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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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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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Product Recall Roundup 2015

Posted on Mar. 4 2016 in Personal Injury Cases

Most people want to believe that the products they use on a daily basis are safe. But the fact is, some defective and even dangerous products make their way into the marketplace. As a result, private citizens can be injured, sickened or even killed. A number of federal laws aim to protect American consumers from defective and dangerous products. When defective products are discovered, they often are subject to recall — either on a mandatory basis as ordered by government regulators or on a voluntary basis initiated by the manufacturer. In 2015, a number of products were recalled. If you have suffered harm from any of these products, contact our qualified
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Louisville vs. Lexington: Which Is Safer for Drivers, Bikers, Pedestrians?

Posted on Sep. 28 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

Only about an hour apart, Louisville and Lexington share a community that includes many commuters and people who travel between them to take advantage of all that each city has to offer. So how should your sense of safety change when traveling between the two? Which city is really safer? There’s no easy answer to that question, but a hard look at the numbers helps. That’s why we’ve pulled out the latest statistics from each city in the comparison below. By understanding the relative risk factors, you can better guard yourself against the biggest threats to your safety in either place. A Note on Population Size At the outset, it
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Herniated Discs – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Posted on Jul. 11 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

People are born with 33 vertebrae, but by the time they reach adulthood, some of the ones in the lower back fuse together, leaving only 24. Between each disc there is a cushion reminiscent of a jelly doughnut with a hard outside and a soft, squishy jelly like material on the inside of the doughnut. Healthy and normally functioning discs hold the spine together and also act as “shock absorbers” which allows the spine to have some flexibility. What is a Herniated Disc When the cushion gets a crack in it, some of the jelly-like substance oozes out and irritates nearby nerves which may cause pain. The condition is referred
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Retinal Detachment Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on Jul. 10 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

Although many people express themselves by rolling their eyes, ultimately, eyes are supposed to stay properly attached and in place, but those who suffer from retinal detachment experience some trouble with this. The retina is an important layer of tissue that is on the back of the eye and is supplied with the oxygen it needs for proper function through the attached blood vessel. When that connection is compromised, the eye loses oxygen, and if the condition is not quickly treated, vision is lost as well. The longer the wait, the worse it gets. Receiving an early diagnosis and treatment can save vision. Symptoms of Retinal Detachment One of the
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Statute of Limitations

Posted on Jun. 10 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

The statute of limitations refers to a law that sets the maximum amount of time an individual can wait before filing a lawsuit. That length of time varies depending on the type of claim or case being filed and which of the states it is filed in. If an individual neglects to file his or her claim or lawsuit within the statutory deadline, the right to make a claim or to sue has passed. That said, in a few instances, the statute of limitations may be extended. Statute of Limitations in Kentucky KRS Chapter 413: Limitation of Actions In Kentucky, a statute of limitations extension is possible if the plaintiff
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Kentucky Ranks Poorly for Bike Safety in the US, Second to Last

Posted on May. 18 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

In the United States, Kentucky ranks 49 out of 50 for bicycle safety. This ranking is second to last in the US, and is largely in part due to the fact that Kentucky has not created a safe and convenient bike network system. Instead, the state of Kentucky relies on a sidepath law, causing contention between walkers, bike riders and motorists. This law should be repealed as it causes confusion, with drivers believing bikers shouldn’t be on the road. There is no safe passing law established in the state of Kentucky, and it is recommended by the Bike League that a safe distance for motorists to pass biker is three feet. With
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Defective Takata Corp Airbags Lead to Injuries, Death

Posted on Mar. 9 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

Takata Corp. Fined $14K Per Day In Product Liability Proceedings In late February, U.S. regulators approved a fine of $14,000 USD per day against Takata Corporation, a Japanese company responsible for the manufacture and assembly of airbags in many cars on U.S. roads, including those made by Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, BMW, Ford, Honda and others. Takata has allegedly not cooperated with a federal probe into their products’ defective performance, handing over millions of pages of documents, but with no guide or training on how to interpret them correctly. Takata’s airbags have been linked to five deaths, multiple injuries and millions of recalls, and approximately 90% of the recalled cars have
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Signs of Fetal Distress: What To Look For

Posted on Dec. 8 2014 in Personal Injury Cases

No one wants to think of their baby in distress. However, it is imperative to be well versed in the possible problems that can arise during labor, both for your own health and to make sure your child’s health is safeguarded. If something does happen, being well-informed can be the difference between receiving the compensation you may be owed, and receiving nothing. Signs and Symptoms of Fetal Distress Fetal distress specifically refers to oxygen deprivation, most often during labor, though it can occur toward the end of pregnancy at well. The occurrence rate is hard to pin down. Estimates range from 1 in 25 to 1 in 100; whatever the
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