Monthly Archives: May 2014

HB 531 Would Permit State Medical Board to Impose Civil Penalties up to $20,000.00

HB 531 was introduced by the Committee on Health and Aging that would authorize the State Medical Board of Ohio to impose a fine of not more than $20,000 when a professional regulated by the Board violates the law governing professional practice.   Click Here to Track HB 531

The Jones Law Group Welcomes Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Sidoti

Todd is Of Counsel with the Jones Law Group and managing attorney for our Criminal Defense Division. Todd practices in several areas of law, including Criminal Defense (OVI, Misdemeanor, & Felony), Domestic, Personal Injury, Consumer Protection, Landlord/Tenant, and General Civil Litigation. He is licensed to practice throughout the State of Ohio and in the United […]

State Medical Board Considering New Rules for Anorexiants

The State Medical Board of Ohio is considering adopting a new rule applicable to prescribing controlled substance anorexiants with approved FDA labeling for chronic weight management. Currently, the only FDA approved drugs are marketed under the brand names of Qysmia® and Belviq®. The proposed new rule (OAC: 4731-11-04.1) requires that a physician determine whether to […]

15 Year Old Death In Group Home Caused by Physical Restraint By Staff

COLUMBUS, OH – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has determined that the death of 15-year-old Kenneth Barkley was a homicide caused by traumatic asphyxiation during a physical restraint used by staff of the group home where he was a resident. Barkley was living at a Berea group home operated by OhioGuidestone when an incident resulted […]

Nursing Home Sued for Sexual Assault on Resident

The Jones Law group, LLC has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against a Westerville nursing home and others for alleged shocking sexual acts or sexual assault performed on a resident. Our client, who sadly suffers from a host of psychiatric disorders including schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and personality disorder, was […]


Starting with the 2014 LPN renewal, all Ohio nurses will be required to renew their license online. During the month of April, the Board will alert LPNs, through both email and mail, to renew their licenses online. Nurses will also be able to access their User ID and Password for online renewal through the Board’s […]

Military Veterans Can Receive Expedited Social Security Disability Claim Processing

The effect of military service can be profound and lasting. There are a number of financial, social, and health issues that result from military service. Some Wounded Warriors and Veterans Who Have a Compensation Rating of 100% P&T are unaware that Social Security may expedite the processing of their disability claims. The expedited process is […]

Ripley Union Lewis Huntington (RULH) Sued For Discrimination & Civil Rights Violations

The Jones Law Group, LLC  recently filed a federal lawsuit against Ripley Union Lewis Huntington (RULH) School District in Ripley, Ohio for Civil Rights violations.  The Complaint alleges that when minority students reported they were being viciously harassed based on race on the school bus, RULH segregated the minority students and required them to ride in […]

Who Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you are injured on the job or become ill as a result of your work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. An insurance program required by state law, workers’ compensation provides payments to employees for work-related illnesses and injuries. Typically, the payments consist of compensation for medical bills and partial pay for […]

Jones Law Group is a Member of the OOA Practice Solutions Program

The Ohio Osteopathic Association launched the Practice Solutions Program (PSP).  The PSP allows physicians to us to use the collective strength of the OOA to bring solutions to optimize practices and assist its members with common IT, Billing, Legal, Insurance and collection issues.  The Jones Law Group provides legal counseling and representation to OOA members […]


Do I need an attorney to represent me at my Social Security disability hearing?

At your Social Security Disability hearing, you can expect several key components as part of the proceedings. Here’s what typically happens during a Social Security Disability hearing: Notification and Preparation: Before the hearing, you will receive a notice informing you of the date, time, and location of the hearing. It’s essential to review this notice […]


Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557

Although many people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time.1   This can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the initial illness was mild.  People with this condition are […]


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