Cooper Elliott Blog topic: For Individuals

Legal Action Can Help Sexual Abuse and Malpractice Victims Heal

For IndividualsMalpracticePersonal Injury| March 11, 2021

Individuals who seek therapy are often in a vulnerable place in their lives. They choose to consult a professional because they recognize they are struggling to confront an issue on their own. During this process of healing, patients often disclose details about their lives that they have never discussed openly before. It should be automatic …

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Cooper Elliott Partners with the Brady Center, Leading to Sweeping Policy Changes for a Major Gun Retailer.

Clients SuccessesFor IndividualsWrongful Death| February 11, 2021

In 2016, Gerri Galliher’s son, Bryan, was tragically murdered by a man who illegally purchased a black powder revolver from Cabela’s. Added to her grief was a profound sense of shock—shock that the killer, who was a violent convicted felon, was so easily able to purchase a deadly weapon. Gerri wanted answers, and she wanted …

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Expanded Legislation in Wrongful Conviction Leads to Exonerees’ Justice

Civil RightsClients SuccessesFor Individuals| November 10, 2020

Imagine spending eleven years in prison for a heinous crime you didn’t commit—eleven years away from family, not completing your college degree or advancing your career, and putting your life on hold. Then imagine the state exonerates you but refuses to compensate you for wrongful conviction.  This was the reality Mary Jenny Wilcox (now Reach) …

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Act Now Before Sub. H.B. 606 COVID-19 Immunity Legislation Passes

For BusinessesFor IndividualsLegal News And UpdatesMalpracticePersonal Injury| August 6, 2020

Amidst the chaos of 2020, COVID-19 immunity legislation quietly proceeds through the Ohio legislature. If Sub. H.B. 606 passes and is signed into law, it will provide broad immunity to healthcare workers who committed malpractice from March 9, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Sub. H.B. 606 Sub. H.B. 606 would give immunity to doctors and …

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Addressing Harm Caused by Legal Malpractice

For BusinessesFor IndividualsLegal MalpracticeMalpractice| June 18, 2020

Legal malpractice not only damages your trust in an attorney but can also cause harm in many long-lasting ways. As confusing and disheartening as it is, those who have been victims of legal malpractice can take action to protect themselves in a court of law. Types of Harm Caused by Legal Malpractice Legal malpractice occurs …

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Fighting for Safety and Accountability on the Road: Trucking Accident Lawsuits

For IndividualsPersonal InjuryWrongful Death| April 28, 2020

Pursuing personal injury or wrongful-death litigation after a trucking accident or semi crash can be overwhelming for victims and their families. The process is different than in standard motor-vehicle cases—the foundation is the same, but the significant differences require additional expertise and care that Cooper Elliott is well-equipped to provide. We approach trucking accident cases …

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Injured Youth: Representing Children in the Courtroom

Clients SuccessesFor Individuals| July 31, 2017

We’ve talked before about how pain and its impact can be experienced differently, and be farther reaching for injured children and their families. As Ohio personal injury attorneys, it’s our job not only to understand the tactical legal implications of cases involving someone as vulnerable as a child, but also to responsibly and sensitively obtain …

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The Far-Reaching Effects of Injuries for Child Victims

For IndividualsPersonal Injury| July 25, 2017

The thought of a serious or tragic accident involving children is a grim one, and dealing with the real-life consequences is downright sorrowful. Over the years, we’ve gained valuable insight into how to approach cases involving child victims with special care and consideration. As Ohio personal injury attorneys, we intimately understand the extensive and often …

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Qualified Immunity: A Necessary, But Not Absolute Privilege

For Individuals| December 8, 2016

Lately, it’s not surprising to turn on the news and see a case involving a police officer who’s been accused of using excessive force. The circumstances all vary but are nonetheless emotionally charged and often involve a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity. As Ohio civil litigation attorneys, we’d like to shed some light on …

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How Subrogation Works with Medicare and Medicaid

For IndividualsPersonal Injury| November 15, 2016

In our last post, we outlined the basics of subrogation. Briefly, subrogation is the right of someone besides an injured person to recover something out of a personal injury case.  Subrogation works differently depending on the type of insurance involved. Medicare and Medicaid have different sets of rules from private insurers. In this post, part …

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