Ohio Wrongful Death/Wrongful Injury Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, or if you have suffered a debilitating injury, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. At Borgess Law, we aggressively fight on behalf of family members in wrongful death or injury cases.
If you are like most people, losing a loved one or suffering a debilitating injury in some type of accident can feel like too much to bear. The sudden loss of a family member is something that you cannot possibly prepare for, and when it happens, you will often have no idea where to turn. Unfortunately, the financial burdens of your loved one’s death or serious injury will quickly begin to pile up. To protect yourself and your family, you need an experienced legal representation.
At Borgess Law, we provide vigorous legal representation for family members in various types of cases involving wrongful death and injury. We know that no amount of money will bring back your loved one, but we also know that securing just compensation is crucial to minimizing the financial strain of your loss. As a result, if you choose to work with us, we will handle as much of your case for you as possible – so that you can focus on spending time with your family while we focus on your financial recovery.
Cases Involving Wrongful Death/Injury
Attorney Pamela Borgess has over two decades of experience in cases involving wrongful death and injury. She handles all cases personally at Borgess Law, and focuses on providing personalized, compassionate legal representation for her clients. Some of the types of wrongful death and injury cases we handle at Borgess Law include:
Truck, Motorcycle, Car or Motor Vehicle Accidents
Each year, hundreds of individuals die in motor vehicle accidents in Ohio. Thousands more are injured. While cars are getting safer, with the forces involved in collisions and an increasing number of drivers on the roads, we are continuing to see a high number of fatal accidents statewide. This is consistent with data from other states across the country as well.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck, motorcycle, car or other motor vehicle accident, there are numerous parties that could potentially be responsible for your loss. When we take your case, we will focus on identifying all of the responsible parties in order to help you secure maximum compensation.
Defective Medical Drugs or Devices
We assume that medical drugs or devices are safe and effective. We assume they have been rigorously tested. We assume that all known risks and side-effects have been disclosed to patients and their healthcare providers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is important to retain an attorney, like Attorney Pamela Borgess who has extensive experience in defective medical drug/device litigation. For example, Ms. Borgess received national attention when she was the first attorney to file suit regarding the tainted drug, Heparin, which was manufactured by the U.S. drug company at an uninspected facility in China and took the lives of hundreds of innocent Americans in late 2007 and early 2008. In April of 2008, she was honored to have three of her clients speak before Congress at an investigational hearing entitled, “The Heparin Disaster: Chinese Counterfeits and American Failures.” Their stories have been featured in various news media, including, but not limited to, ABC Nightly News, Nightline, Time Magazine, CNN and Bloomberg News. As a result of her work in heparin, Ms. Borgess was appointed a top leadership position in In re Heparin Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1953 and helped lead the litigation against Baxter, SPL and other Defendants. If you believe a medical drug or device caused your injury or the death of your loved one, we can help you investigate and find answers concerning your injury or your loved one’s unfortunate death.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a major problem in Ohio and nationwide. Broken bones, burns, malnutrition, bedsores, and other illnesses and injuries linked to abuse can all have tragic consequences. When elderly victims are unable to withstand their caretakers’ mistreatment, their family members can seek compensation by filing a claim for wrongful death. At Borgess Law, we are passionate about representing victims of nursing home abuse. If you suspect that nursing home abuse may be to blame for your loved one’s death or injury, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your case.
Research shows that product-related deaths outnumber those relating to cancer and heart disease. Product liability is a complex area of the law, and effectively handling a product liability case requires years of legal experience. Defective products might include children’s products, vehicles, tires, guardrails, tools, machinery, flammable clothing, or other products. The big corporations that manufacture products have teams of lawyers on their side and they will stop at nothing to protect their bottom lines. As the victim of a defective product, you could be entitled to significant compensation; but, to claim this compensation, you need an attorney who can level the playing field. Attorney Pamela Borgess has extensive experience in product liability cases and has won numerous sizable settlements and verdicts for her clients. If you believe that your injury or loved one’s death may have resulted from a product defect or an inadequate warning label, we want to help you stand up for your legal rights.
Financial Compensation for Wrongful Death in Ohio
In a wrongful death action, family members can seek compensation for the financial and emotional losses they sustain as a result of their loved one’s death. Under Ohio law, these losses include:
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of services
- Loss of care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance and companionship
- Loss of prospective inheritance
- Mental anguish
Importantly, there are strict rules around who can file a wrongful death claim and how soon after your loved one’s death you need to file a claim in order to preserve your legal rights. As a result, if you believe you may have a claim – or if you have questions about whether you might have a claim – we urge you to call us as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Wrongful Death or Injury Claim with Attorney Pamela Borgess Today
At Borgess Law, we are committed to securing the largest possible settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident, we want to help you secure the compensation you deserve. To discuss your wrongful death or injury claim with Attorney Pamela Borgess, call (567) 455-5955. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry or emailing Attorney Borgess directly at [email protected].