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Miraldi & Barrett Co., LPA

Lorain Law Firm Serving The Entire Greater Cleveland and Sandusky Area

Lorain Attorneys, Benjamin Barrett Sr. and David Miraldi are dedicated to helping victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, wrongful death, and personal injury.

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4/14/2016
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End Distracted Driving

Ben Barrett of the law firm of Miraldi & Barrett brings the End Distracted Driving campaign to Lorain County.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

4/30/2015
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What is rabies?

Attorney David Miraldi explains rabies.

Category: General

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4/13/2015
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E-Cigarette poisoning risk

E-Cigarette poisoning risk. "Vapes" are poison and must be kept out of mouths of children. Liquid used in "vaping" can be fatal if ingested.

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8/12/2013
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Caps on Damages Punishes Victim of Sexual Assault

Jury verdict reduced from $3.5 million to $350,000 as emotional injuries and other non-economic injuries have limits or caps in Ohio; tort reform in Ohio

Category: General

2/6/2013
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4moms® Play Yard Sheet Recall – Entrapment Hazard

4moms® has recalled approximately 1, 440 breeze™ Cotton Jersey Playard Sheets which were manufactured from December 2012 through January 2013 by Thorley Industries LLC.

Category: Dangerous and Defective Products

10/11/2012
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Emergency Room and Pediatrician Fail To Diagnose Infection and Twelve Year Old Boy Dies

Bacterial infection led to a septic crisis and the death of a twelve year old boy. The signs of infection and septic shock were present but not recognized by a pediatrician and emergency room doctor.

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/23/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Maryland Court Holds That Pit Bulls Are Inherently Dangerous

A MD court has held that the victim of a pitbull attack does not need to prove that the owner knew the dog was vicious. The breed is presumed vicious.

Category: Dog and Animal Attacks

8/17/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Ohio Enacts Law That Bans Texting While Driving

Ohio joins a large number of states that make it a traffic offense to text while driving a car. The law is tougher on minors than adults.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

7/11/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Parents Can Be Held Responsible for Damages Resulting from Vandalism and Theft Offenses Caused By Their Minor Children

R.C. 3109.09(B) imposes liability upon parents for the vandalism and theft offenses of their minor children when these acts lead to damages to property of others.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

7/5/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Release in Fitness Club Membership Papers Barred Action of Member Against Club

A release in a fitness club application barred the action of a member against the club for injury caused by a defective treadmill.

Category: General

6/26/2012
David P. Miraldi
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When an Injured Worker Can Go Beyond Remedies Provided by Workers' Compensation

Removal of a safety guard allows an employee to sue an employer directly. Failure to provide safety equipment may also allow direct suit. against the employer.

Category: Construction Accidents

6/15/2012
David P. Miraldi
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WARNING: Interaction With Cav's Moondog Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

A court of appeals has ruled that a fan injured by the Cav's mascot, Moondog, may proceed to trial on a theory of negligence.

Category: General

6/14/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Ohio Legislature Does Not Go Far Enough In Outlawing The Intra-Family Exclusion

Ohio Legislature is considering a bill (S.B. 293) that would prohibit enforcement of an intra-family exclusion in fatal auto accidents.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

6/7/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Texting While Driving Leads to Conviction for Motor Vehicle Homicide

Texting while driving is a crime in 38 states. When someone dies in a car crash and a driver was texting, the violator can go to prison.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

4/23/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Mail Carriers Face Constant Threat From Dogs

Dogs defending their turf are a constant threat to postal carriers. Thousands of postal workers report bites and attacks each year. Despite training, many mail carriers end up going to the hospital due to dog bites. In Lorain, Ohio, nine mail carriers were sent to the hospital last year due to dog bites.

Category: Dog and Animal Attacks

4/5/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Governor and General Assembly Gut Ohio's Consumer Sales Practice Act

The Republican in the Ohio General Assembly and Governor Kasich just swindled Ohio citizens in taking away their consumer rights.

Category: General

3/30/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Automobile Insurance Companies Cannot Change Provisions of Policy Within First Two Years

If a consumer is in the first two years of an automobile policy, the insurance company cannot change the terms of the policy without the consumer's consent.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

2/17/2012
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Miraldi & Barrett to offer free book to answer consumer questions about dog bites

David Miraldi of Miraldi & Barrett has just written a book that answers consumer questions about dog bite claims in Ohio. The book will soon be available for free to the public.

Category: Dog and Animal Attacks

2/7/2012
David P. Miraldi
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Woman Sues Honda in Small Claims Court For Defective Advertising and Wins

A California woman filed a claim in small claims court against Honda, claiming that the company's advertising of the car's gas mileage was deceptive. The court agreed with her and awarded her $9,687. Her case provides a step by step guide on how others can follow her lead.

Category: Dangerous and Defective Products

12/22/2011
David P. Miraldi
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Unclaimed Funds in Class Action Lawsuits Go To Charities

One law firm in Northeast Ohio has found a way to distribute unclaimed funds in class action lawsuits to local charities.

Category: General

12/18/2011
David P. Miraldi
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Consumer Rights Will Be Weakened if HB 275 Passes

House Bill 275 will weaken consumers' rights when they seek to hold companies accountable that have engaged in unfair sales practices.

Category: General

12/9/2011
David P. Miraldi
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Evidence that car is speeding must be proven by observation not speculation

In order for a person to say that another car was speeding, that person must have observed the other car for a resonable amount of time to give an opinion.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

11/4/2011
David P. Miraldi
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Pre-existing Conditions and How They Affect Personal Injury Claims

Most people have some pre-existing arthritis. When involved in a car crash, insurers often try to blame pain on pre-exisiting arthritis as opposed to trauma.

Category: Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

11/1/2011
David P. Miraldi
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Things to Consider Before You Get A Dog

With dog bites sending 800,000 people to the hospital each year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has some suggestions before you get a dog.

Category: Dog and Animal Attacks