When Kentucky residents seek treatment in hospitals and other medical care facilities, they expect to receive the best possible care available. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. A family in another state was recently awarded $130 million from a lawsuit they filed against a hospital after their son was permanently injured soon after birth.
For many decades, Kentucky has carried and enforced helmet laws for motorcyclists, requiring those who choose to ride to wear head protection. While most people agree that motorcycle helmets are generally a good idea, not all who ride agree, and some motorcycle riders simply prefer not wearing a helmet.
No one is perfect; every single person makes mistakes. The consequences of errors can vary greatly depending on the context in which the errors occurred. When a mistake is made during the treatment of a medical patient, the consequences can be life-altering for the patient. Negligence often leads to errors in treatment and, in the state of Kentucky, this constitutes medical malpractice. Travis Barker, the drummer for the popular band Blink-182, recently made headlines by filing a lawsuit against a medical center in another state, alleging negligence.
Commercial truck accidents are often very destructive, frightening experiences, leaving victims unsure what to do and worried that they may harm themselves further if they do the wrong things. If you've ever experienced a truck accident, or just seen one shut down a road or highway, then you understand just how difficult it is to think clearly and act wisely after such an accident.
Roundup, a widely-used weedkiller, has been linked to thousands of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. Hundreds of victims of the dangerous product are now suing Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto. The plaintiffs allege that exposure to the popular herbicide caused them or a loved one to develop cancer, and that Monsanto knew of the risks. If you or a loved one have developed cancer after regularly using Roundup, you may be entitled to compensation.
There are many steps involved in the treatment and recovery of patients in Kentucky. Just one missed step, although minor at the time, can lead to big complications down the road. Doctors are some of the smartest people in the medical field and are usually very confident in their intellectual abilities. Instead of writing things down, they will often rely on memory. Unfortunately, this is a form of negligence that can lead to medical malpractice.
As the United States economy continues to grow, there is a greater need to transport goods and merchandise. Interstates and highways across Kentucky are constantly bustling with commercial traffic. Large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers can present a unique danger to smaller passenger vehicles. Sharing roadways and driving alongside these big rigs can be intimidating. Because of the massive size, truck accidents often result in serious injury or death.
Massive commercial trucks are easily the most intimidating vehicles on the road. They are much taller, longer and even wider than typical passenger vehicles. The discrepancy in size leads to unequal levels of risk assumed by people in those vehicles in the event of a crash. The person in the truck is likely safer and protected by the size of the vehicle, while the passenger vehicle occupants are more likely to suffer severe or even fatal injuries.