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TLF Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2022

TLF is pleased to announce that five of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers 2022. Only 5% of attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of attorneys are Rising Stars, an honor for attorneys 40 or younger or attorneys practicing for 10 years or less. Jennifer Lawrence was named one of the Top 25 Kentucky Women Super Lawyers for 2022. 2022 Super Lawyers Top 25 Kentucky

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Stephanie Riedmiller promoted to Executive Paralegal

The Lawrence Firm is proud to announce the promotion of paralegal Stephanie Riedmiller to Executive Paralegal. Stephanie started with The Lawrence Firm in 1994 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies at Morehead State University. Stephanie has worked tirelessly supporting numerous attorneys throughout her 26 years at the firm. Her commitment to our past and current clients is immeasurable…

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Kentucky surgeon regains license, patients worried about care

Patients have a right to be seen by competent, helpful medical teams and professionals. They’d be well within their rights to be angry if a medical provider got to keep a license after making a series of mistakes or ethical violations. Unfortunately, doctors are human, and they do make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are enough to cost them their licenses.…

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Beware of these commonly misdiagnosed conditions

According to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), every year, five percent of patients who seek outpatient treatment experience a diagnosis that is inaccurate or delayed, if not missed altogether. Misdiagnosis is a common concern among patients, as overlooking a serious health condition can result in additional harm or even death. Some ailments are more likely to…

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The trucking industry knows it has a real safety problem

At the start of every year, people like to make resolutions about ways they will improve themselves. In a surprise move, the Trucking Alliance also announced that it had a professional resolution for 2019. The organization acknowledged that commercial trucks were responsible for more than 4,700 deaths and over 145,000 injuries across the United States in the last reportable year.…

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Semitruck crashes: Determining liability

The start of a new year is a good time for drivers to brush up on some basic automotive safety tips. One huge consideration, especially for those who travel around semitrucks, is to ensure they know some of the common causes of crashes with these large vehicles. While it is easy to blame truckers for all big rig crashes, there…

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When can a delayed diagnosis lead to compensation?

When you have a consultation with a medical professional in the state of Kentucky, you will expect that they will make an assessment to correctly establish the cause of your symptoms. Often, obtaining a diagnosis can take some time, especially if you are suffering from a rare condition that needs specialized attention. However, any delay in diagnosing a condition can…

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Unnecessary interventions in labor can result in birth injuries

You trust your doctor with your life and health. For expecting mothers, that trust also extends to the future and well-being of their unborn baby. Women trust doctors to make decisions that are in their best interest, as well as in the interest of their child. Unfortunately, despite legal requirements and oaths to the contrary, doctors may put their own…

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Medical negligence is an issue with under-staffed facilities

When people think about medical malpractice, they almost always think about mistakes made by doctors. People are quick to worry about surgical mistakes, such as performing a surgery on the wrong side of the body or the wrong patient. Other people may worry about medication errors, particularly if they take a number of prescriptions. However, there is an entirely other…

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Over-prescription of pain medication is a serious concern

Narcotic painkillers are undoubtedly one of the greatest advances of modern medicine. It wasn’t that long ago in human history that individuals would be administered homemade tinctures or alcohol to control the pain of serious conditions or even surgery. Narcotic painkillers provide relief to those struggling with serious injuries, severe illness and the after-effects of invasive medical care, such as…

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Lax medical care isn’t ever acceptable

Patients deserve to have medical care that meets or exceeds the standard of care. This is different in every case, so you can’t base your expectations on what happens to someone else even if your situation seems exactly the same. When a patient isn’t served according to the standard of care, they can suffer harm since their condition might be…

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