However, those on the other side of the issue claim that marijuana could actually encourage opioid use and possibly make the epidemic worse. Let's take a look at [...]

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