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Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen to LGBT People

How Often Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen to LGBT People?

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment is a male coworker harassing a female coworker. This happens quite often as 81% of women admit that at some point during their professional career, they have been sexually harassed in one form or another. Men too, though, also can be sexually harassed in the workplace and 43% have said that during their career they have experienced sexual harassment or assault while [...]

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits on the Rise

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits on the Rise?

 A lot has happened since the COVID-19 pandemic has come about. Many things have changed and been impacted by the virus and the resulting government response. As such, even though things seem like they may be getting closer to the normal world we once knew before the virus touched down, we still are not quite there yet.  One area of life that may have been impacted by COVID is the prevalence of medical liability claims. Medical errors even before COVID [...]

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Any medical practitioner can be subject to a medical malpractice claim if it can be shown that they were negligent in their care and actions. A majority of medical malpractice claims come about due to surgical mistakes. Surgeons are on the receiving end of a large portion of litigious pursuits by patients. Given how invasive surgery is and the ramifications that can result from a surgical error, this reality may be understandable. When it comes to preparing for surgery, any [...]

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio?

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio?

Although challenging supervisors and contemptible coworkers are unavoidable facts of life in Ohio as well as throughout the United States, no one should ever feel physically threatened, degraded, or debased while they are at work. There are numerous state and federal laws in place designed to protect our state’s residents from hostile work environments. When a manager, supervisor, or colleague torments or harasses you to the extent that you fear for your physical safety, are no longer able to do [...]

Are Ohio Businesses Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Training

Are Ohio Businesses Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Training?

Each state in the nation has its own laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace and what requirements employers must abide by. For example, in North Carolina, all state employees must be given sexual harassment training. Every state agency must have a plan to train and educate its employees on workplace harassment. In New York as of 2019, all businesses must provide harassment training on an annual basis. New York has very detailed instructions for business owners with regard [...]

What Actions Are Considered Medical Malpractice?

What Actions Are Considered Medical Malpractice?

Medical professionals including nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and doctors are trusted by the patients they serve that they will follow established standards of care in the treatment that they administer. Patients put their health and their lives in the hands of these professionals and so it is critically important that when treating a patient, reasonable skill and consideration is given to help them preserve their health. If a medical provider makes mistakes or treats a patient below that standard of care, [...]

Can You Sue Your Lawyer if You Were Defrauded

Can You Sue Your Lawyer if You Were Defrauded?

When you hire an attorney to represent you, you are doing so with the belief that the professional you choose to work with will provide you with honest and competent legal services. Ultimately, you are using an attorney to help improve the chances the outcome of your case will be favorable for your interests. Legal professionals have a duty of care to their clients to treat them with decency and act in good faith.  When a lawyer intentionally violates this [...]

The Most Common Retained Surgical Items

How Often Are Surgical Tools Left in a Person’s Body After Surgery?

People may require surgery for a variety of reasons. A patient preparing for surgery can feel overwhelmed and anxious before their procedure, especially if it will be very intensive and complicated. But, when the day of surgery arrives, the belief is that the medical team performing the procedure will do so with a high duty of care and attentiveness to keep a patient safe. One of the biggest challenges and concerns that surgical departments and infection services have when procedures [...]

Types of Damages for Ohio Sexual Harassment Claims

Types of Damages for Ohio Sexual Harassment Claims

Employees in Ohio are protected at work from discrimination by way of the Ohio Fair Employment Law and federally through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes sexual harassment which is considered discrimination. If you were the recipient of unwelcome sexual conduct whether verbally or physically at work, you may have a case to make against your employer for sexual discrimination. To have your experience reviewed by an experienced Ohio sexual harassment attorney, please consider connecting [...]

Is Arbitration Cheaper than Litigation in a Legal Malpractice Case

Is Arbitration Cheaper than Litigation in a Legal Malpractice Case?

A common opinion is that arbitration is the most favored method when it comes to a dispute of legal malpractice with your ex-attorney. Litigation is known to be very costly and can take many years before a resolution comes about. By contrast, arbitration is supposed to be the alternative approach for a quick and inexpensive solution to a legal challenge. This could be the case in some situations, and not so much in others. Depending on the terms of your [...]