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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.

Birth control implant linked to dangerous side effects

It is the only permanent, nonsurgical form of birth control available on the American market, but a new order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns users about the dangers of the contraceptive Essure. Launched in 2002, Bayer’s Essure has been plagued by reports of ineffectiveness and side effects over the years, with users submitting more than 12,000 “adverse event” reports relating to the birth control device in 2017 alone.

3 signs you can file a lawsuit for your workplace injury

If you get hurt at work, you are not alone. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were over 40,000 nonfatal work injuries in Kentucky in 2016. You may assume your only course of action in this situation is to file a workers' compensation claim. However, you may be able to get more money to cover the consequences of your workplace injury.

3 of the most common causes of trucking accidents

Any type of motor vehicle accident is unfortunate, but those involving semi-trucks are usually the worst. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large truck crashes caused almost 4,000 people to die in 2016. 66 percent of these deaths were passenger car occupants. You and your car do not stand a chance if a massive commercial truck comes barreling towards you. 

3 safety tips for teen drivers

Driving for the first few months can be exciting yet scary. You get to enjoy the freedom of getting behind the wheel, but you also have to face unique risks and the possibility of getting in an accident. While you should be proud of the accomplishment of becoming a new driver, you should always brush up on your driving techniques and learn about safety. 

Is Snapchat causing car accidents?

You have likely seen friends and family post selfies featuring the ever-popular dog filer from Snapchat. Maybe you yourself have even used it or use Snapchat’s other fun features. The app, released in 2011, has become both enormously popular and occasionally controversial. Perhaps the most serious controversy yet is the suggestion that it may be partially responsible for some car accidents. According to the Washington Post, Snapchat has been cited in several lawsuits following serious and even fatal car accidents. There are a few reasons why Snapchat may indeed pose a risk to drivers—if you suspect the app was at play in an accident you have been in, consider the following facts.

The dangers of texting and driving

Distracted driving takes many forms. For example, there is eating while driving. Even chatting with a passenger can be a distraction, especially if you turn to look at the person and get deeply involved in the conversation.

Snapchat and other smartphone apps pose risks for teen drivers

Your teen is about to be behind the wheel. As a busy parent you are conflicted about this milestone. It will be nice that your child can finally drive to and from practice. You’ve shuffled them around for years and you definitely deserve a break. You are also terrified that your child will be behind the wheel. You’ve taught them how to be safe. You had your teen study driving manuals and gone over precautions. Yet, you worry.

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