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6 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice. Medical industry standards do not expect physicians to make correct diagnoses 100% of the time, but they do expect doctors to follow a certain protocol for the most accurate conclusions. A physician’s neglect to listen to symptoms, recommend tests, or refer the patient to a specialist could result in preventable medical misdiagnosis. Although a negligent physician can misdiagnose virtually any condition, some ailments lead to misdiagnosis more often than others. Cancer Diagnosing cancer can be difficult because of the range of symptoms that can come with the disease. Symptoms can vary according to the type of cancer, its severity, and the individual
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Retained Foreign Objects After Surgery – How to Know & What to Do

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Blog

One of the most horrifying examples of medical malpractice is a surgeon forgetting a foreign object inside the body cavity. Retained foreign objects after surgery can wreak havoc on the patient’s insides, causing serious post-operative health complications. Most patients do not realize that retained surgical bodies occur up to once every 1,000 operations. If you believe you are a victim of this gross form of medical negligence in Louisville, find out how to hold the at-fault party accountable here. What Is a Retained Foreign Body? A retained foreign body, retained foreign object, or retained surgical body is any item left inside a patient after a surgery that should not be
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What Is No-Fault Insurance and How Does It Work in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 17 2019 in Blog

In many states, when you suffer injuries in a car accident, you first have to determine who was at fault for the accident. The negligent driver’s insurance company has to pay for the damages you incur during the accident. However, Kentucky is not one of those states – instead of operating on the traditional fault-based system; Kentucky’s car insurance laws follow a choice no-fault rule. Kentucky’s Choice No-Fault Car Insurance System Kentucky’s no-fault car insurance system runs in a slightly different way than traditional no-fault insurance states. In the traditional system, each driver in an accident has to go to his or her personal insurance company to receive compensation for
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What Are the Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 16 2019 in Blog

When you drive a vehicle on Kentucky roads, you run the risk of getting into a car accident. Because these accidents are so common and often unavoidable, Kentucky requires you to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance to cover your liabilities in the event of a car crash. If you do not carry this minimum amount of insurance, you could face certain penalties. How Much Car Insurance Do You Need to Carry in Kentucky? Under Kentucky state law, every person who operates a four-wheeled motor vehicle on Kentucky roads must carry certain minimum amounts of insurance coverage. You could face severe penalties, including fines and jail time, if you
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6 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Posted on Apr. 12 2019 in Car Accident Information

When you suffer injuries in a car accident in Kentucky, you will have to file a claim with an insurance company in order to obtain compensation to recover from these losses. However, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not on your side – since they pay for your injuries out of their pocket, the insurance company and their representatives want to offer as small a settlement as possible. As a result, insurance companies guard a few secrets that they don’t want you to know. If you’ve recently been injured in a Louisville car accident and are seeking information on how to handle your claim, visit our Louisville
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Famous Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on Mar. 18 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

A Comprehensive Look at Medical Malpractice Suits and Notable Cases Medical malpractice cases can take on many forms, with multiple causes and a wide variety of results. Often, medical malpractice cases gain notoriety, either for the persons involved in the suit, or the unusual circumstances leading up to them. Here are some notable medical malpractice cases that have happened throughout the years. Although most come with an incredible story, all of them carry a common thread: many of these payouts would not have happened were it not for the efforts of a skilled attorney with decades of experience in personal injury and malpractice law. Basic Statistics for Medical Malpractice Cases Medical
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Hundreds of Veterans File Lawsuits against 3M over Defective Earplugs

Posted on Mar. 7 2019 in Blog

What if you experienced repeated exposure to repeated, sustained, loud noises as a part of your work, but your employer provided you with earplugs to protect your ears? Likely, you would trust the earplugs would effectively protect your hearing, or at least lessen the intrusion of sound. This situation occurred within the US Armed Forces; however, the situation ended with a large number of veterans suffering hearing loss; ensuing a string of lawsuits against the manufacturing company. If you’re currently in need of a 3M defective earplug attorney in the state of Kentucky, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. What went wrong with
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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in RoundUp Cancer Case

Posted on Aug. 28 2018 in Personal Injury Cases

The active ingredient in many weed killing herbicides has been linked to developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Multiple scientific studies have found that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup—the most popular weed killer in the world) causes cancer in humans.  In 2015, the World Heath Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that long-term exposure to glyphosate—like that from working in agriculture—is likely to cause cancer. If you believe you’ve been exposed to glyphosate and have experienced personal injuries, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Consumers are Largely Unaware of the Dangers This information is bad for companies like Monsanto (makers of Roundup and part of the
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Louisville’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on Mar. 15 2017 in Car Accident Information

As a portage stop in the early 1700s and a railroad hub in the 1800s, Louisville is a city built on transportation. With a total of six U.S. highways serving the city and commuters passing through from throughout the country, Louisville’s status as a transportation hub still stands strong. However, new accident data from the Louisville police department reveals that such a status comes with a cost. Altogether, there were 5,101 motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Louisville in 2016. Overall, accidents were evenly dispersed by date and time with the largest number of collisions occurring in October (479 accident reports) and crashes frequently occurring at 5 pm (31 accidents).
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Largest Product Liability Recalls of 2016

Posted on Feb. 10 2017 in Dangerous Drug Information

Manufacturers often issue voluntary recalls of products after becoming aware of problems that can compromise safety. In some cases, the government initiates recalls to protect consumers. Consumers who are hurt by unsafe products can take legal action against companies throughout the supply chain — including retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Whether the problem is faulty design, poor manufacture or inadequate instructions, consumers can sue companies for personal injuries, as well as financial losses caused by defective products. Here are some of the major Kentucky Product Recalls of 2016. Fire Hazards, Lead, Choking Among Toy Dangers In June, Auldey Toys’ Sky Rovers were recalled for the potential of their charging cords to
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