The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Overwork accused of causing nurse's fatal crash

The widower of a woman who worked as a nurse at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood, Ohio, is suing the hospital for his wife's fatal car accident. His theory is that the hospital increased the nurses' workload at the hospital while lowering the number of nurses employed, leading to overwork and fatigue. He believes that his wife fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from work, causing her accident and death.

In lawsuits over many Ohio car accidents, the defendants most often are the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a crash. This, however, is by no means universal, and it is not out of bounds to sue a third party who is not a motorist, but who is ultimately responsible for the injuries or deaths arising from an accident.

In some instances, for example, an auto manufacturer who marketed a defective vehicle or a mechanic who negligently repaired or serviced a car may be responsible for causing a crash. Similarly, a bar or restaurant that served liquor that resulted in a motorist intoxicated can, in appropriate circumstances, be sued for an ensuing crash. In this case, the theory put forward may be more unusual and inventive, but that does not mean that it is out of bounds.

Actions that can be seen to make an accident foreseeable can be a basis for liability when they are analyzed as the proximate cause of serious bodily injuries or deaths. The woman who died, in addition to being a nurse, a valuable member of the community who helped sick people, was a wife and the mother of two young children, making her untimely demise a terrible tragedy. Her vehicle went off the road, struck a culvert, was flung into the air, and ultimately hit a tree. Because there were no skid marks, her husband believes that she fell asleep as a result of overwork.


Source: 
Local12.com, "Widower Sues Wife's Workplace After Crash" No author given, Nov. 11, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+