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Automobile Accidents Awards

Jury Verdict – for a 46-year-old man and 7-year-old child who were killed when struck by a recreational vehicle in Brecksville on the Ohio Turnpike.

Have you been injured in a car crash, or has a loved one died? Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

For a woman who was paralyzed below the waist resulting from a pickup truck injury in downtown Cleveland.

Nearly 373,000 people in the United States have a spinal cord injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), since 2010, over 35% cases were the result of motor vehicle accidents.

This makes car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

Medina family that was struck by a truck outside of Chicago.

If you are injured in an out-of-state accident and want compensation, you will need to find out if you are supposed to file in your state or in the state where the accident occurred. This will depend on the laws of the state where the accident happened. As each state has their own laws regarding limitations and conditions, several factors can affect your ability to be compensated.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144 to find out how you should proceed (in Ohio or another state). Or schedule a consultation.

Client hit by drunk driver resulting in car fire that caused serious burns.

For a motorcycle rider who was struck by an automobile in Millersburg and suffered multiple orthopedic and internal injuries.

Gioffre & Schroeder help you with a motorcycle injury. We represent the victims of motorcycle accidents with individualized, unique and experienced representation. If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle – call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for an 80-year-old woman who was paralyzed and subsequently died following a collision with a truck in Brecksville Ohio.

You may be thinking about a law suit if you have been injured in an auto accident.  First, do not engage with the insurance company until you talk to us.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

We navigate court and legal obstacles because there may be a number of legal hurdles,

Insurance companies rarely cover non-economic losses, which include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of a loved one or spousal companionship
  • Emotional distress

If you wish to recover for these kinds of losses, a lawsuit is the best recourse. Make sure you discuss all of your options with us.

These are the typical steps or stages of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit

  • Filing the Car Accident Injuries Lawsuit
  • Preliminary Motions
  • Pre-Trial Practice
  • Discovery
  • Post-Discovery Resolutions
  • Your Trial

Awarded for a 4-year-old child who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Lorain County and for the injuries sustained by his father and grandfather.

Losing a loved one in a car crash is devastating. The grief is hard enough, and you still must take care of your family’s finances.  You need to take care of your surviving family and yourself – we will take care of your financial future.  Our work is to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Settlement for a motorcyclist who injured his knee and broke his foot when struck by a vehicle that turned in front of him in Mentor.

From a frustrated friend,
“My friend was in a car crash.  The person hit her in the back.  The driver was under the influence of drugs and has numerous criminal charges. Now his insurance wants to settle for $35,000.  After legal expenses will it cover medical bills?  Should we go to court? ”

Several different factors when determining liability; not all of them obvious.  For example, a motorist is seriously injured when another motorist cuts in front of him. The motorist that was hit may be found liable if he was speeding or made an illegal lane change prior to the collision. The decision of who pays for damages or injuries in car accidents rests primarily on motor vehicle statutes, rather than the traditional, common law definition of “fault.”

We get these type of questions often.  Our attorneys handle each case personally and individually.  Call to give us more specifics at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for a woman who was struck by a drunk driver while attending a Cleveland Street festival.

The FBI reports that over 1.4 million people were arrested in the United States for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

A large number of legal issues occur when a drunk driver hits a pedestrian.  These issues can be both criminal and civil.  The driver can face serious charges, fines and jail time that may include manslaughter as the crime.

Can the pedestrian that was hit sue the Driver?

Yes.

If the driver was negligent (drunk driving is negligent) grounds for a lawsuit are affirmed.

How much compensation can the injured party receive?

Of course it depends on the extent of the injuries.  But generally, lawsuits are intended to compensate for all losses attributable to the accident.  The calculation, however may be more complicated based on:

  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • medical expenses
  • loss of normal life

Pain and suffering and loss of normal life calculations are more complicated. What is the value of chronic neck pain and headaches?  …what ever the jury thinks is reasonable.

Call and tell us what happened in your auto accident at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a man who suffered a serious brain injury in a collision with a car.

Awarded for an elderly gentleman who lost his leg in a car accident in Lorain County.

Auto accidents are a leading cause of “traumatic amputations,” as opposed to cancer, congenital, or vascular disease.

Causes of Traumatic Amputation

A traumatic amputation may involve any body part or extremity, including the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, ears. Statistically, the most common causes of accidental traumatic amputation injuries are as follows:

  1. Traffic accidents (including bicycles, trains, motorcycles)
  2. Workplace/factory/construction accidents
  3. Agricultural accidents (including lawnmowers)
  4. Firearm/explosives/fireworks accidents (includes military casualties)
  5. Electrocution accidents
  6. Ring traction accidents
  7. Building and car door accidents

If you have had a traumatic amputation whether from an auto accident or not, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Wrongful death of a 26 year old college student in car accident.

For a woman who was hit by a drunk driver head on suffering a fractured ankle in Medina Ohio.

BROKEN BONE INJURIES

A broken bone injury can be caused from different traumatic accidents including car accidents, slip, trip and falls, or construction site accidents.

You may be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bill if a broken bone is caused by the negligence of others.

CALL US AND DO NOT RELY ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

Do not accept any claim before you speak with us. Many insurance companies use settlement policies that encourage you to take a quick payment.  The adjuster will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to to gain your confidence. Their goal is to settle quickly and at a low cost to the insurance company.

Gioffre & Scroeder Schwebel,  maintain a reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts.

How?  Simple – You are the focus and we have experience to deliver for you.

YOU DESERVE

  • Medical reimbursement
  • Full compensation for pain and suffering
  • Payment for past and future income loss
  • Peace of mind knowing we have your back

If you have had a traumatic bone injury whether from an auto accident or not, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for the wrongful death of a 16-year-old pedestrian struck by a car that lost control and left the roadway in Oberlin.

Negligence is a legal construct that is the foundation for most car accident lawsuits. If you’ve been in a car accident and are looking to sue another other party, you’ve heard the term “negligence” before. If you think there is a negligent party, call us and we will help you through Ohio’s legal system.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

Jury Verdict – for a woman’s wrongful death in a car accident in Westlake Ohio.

Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death either negligently or through intentional harm. Wrongful death claims allow the estate of the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. The suit is usually filed by a representative of the estate, on behalf of surviving family members and other affected parties.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

For a woman who suffered severe injuries when struck by a rented recreational vehicle (RV).

Jury Verdict – for a man who was struck by a drunk driver in Garfield Heights.

For a 42-year-old man that suffered permanent foot and ankle injuries when struck by a commercial van that lost control and crossed over a median into the express lanes of I-271.

For a woman that was killed when a car drove into her home in Lorain County.

For a Solon man who was rear ended in Cuyahoga County.

For a man injured in an automobile accident.

Jury Verdict – for a 19-year-old female passenger who suffered a fractured femur when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

Medical Malpractice Awards

Awarded for the wrongful death of a young man due to a Cleveland hospital’s failure to correctly diagnose his torn diaphragm.

According to a CNN report, medical errors may be the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.

Negligence, Abuse, Incompetence, and Errors happen in our health care – if you suspect a problem – call us immediately at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

By Dr. Mercola

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that up to 98,000 people die each year due to hospital mistakes. A health advisory committee with IOM has built on this knowledge in a new, yet equally concerning, report released in September 2015.1

Most people will suffer from at least one wrong or delayed medical diagnosis during their lifetime, according to the latest data. Americans experience about 12 million diagnostic errors a year, the IOM report revealed.

Conservatively, the report found that 5 percent of US adults who seek outpatient care will experience a diagnostic error. Further, such errors are thought to contribute to 10 percent of patient deaths and 17 percent of adverse events in hospitals.

They’re also the leading type of paid medical malpractice claims and are nearly twice as likely to have resulted in the patient’s death compared to other claims.

For a man who entered a coma when given an excessive amount of anesthesia during surgery in Erie.

This is quoted from the U.S. National Library of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health,

“Anesthesiologists are pretty much the only doctors who induce controlled and reversible coma medically in their daily practice. The word “coma” derived from a Greek word “Koma” signifies a state of sleep. In medical terms it is defined as a state of unresponsiveness from which the patient cannot be aroused. Therefore any delayed recovery is viewed as anesthetic problem.

Delayed recovery from anesthesia or coma after anesthesia is a major anesthetic complication. The causes for delayed recovery from anesthesia are many.”

If you or a loved one has had problems after surgery, it may have been the hospital’s responsibility. Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for the wrongful death of a young Parma man who died from the doctor’s failure to properly treat pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It is painful, develops quickly, and can be fatal.  The overall death rate of pancreatitis is around 5 percent.  Some cases of pancreatitis may be mild and go away on their own without treatment. However, severe cases can lead to potentially fatal complications, including death.

Medical errors encompass a range of potentially harmful mistakes a provider or hospital system could make: misdiagnosis, administering the wrong dosage of a medication or neglecting the care of a patient because of a communication breakdown.

Call us immediately at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Settlement for the wrongful death of a woman who was inappropriately anesthetized during child birth at a Cleveland hospital.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about your treatment during childbirth at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

What are some of the risks of epidural anesthesia?

  • Epidurals may cause your blood pressure to suddenly drop. If there is a sudden drop in blood pressure, you may need to be treated with IV fluids, medications, and oxygen.
  • After your epidural is placed, you will need to alternate sides while lying in bed and have continuous monitoring for changes in fetal heart rate. Lying in one position can sometimes cause labor to slow down or stop.
  • For a few hours after the birth, the lower half of your body may feel numb. Numbness will require you to walk with assistance.
  • In rare instances, permanent nerve damage may result in the area where the catheter was inserted.

Awarded for the wrongful death of a woman who died due to a punctured bladder while undergoing a simple laparoscopic procedure.

Because laparoscopic surgery requires so many advanced technological devices, hospitals and doctors must we well trained in their use and potential problems.

What can go wrong?

They equipment may be faulty (because it is new on the market) or a mistake made by a surgeon, can damage to internal organs, poke a hole (i.e. perforation) in the stomach or small intestine, internal bleeding, pulmonary embolisms or other blockages caused by detached blood clots.

Lack of Skill

In many instances, mistakes can be made by medical staff due to lack of skill or experience on the part of a nurse or surgeon when performing laparoscopic surgery.

You should never try to go it alone in a case like this.  Call us immediately if you have a concern about your surgery at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Settlement for a young child whose physician, in Beachwood, failed to diagnose his condition of hydrocephalus.

Common Misdiagnoses and Hydrocephalus

BBC News UK reported on a man who was institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered an inability to speak.  It was initially misdiagnosed as a “nervous breakdown.” He was later diagnosed as having had a stroke.

A dementia diagnosis may actually be a drug interaction.

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains misdiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure on the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease or dementia. One study suggested that 5% of dementia or Parkinson’s disease diagnosis were actually excessive pressure on the brain.

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a diagnosis at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Family received this for the wrongful death of a Lorain woman who died as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition.

Numerous medical professionals in the ER could make a negligent error and not diagnose a heart attack. Some of these health care providers include:

  • Emergency room physicians
  • Triage nurses
  • Consulting cardiologists
  • Interns and medical students
  • Consulting physicians

Some studies show that some lower-volume emergency rooms may have a higher rate of heart attack misdiagnosis than busy ERs.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a diagnosis at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a Westlake Ohio man who suffered injuries from being negligently catheterized.

Damage caused from catheters is a major concern lately by health care professionals. Catheters create a massive amount of pain and discomfort for the patient, and they also increase the risk of infections and other more life threatening problems like bladder cancer.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a medical procedure that has gone wrong at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for a Huron woman who died as a result of an overdose on the drug of Tylenol.

In General (not necessarily from this case):
Source (WebMD): people with liver illnesses or people who chronically consume large amounts of alcohol should be particularly careful when taking acetaminophen and should consult their doctor prior to taking acetaminophen compounds. The FDA currently recommends that anyone taking medications that contain acetaminophen should not drink alcoholic beverages.

Awarded for an infant who suffered a shoulder dystocia injury resulting in a severe injury to her brachial plexus nerve while being delivered at a Cleveland hospital.

Geoffre & Schroeder – Birth Injury Lawyers

Child birth should be one of life’s happiest moments. Sometimes problems occur.  Injuries during birth are physical injuries to babies during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or shortly after birth. Many of these types of injuries are preventable and may be caused by negligent medical care.  If you have any questions, concerns or suspicions, call us.

An experienced birth injury lawyer helps determine the origin of a birth injury:

  • Skull fractures or other bone damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy (also called Brachial Plexus Palsy)
  • Brain swelling or hemorrhaging
  • Brain damage due to hypoxia caused by umbilical cord compression or strangulation.

Bed sores developed at a Cleveland hospital.

Settlement for a man who suffered severe burns from an overdose of the drug Velban during cancer treatment.

Vinblastine is a cancer medication that interferes with cancer cell growth. It can be used to treat Hodgkin’s disease, certain types of testicular cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, choriocarcinoma (a type of uterine cancer), and Kaposi’s sarcoma; and is often used in combination with other cancer medications.

One side effect is a burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when vinblastine is injected.

Multiple sources – this is not medical advice.

Awarded to a Ravenna man injured by a catheter prior to surgery.

There are a number of ways a catheter can injure you.  If you have a problem after a medical procedure, please give us a call.

There are patients on trauma service, ICU/CCU, and surgical services that have catheter related injuries.  Problems can occur because of urgent or semi-urgent placement of a catheter by a nurse or intern/junior resident in the ER, trauma unit, resuscitation bay, ICU or operating room. If it is incorrectly positioned it may not be recognized for hours, days or sometimes week(s) later. The problem is discoverd from blood/urine passing around the catheter and poor drainage/urine output via catheter. Many of these patients encounter long term injury.

Settlement against Cleveland Hospital for negligent damages from a punctured gland during nasal surgery.

If you have had surgery and realize there may have been negligence or incompetence from the medical facility or staff, call us immediately.

From the American Rhinologic Society:

Bleeding: It is normal to have some degree of bleeding after surgery on the nasal septum (the wall that divides the two sides of the nasal cavity) or turbinates (intranasal structures that filter and humidify air). Rarely does this require additional intervention and extremely rarely does it require blood transfusion. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS, such as aspirin or ibuprofen) and certain over-the-counter (OTC) supplements such as vitamin E and gingko can increase the risk of bleeding, so patients should consult with their physicians regarding the use of any medications before or after surgery. Postoperative bleeding most commonly occurs within the first 24 hours of the procedure, but can be delayed days or even weeks. If the bleeding causes a hematoma (blood clot) within the septum, removal of the hematoma is necessary, and the development of scar tissue or even nasal collapse could occur.
Intracranial complications: The floor of the brain is where the septum attaches to the roof of the nose. If this thin bony layer is fractured, brain fluid (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) can leak into the nose. While rare, this is likely to be identified and repaired in the operating room at the time of the primary surgery. In rare cases, this could lead to infection of the lining of the brain (“meningitis”), bleeding into the brain or the need for further intracranial surgeries.
Impaired sense of taste or smell: The sense of smell usually improves after the procedure because airflow is restored, although in sporadic cases it could worsen depending on the extent of swelling, infection, or allergy. This impairment is often temporary but can be prolonged.
Nasal obstruction: Much of the nasal septum is made of cartilage, which has “memory” – the propensity to move back to its original position. Although preventative measures are performed by the surgeon at the time of procedure, the cartilage may move after the surgery which may rarely lead to persistent blockage. Surgery typically improves airflow, but in some patients it may not improve or rarely may worsen. Small scar bands may also occur in the nose and require removal by the surgeon at postoperative visits.
Numbness: Numbness of the front upper teeth, lip or nose may occur after surgery but is usually self-limiting and does not require further treatment.
Change in appearance: The septum contributes to a significant portion of the bridge of the nose and the base of the nose near the upper lip. Although surgery on the septum alone typically doesn’t change the appearance of the external nose, such changes are possible.
Pain, dryness: The turbinates are “swell bodies” that are present along the sidewall of the nasal cavity. They often become too enlarged and their size is physically reduced during nasal surgeries, and this often improves symptoms such as nasal congestion of obstruction. However, in some patients this may leave them with the sensation of being overly dry or even cause chronic pain; a very rare but severe form of this is referred to as “empty nose syndrome.”

Workplace Injury Awards

Settlement for wrongful death from a work place injury in Lorain, Ohio.

On the job wrongful death claims try to remedy the damages family members and loved ones suffer after the unexpected loss. These filings and claims can bring relief to the costs of after-life care. In doing so will be worth the try because there may be a legal remedy; especially if the death was linked to negligence on the job.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Worker seriously injured in explosion at steel mill.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for a man who suffered a severe brain injury when involved in a construction site accident.

18.5% of all workplace deaths in the United States occur in the construction industry according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  They categorize the top 4 as:

  • falls
  • electrocutions
  • struck by object, and
  • caught in/between.

Right after the death of a loved one, a lawsuit is the last thing considered by family members.  A lawsuit can’t bring the loved one back.  But – it may be worth looking at a legal path if the death was linked to negligence – you just may be helping a family in the future.

There are basically two different potential lawsuits that arise when a worker dies as a result of a job related injury:

  • wrongful death action
  • a survivor action

In the vast majority of cases, the deceased worker’s family files both claims in the same case. The two differ mainly in the type of damages that are available.

Wrongful Death Actions.

  • The worker died because of the defendant’s negligence.
  • The worker had very close family members.
  • The family members suffered losses (detailed below) as a result of the death.
  • Therefore, the defendant responsible for the death should compensate the close family members for their losses.

Survivor Actions.

  • The person died because of negligence
  • The negligence caused pain and suffering before the worker died
  • The defendant should not be able to escape liability for pain and suffering simply because the worker died.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Jury verdict for worker who fell when guardrail collapsed.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For the wrongful death of a woman who died in a warehouse accident.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Jury Verdict for the wrongful death of a man that was crushed by a steel beam.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For injury from falling off a platform at work in Lorain County.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about a job related injury at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Insurance Coverage Dispute Settlements

Settlement for a woman who suffered a spinal cord injury when her vehicle was hit by a box truck that went left of center in downtown Cleveland Ohio – the case involved a dispute with multiple insurance companies.

Nobody enjoys dealing with insurance companies and disputing a legitimate claim. Proceed wisely when disputing car insurance claims; and with one of our attorneys. You may be frustrated with the insurance company about what you perceive as an unfair claims amount, but it’s important to act in a restrained, unemotional manner throughout the appeals process.  We start benevolent, but as we see any resistance from the Insurance company we ramp up our aggressiveness.  We take on the fight in your behalf so you do no have to….

If you are having problems with your insurance claim, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Settlement for the estate of a woman when an insurance company failed to provide coverage after she was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Erie County.

You can sue insurance agents for breach of contract or negligence when they fail to get appropriate insurance coverage for you.  The insurance agent or broker assigned to procure insurance for you has an obligation to you to use reasonable diligence when attempting to order the insurance and/or notify you in a timely manner.   The agent must exercise reasonable care, skill, and good faith diligence in seeking to obtain your insurance.

There are three cases where there is inadequate insurance coverage:

  1. where the agent does not indemnify the client against a particular risk
  2. where the agent fails to provide the client with the best coverage available at the best price
  3. where the agent acquires a policy for the client but fails to provide a sufficient amount of coverage

You are not alone if you are having problems with your insurance claim, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Wrongful denial of life insurance benefits.

For wrongful denial of life insurance benefits.

Settlement for a fire victim from Cleveland whose insurance company wrongfully denied coverage for the incident and committed fraud to cover-up its mistakes
We understand the system.  There are many reasons you may have been denied benefits.  The regulations are very complex and encourage you to settle with the insurance company’s claims adjuster. If you didn’t complete information on your application accurately or you didn’t have a particular document you will be denied benefits. If your application has been denied you need to immediately contact Gioffre & Schroeder. There is a time frame for filing an appeal, so it’s critical you act as soon as possible or you risk losing your benefits.

Call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a Cleveland victim whose insurance company wrongfully denied his disability benefits.

Personal Injury Awards

For facial scars resulting from a dog bite.

Here are a few ways to ensure any claim you have is maximized:

  • Never agree to allow your statement to be recorded – unless we are with you
  • Don’t forget about the Statute of Limitations!
  • Do not miss your doctor’s appointments
  • Document the scene of the accident
  • Get all witnesses contact information.
  • Contact the Police and ask them to write a Police Report
  • See the right doctor! – we can guide you
  • Understand Your Insurance Coverage

If you had a personal injury, call and tell us what happened before you sign any insurance documents!  Call at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Jury Verdict – For a man who suffered a ski boot fracture at a ski resort in Summit County.

Ask your us if it is advisable to settle out of court. This can save you much stress and money.
Never apologize to anyone at the scene. You don’t know all the facts or who is actually at fault.
Following any injury or accident, get numbers and names of witnesses as soon as possible.
If you have been injured, call and tell us what happened before you sign any insurance documents! Call at (216) 771-1144. Or schedule a consultation.

For a facial scar on a child caused by a dog bite.

If you had a personal injury, call and tell us what happened before you sign any insurance documents!  Call at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a student who suffered a serious injury when his hand was impaled by a nail that was lodged in a door.

If you had a personal injury, call and tell us what happened before you sign any insurance documents!  Call at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Nursing Home Negligence Settlements

Jury Verdict – against a nursing home for the wrongful death of an elderly patient.
Wrongful death is any incident where a person dies due to an intentional act or negligence, which is classified as carelessness or inaction that has caused harm. Poor care in nursing homes is responsible for many premature deaths in elderly patients.

Wrongful death lawsuits allow “real parties in interest” can sue. These may include:

  • Immediate Family including  spouses, children of the deceased, and parents of an unmarried child are considered immediate family
  • Life Partners, Putative Spouses and Financial Dependents and those who were formerly financially dependent on the deceased are allowed to bring a wrongful death lawsuit
  • Putative spouses are people who believed that they were legally married to the deceased, and life partners may also qualify in a lawsuit

Call us immediately if a loved one is having problems at a nursing home.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Settlement – against a nursing home for negligently causing a bed sore in Erie County.

Serious issues can develop when nursing homes do not keep sanitary.   Nursing home residents are affected negatively when germs and bacteria spread.  If the residents are vulnerable, it is especially important that a nursing home is clean.  If the facility has poor hygiene it can wreck havoc on a loved one.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about the care a loved one is given at a nursing home.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Awarded for an Ashtabula woman who negligently cared for by Ashtabula nursing home.

Here are some signs of nursing home neglect:

  • Bedsores, or pressure ulcers
  • Changes in personal hygiene or appearance efforts
  • A growing lack of friendly interaction with the nursing home staff
  • A growing lack of friendly interaction with the other nursing home residents
  • Injuries from nursing home falls
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Withdrawn elder behavior, or unusual changes in behavior
  • Environmental hazards, such as poor lighting, slippery floors, unsafe mobility equipment, or unsafe furniture in the nursing home patient’s room

Call us immediately if you have a concern about the care a loved one is given at a nursing home.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Product Liability Settlements

Awarded to a man who lost his left eye as a result of a defective commercial “bungee cord” that broke during use on a job site in Lorain County
Defective or dangerous products are the cause of thousands of injuries in the U.S. every year. “Product liability law,” is the body of legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products.  These rules makes it easier for an injured person to recover damages.

Product liability refers to a manufacturer held liable for placing a defective product on to the consumer maket. Responsibility for a product defect that causes injury lies with all sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain. In general terms, the law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. When a product has an unexpected defect or danger, the product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer.

If you are injured by using a product, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a man who lost his arm as a result of a defective commercial mixer.

If you are injured by using a product, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a man who was injured when a defective table collapsed on him in a manufacturing facility.

If you are injured by using a product, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Defective wiring in a car causing severe burns.

If you are injured by using a product, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For the owners of exotic animals that were injured and damaged as a result of ingesting contaminated food in Medina County.

If you are injured by using a product, call and tell us what happened at (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Employment Litigation

Employment contract dispute.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about the care a loved one is given at a nursing home.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

For a group of employees who employer failed to pay overtime benefits.

Call us immediately if you have a concern about the care a loved one is given at a nursing home.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Lemon Law Settlements

Settlement for a man who purchased a defective truck from a major auto manufacturer.

A lemon law settlement is not taxable. It is only recovering something you lost. If the settlement exceeds the basis of the property then that extra amount is taxable.

If your vehicle has problems but doesn’t technically meet the criteria to qualify as a “lemon,” you may still be entitled to cash compensation for its diminished value. In these instances, the manufacturer will often pay the consumer a “cash and keep” settlement.

Don’t get mad, call us.  Dial (216) 771-1144.  Or schedule a consultation.

Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

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If you need legal services throughout the Vermilion area, contact the experienced attorneys at Gioffre & Schroeder. Our goal is to handle your case efficiently and in a manner that results in full compensation.

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Our offices are easily accessible from Cleveland’s suburbs and we provide FREE PARKING at the Crittenden Parking Lot near the building next to Mallorca restaurant for our valued clients and visitors.

Address

The Gray’s Block 1360 West 9th Street, Suite 400 Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Telephone: (216) 771-1144 FAX: (216) 736-7136