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Does Scarring Affect My Personal Injury Case?

Posted Date: December 11, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio law allows injury victims to seek monetary damages for permanent and severe scarring. The legal term and standard for severity is “substantial physical deformity,” which is something a judge or jury must decide after hearing testimony and expert’s opinions. Scarring can also be used as grounds for arguing that the court should waive the […]

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Are Breathalyzers Always Right?

Posted Date: November 20, 2017 | Categories: Auto Accident Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

No, breathalyzers are not always right. In fact, the handheld devices some police use after stopping drivers for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol produce results so unreliable that Ohio courts do not recognize the readings as scientifically valid evidence at all. Anyone facing trial for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) in […]

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Occupational Diseases That May Lead to Workers’ Comp

Posted Date: November 1, 2017 | Categories: Workers' Compensation Attorneys Cleveland Ohio

When your job makes you sick, you may qualify for benefits from Cleveland Workers’ Compensation (OWC). The state disability program makes qualifying with an occupational disease difficult, though. Preparing the workers’ comp application with the help of a lawyer who has represented many other people who grew too ill to continue working can improve the […]

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An Overview of Our Legal Practice Areas

Posted Date: October 18, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, Social Security Disability Attorneys - SSD Lawyers Cleveland Ohio

Attorneys in the Cleveland, Ohio, law firm offices of Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman handle a wide array of disability cases, insurance claims, and civil lawsuits. We always represent plaintiffs because we welcome opportunities to fight for victims of on-the-job accidents, injuries, wrongful deaths, and mistreatment by insurance companies and retirement plans.   Workers’ Compensation […]

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Understanding Good Samaritan Laws Ohio

Posted Date: September 13, 2017 | Categories: Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cleveland, Ohio, Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio enacted its Good Samaritan Law in 1977 to make it easier for bystanders, especially trained medical personnel who are outside their hospital or clinic and off-duty law enforcement officers, to render first aid to victims of accidents and people suffering sudden health problems. Officially titled “Liability for Emergency Care,” section 2305.23 of the Ohio […]

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Long-Term Disability vs. Social Security Disability Ohio

Posted Date: August 25, 2017 | Categories: Long & Short Term Disability Attorney Cleveland, Ohio, Social Security Disability Attorneys - SSD Lawyers Cleveland Ohio

As disability lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio, the attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman never find it helpful for our clients to think in terms of “long-term disability versus Social Security disability.” Rather, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one long-term disability program among many. It is true that SSDI offers such benefits to the […]

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How an SSDI Applicant’s Functional Limitations Are Judged

Posted Date: August 8, 2017 | Categories: Social Security Disability Attorneys - SSD Lawyers Cleveland Ohio

Qualifying to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits depends on having what the Social Security Administration considers “marked” or “extreme” functional limitations. The limitation can be physical, mental, or both, but they must be judged serious enough to prevent the applicant from working 8 hours a day for five days a week at a […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Emotional Distress

Posted Date: July 21, 2017 |

Ohio’s workers’ compensation program will provide benefits to a person who develops a mental disorder or emotional problem because he or she suffered an injury or contracted an occupational illness on the job. Workers’ comp in Ohio, however, does not directly cover job-related stress, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   The distinction regarding […]

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Do I Need an Attorney for This? How to Know

Posted Date: July 5, 2017 |

You almost definitely need an attorney to provide advice and representation on the legal problems you face; it does not matter what the problem is or who you are.   We recognize that this answer comes across as glib — and possibly unhelpful. We also know it has been given in many other contexts. Still, […]

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Medical Negligence vs. Medical Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

Posted Date: June 14, 2017 | Categories: Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cleveland, Ohio

Medical malpractice is medical negligence. The may not seem like an answer to the question posed in the title, but it stands as the best explanation. There really is no difference in the overwhelming majority of cases. Proving medical malpractice requires showing that a health care provider or facility acted negligently or recklessly in ways […]

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