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How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Cases?

Posted on Aug. 31 2020 in Car Accident Information,Personal Injury Cases

Anytime a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, they should be able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. However, securing this compensation is not always easy. Insurance carriers often put up significant resistance to paying out legitimate claims, and one of the tactics they may use to deny a claim or lower a settlement amount is to say that the injury victim had a pre-existing condition. Why would a pre-existing condition matter? In theory, it should not matter whether or not a person has a pre-existing condition if somebody else has caused them harm. However, it
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Does Over-Prescribing Medication Constitute Malpractice?

Posted on Aug. 25 2020 in Dangerous Drug Information

The over-prescribing of medication is a topic that has been discussed for many years now, particularly as people in and around our area have become addicted to opioids. However, does over-prescribing medication constitute medical malpractice? The reality is that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the country, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. One of the most common medical mistakes that are made are errors concerning medication. It could certainly be argued that over-prescribing constitutes medical malpractice. The most common over-prescribed medications Any opioid can be over-prescribed, but over the last few years, it has been found that the following medications tend to be more over-prescribed
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Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Claims: What You Need to Know

Posted on Jul. 27 2020 in Dangerous Drug Information,Medical Malpractice Cases

The idea of telemedicine is not new. Technology has reached a point where it is feasible for patients to regularly interact with their physicians through wireless means. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the popularity and use of telemedicine has dramatically increased. However, what happens if a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake while administering care through telemedicine? Here, we want to discuss medical malpractice claims in the realm of telemedicine. When do medical malpractice cases arise? In general, medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient. That is a very simplistic definition, and obviously these cases become
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Will COVID-19 Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on May. 20 2020 in Blog,Personal Injury Cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the way of life for most people in the United States. From dealing with an unprecedented global health crisis to navigating stay at home orders and dramatic effects on the economy, residents of Kentucky have adjusted to a new normal. Personal injury claims have also been affected by COVID-19. With all non-emergency court proceedings in the state postponed, we need to discuss how personal injury cases will be affected moving forward. How will COVID-19 affect ongoing personal injury trials? Most people may not be aware the Kentucky state courts closed in March and have been under orders to remain closed through the end of
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Kentucky Car Accident Laws

Posted on May. 20 2020 in Blog,Car Accident Information

While nobody wants to be involved in a car accident, the reality is that these incidents are going to occur. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, there were more than 134 total traffic collisions reported during the latest year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 724 fatalities and nearly 34,000 people injured. It is important for anyone who regularly drives in the state of Kentucky to understand the laws pertaining to car accidents. If you are unsure about your situation following an accident in Kentucky, reach out to our Louisville car accident attorneys for a free case consultation. How long do I have to file an
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COVID-19 Impact on Motor Vehicle Collisions in Louisville

Posted on Apr. 27 2020 in Car Accident Information

The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly had a significant, negative impact on the health and financial welfare of millions of Americans. However, one silver lining may be a sharp decline in car accidents. With multiple states implementing shelter-in-place laws or similar lockdown orders, major cities throughout the country such as Louisville are experiencing record lows in traffic and motor vehicle collisions. But just how much impact has COVID-19 had on car accidents? With help from data visualization agency 1Point21 Interactive, we analyzed the freshest possible data from the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to find out. Since March 12, when the city of Louisville began taking measures to close business and public
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Famous Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on Feb. 2 2020 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 medical malpractice attorney with decades of experience in personal injury and malpractice law, like the Louisville personal injury
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Victim of a Hit-and-Run in Kentucky? Here’s What To Do

Posted on Jul. 26 2019 in Blog

A hit-and-run accident in Kentucky can leave you injured, in pain and confused about your rights. Luckily, Kentucky is a no-fault insurance state – meaning you do not have to prove the other party’s fault (or even know the other driver’s identity) to file an insurance claim for your damages. Negotiating a fair settlement, however, can be tricky. Follow these steps for your best chances of success. To discuss the details of a case with an experienced Louisville car accident attorney from Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Write Down a Vehicle Description and Plate Number If you were present during
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Are Fireworks Legal in Kentucky?

Posted on Jul. 25 2019 in Blog

If you spent another Fourth of July wondering about the legality of the fireworks your neighbors set off all night, settle the matter for good with a review of Kentucky’s firework laws. Kentucky does not have a statewide ban on fireworks. It does, however, have a few safety regulations for people who want to partake during the holiday. In addition, municipalities have passed city-specific firework laws that may be more stringent. Lexington is one of those cities. If you’ve reach out site because you were recently injured in a firework accident, contact our Louisville injury lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Kentucky State Firework Laws
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Can I File an Injury Claim Without a Lawyer?

Posted on Jun. 27 2019 in Blog

When choosing to file an personal injury claim on our own, the first thing to do is at least know what you’re getting into. You are eligible and legally allowed to handle your own personal injury claim in Kentucky without legal representation and help from a Louisville personal injury attorney. However, it is often a complicated process that is not suitable for the faint of heart. If your case is one in which fault, evidence, and injuries are obvious, it may be wise to handle a settlement on your own. In addition, if your injuries are minor you may prefer self-representation. In any case, it is important to understand how
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