June is National Safety Month. One of the thing National Safety Month recognizes is staying safer on the job at in the home. Here are a few examples of Safety related cases our Akron lawfirm has handled. If you have any questions or were injured due to another persons neglect, give us a call at 330-253-5454.
Science Experiment Explosion and Burn Injury: Two high school girls were seriously burned during a science experiment explosion caused by the teacher. Science teacher failed to perform experiment properly; failed to take adequate safety precautions; failed to provide safety equipment to students during the experiment; and had not been adequately trained in conducting science experiment or in how to take adequate safety precautions. An 8-figure settlement was achieved.
Electrocution Burn Injury: 49-year old male sustained second and third degree electrical burns when he was electrocuted by a faulty 220/240 range in his apartment. The investigation revealed faulty and corroded wiring in the electric stove and a refrigerator that leaked water on the floor of the kitchen. The tenant has previously complained that the stove was not working properly and that the refrigerator was leaking water on the floor, but the landlord did perform the necessary repairs. Tenant went into the kitchen to get a glass of juice, when he stepped in water that had leaked onto the floor from the refrigerator and then touched the stove resulting in very serious burn injuries. The case was resolved for the insurance policy limits.
Chemical/Industrial burn injury: A 30-year old gentleman working as an independent contractor at a steel plant fell into an unprotected tar pit, which contained caustic chemicals and hot water in excess of several hundred degrees, causing third degree burns to his leg. Apparently, the steel grate had been removed from the tar pit and had not been properly replaced. The tar pit was located in a dike area and was covered with very shallow water that hid the open tar pit from view. A settlement was reached.
Gun Shot Injury: A 7-year old boy was accompanied by his father at an outdoor equipment supply store. Store employee was showing a gun, that was loaded, to another customer. Accidentally, the gun was fired, shooting the child in the femur. The child suffered a fractured femur, blood loss and emotional trauma. Store had violated all safety procedures in showing a gun that was loaded in a business open to the general public. The case was successfully resolved.
The Brain Injury Layers at Perantinides & Nolan are advocates of good care and good health. March is National Brain Injury Awareness month so we would like to share some info and make you aware of brain injuries so that you can avoid such injury at all costs. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 1.7 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow, jolt or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. • 2.4 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a TBI in the U.S. each year. 5.3 million individuals live with life-long disability as a result ofTBI. • 52,000 people will die. 275,000 people will be hospitalized. 1.365 million people will be treated and released from an emergency department. • TBIs are caused by falls (35%), car crashes (17%), workplace accidents (16%), assaults (10%), and other causes (21%). • TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. • About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). • Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two brain injuries are exactly alike. For some, brain injury is the start of a lifelong disease process. The injury requires access to a full continuum of medically necessary treatment and community-based supports furnished by interdisciplinary teams of qualified and specialized clinicians working in accredited programs and appropriate settings.
The costs to treat brain injuries are staggering:
• Average hospital-based acute rehab is about $8,000 per day • Range for post-acute residential is about $850 to $2,500 per day • Day treatment programs (e.g., 4 hours of therapy) are about $600 to $1,000 with no room/board • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $76.3 billion each year.
Program Description: Effectively Quantify and Negotiate Damages in a Personal Injury Case
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