Eliminating Your Right to Jury Trial for Medical Malpractice

Published on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Imagine if you will a situation that happens every day in this country.  You or a loved one are admitted to the hospital for surgery.  Not necessarily a complex or complicated surgery that requires extensive recovery time, but even an outpatient procedure like an appendectomy.  The anesthesiologist has you count backwards from 10 and the next thing you know you’re waking up in a recovery room and soon after being escorted to the car to head home.  But, as your anesthesia wears off and the pain medication starts to fade you notice a sharp pain in your stomach.  Feeling around the painful area you can feel that there seems to be something there that shouldn’t be. 

In fact, upon inspection, you find that the surgeon has left a pair of scissors inside your stomach and sewed you up with the sharp, pointy, metal object pressing against other delicate internal organs.  Suddenly you realize you are in a dangerous, life threatening situation. The wrong movement, a small bump to the stomach, or even the loving embrace of your child or spouse could cause the scissors left inside you to cut through your intestines, gall bladder, or any other organ and potentially kill you.  Sadly, while this scenario may seem outrageous, it literally happens every single day in this country.

Is Driving Drowsy as Bad as Drunk Driving?

Published on Apr 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm in Auto Accidents.

We’ve all gotten behind the wheel while tired after a long work day, but have you ever stopped to wonder about the implications of driving while drowsy? Driving while drowsy is inherently dangerous due to the fact that while drowsy, our reaction speeds and sense of judgement are both significantly impaired. If a car in front of our vehicle suddenly stops or swerves, if we’re drowsy, our reaction to that stop or swerve may come a second later than if we were fully alert.

When it comes to an accident, even a mere second or two can make the difference between avoiding the crash and slamming into another car. But how dangerous is dangerous? How often do car crashes really occur that involve drowsy drivers? Is driving drowsy as bad as drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs? Let’s examine the facts.

Beware of the ERISA Lien “Monster”

Published on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm in Auto Accidents.

If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident in the state of Kentucky and are struggling to receive compensation from an employer to pay for your medical bills, you may find yourself frustrated. Kentucky’s laws which govern what an employer is liable to pay in such circumstances can be complex. Furthermore, if you’re in the process of filing a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident or an insurance agency that has treated you unfairly, the way in which you receive that compensation can be additionally complicated.

You should be aware that often, if your medical bills were paid by the health insurance of an employer’s health plan, the health insurance company or plan may want you to reimburse it out of any personal injury recovery. Your “insurance” turns out to be not insurance at all, but a “loan”– also known as a lien. The laws in some states, including Kentucky, generally prohibit such claims by insurance companies, but many companies continue to make these claims anyway.

Five Tips to Find the Right Truck Accident Lawyer

Published on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:00 am in Truck Accidents.

Experiencing a Kentucky semi-truck accident can mean a sudden and dramatic change to your everyday life.  Although the trauma and injuries resulting from a semi-truck accident can be difficult, finding the right semi-truck accident lawyer for your case does not have to be.  The following tips can help identify the most important factors to help you find the best Kentucky semi-truck accident lawyer for your case:

What to Do After a Car Accident

Published on Mar 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm in Auto Accidents.

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic and distressing experience for all parties involved. Typically no one expects to be involved in an accident while they are commuting, however, vehicle accidents do occur and they’re usually when we least expect it. Oftentimes the involvement in an accident can cause disorientation and cloud judgement calls while victims are going through the initial shock of the crash.

As personal injury lawyers, it is our job to provide you with tools and resources to help guide you and organize your thoughts and plan of action in the event that you are an involved party in a car crash. It should also be noted that if you are involved in a serious crash that medical treatment is of the highest importance and in the event you need immediate medical treatment to use the resources available at the crash in order to do so such as the ambulance, medics, and other medical providers.

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