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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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2016 Medical Malpractice Roundup

Posted on Feb. 9 2017 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Here’s a frightening statistic: More than 250,000 people die each year in the United States because of medical errors. According to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes outrank the official third-leading cause of death — respiratory disease — among Americans. The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t give medical errors their own category on death certificates, although the problem is significant. If you’ve reached this page because you or someone you know has suffered a Louisville personal injury caused by malpractice, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Research has found that just 1 percent of U.S. doctors are at fault in a third of
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Advantages of Bike Lanes

Posted on Oct. 19 2016 in Personal Injury Cases

Avid cyclists know that riding a bike helps keep you physically fit, reduces stress and provides a variety of cognitive benefits. But for cyclists who must ride in traffic, biking also can be a dangerous way to maintain health. One answer is dedicated bike lanes, which establish a protective boundary between cyclists and vehicle traffic. Physical barriers that set off bike lanes can include plastic posts, trees and other plants, and even parked cars. However they’re delineated, bike lanes help keep cyclists safe. One study found that on streets with protected bike lanes, bike riders suffered almost 90 percent fewer injuries. More than 70 percent of Americans have noted interest
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Stryker Hip Replacement Issues

Posted on Oct. 14 2016 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Severe pain, metal poisoning, lost mobility and noticeable shortening of limbs are among the adverse effects behind a potential hip replacement recall. The LFIT CoCr V40 Head, made by Stryker Orthopaedics, is a hip implant component that replaces a patient’s femoral head that connects with the hip joint socket. The LFIT — or Low Friction Ion Treatment — Anatomic head appears to be defective and may soon be subject to recall. If you’ve experienced a personal injury in Louisville due to a defective Styker hip replacement, contact our experienced team today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You deserve to be compensated for your pain. Corrosion, Fracturing
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Louisville 2019 Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on May. 10 2016 in Car Accident Information

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 1 ‘ src=’https:&#47;&#47;public.tableau.com&#47;static&#47;images&#47;Je&#47;JeffersonCountyAccidentMapAutoSize&#47;Dashboard1&#47;1_rss.png’ style=’border: none’ /></a> Disclaimer: Map above includes 2014-2015 data As a long standing car accident attorney team in Louisville, we see countless accident cases that result in colossal medical bills and personal expenses for victims resulting from one form of negligence or another. Sometimes, the causes of roadway accidents are due to poor street light or road maintenance by the city. Other times, it can be because of a poor intersection design that leads to an increased likelihood of accidents. Here, we’ll examine Louisville most dangerous roadways and intersections in 2018. Louisville’s Most Dangerous Intersections and Roadways Kentucky’s roadways are headed down a dangerous
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Best Car Seats For Toddlers And Babies

Posted on Apr. 13 2016 in Car Accident Information

Car seats reduce the risk of death for infants 71% and reduce the risk of death by 54% for children ages 1-4, this according the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, using the incorrect child seat is against the law. This showcases the vital need for all babies and toddlers to be safely restrained in a car seat when riding in a car. The car seat options listed below are some of the safest on the market today. You can feel good knowing that choosing any of them will ensure your baby or toddler is as safe as possible in a vehicle. Infant Seats: Rear-Facing This type
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Kentucky Car Seat Laws

Posted on Mar. 22 2016 in Car Accident Information

There is an undeniable link between traffic safety and child car seat laws. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) emphasizes the importance of child safety requirements and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is on board with them as well. That is why we have car seat laws affecting all passengers under the age of eight years old or under 57 inches tall. Most recently, Governor Beshear signed House Bill 315 and enacted a booster seat requirement for children raising the height standard from the previous 50 inches. This is consistent with recent data from the NHTSA and proposed federal regulations. The law is expected to reduce Louisville car accident injuries among
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