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Worker arrested for nursing home abuse and neglect

One of the biggest goals for family members of an elderly or ill loved one who needs to be placed in a nursing home is that they will receive the proper care and treatment. Abuse is not something that they want to think about, but it is an unfortunate reality that this takes place all too frequently and can combine with the failure to give the treatment the resident needs, deserves and is paying for to cause injuries and death. This is worrisome for Kentucky residents and examples of mistreatment are prevalent across the country. When there is evidence of nursing home abuse and neglect, it is crucial to have legal advice on how to proceed.

Legal representation is key after truck accidents in Kentucky

Although truckers will generally operate their vehicles safely and within the law, accidents can happen at any time. Add in the small percentage of truckers and truck companies that do not adhere to the rules, and the risk of a severe accident grows. After a truck accident, it is crucial for the victims who were hurt and the families of those who died to understand the steps necessary to file a lawsuit in hopes of recovering compensation.

4 common truck driver distractions

Distracted driving is dangerous no matter who does it. A distracted motorist may cause injury or death, no matter what kind of vehicle they drive. However, distracted truck drivers are far more dangerous due to the massive size and significant weight of their big rigs. 

Misuse of new auto safety systems can spark car accidents

Kentucky drivers might feel a sense of security with newer vehicles and the installed safety systems that frequently come with them. Anything to help people be safer on the road and avoid car accidents is a positive development. However, it is increasingly common that drivers who have these systems on their vehicles are not fully competent in using them. This can lead to dangers because of the systems as the drivers tend to lapse out of a sense of security that should not be there. Recent information has shown this to be the case via a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Nursing home abuse and neglect leads to indictment

Nursing homes in Kentucky and across the U.S. are trusted to take care of elderly and infirm people when their loved ones cannot. These facilities have the lives of the patients in their hands. They provide them with their medication, food, and keep watch on them to make sure they are safe. It is unfortunate that there are many incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect. People can suffer injuries, become ill and even die due to mistreatment and mistakes at a nursing home.

Kentucky's tort reform: impact on medical malpractice victims

Kentucky's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in August on a case seeking to overturn a lower court ruling which found the Medical Review Panel Statute unconstitutional. The case has major repercussions for those injured by medical malpractice, because if overturned it will increase costs, create delay, and limit due process protections.

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