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June 2018 Archives

Motorcycles, semis and blind spots: A dangerous mix

Riding a motorcycle does come with an inherent amount of danger, but smart riders always look for ways to reduce the risk. They wear bright clothing so that others can see them. They wear proper helmets to protect them if they do get in an accident. They remain vigilant and practice defensive driving, looking for critical mistakes that could lead to a crash.

Those involved in truck accidents can suffer severe injuries

There is more commercial traffic on roadways today than ever before, as the economy continues to grow in Kentucky and across the United States. Tractor-trailers are needed to ship goods and merchandise to consumers. Although these vehicles are often considered the backbone of the economy, they can also be very dangerous as they share roads with smaller passenger vehicles. Tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so any accident has the potential to result in extensive damage to smaller vehicles. Unfortunately, truck accidents commonly result in injuries.

Electronic logs seek to reduce exhaustion in commercial drivers

There are many rules and standards for commercial truck drivers that are more strict than those for the average driver on the road. Most states have lower blood alcohol content limits for commercial drivers than other adults. There are federal regulations, as well as state laws, that forbid commercial drivers from texting while working. There are even Hours of Service regulations intended to keep drivers from getting behind the wheel while tired.

Family wins $29.5 in medical malpractice suit

According to recent statistics, negligence in healthcare is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are anywhere from 80,000 to 100,000 deaths each year across the country due to medical negligence. Even though Kentucky is home to exceptional medical care, mistakes still happen and can be detrimental to patients. A woman in another state died due to alleged medical malpractice, and her family was recently awarded almost $30 million from a lawsuit they filed.

Woman files medical malpractice suit against OBGYN

Luckily, residents in the state of Kentucky are privileged to have access to some of the best medical care available in the country. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across the state are required to have years of academic and on-the-job training in order to treat and care for patients. Although education and technology has improved by leaps and bounds, mistakes are still made at an alarming rate in the medical field. When medical malpractice happens, the lives and well-being of patients are directly affected.

Medical malpractice: Surgeon hit with $6.8 million judgement

Tragically, negligence in the medical field continues to be one of the leading causes of death and injury, not only in Kentucky, but across the United States. A medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed in another state recently resulted in a judgment of $6.8 million. The lawsuit was filed against an experienced surgeon after a woman died from a simple procedure to repair a hernia.

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