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Ask a Lawyer: What’s the Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice?

Published on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:58 am in Personal Injury.

If you or a loved one was hurt because of a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. It’s a scary situation when you put your trust in a doctor’s or surgeon’s hands and you get wrongfully hurt because they made a mistake. Often, these mistakes cause serious injuries that can have a major effect on the person’s life. The best way to protect your rights is with the help of a trusted Louisville attorney. Thomas Law Offices will make sure you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.

We understand how a case of medical malpractice can be severely damaging to your life. But these injuries weren’t your fault and you can stand up and speak out against the guilty party. We’ll do everything we can to hold them accountable. This includes examining the evidence of why you were there, what you were being treated for, what went wrong, and how that resulted in your injuries. We’ll also look at how the damages have affected you. Then, we can start fighting for your rights.

Current USI Title IX Campus Policies Are “Purely Administrative”

Published on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:12 am in Title IX.

The University of Southern Indiana established a campus court system in light of the Title IX federal civil rights law, but the goal isn’t to punish criminal law violations. Instead, it’s an administrative process that deals with alleged violations of USI’s Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy. The harshest punishments are expulsion or termination, according to the Courier & Press.

When complaints are filed, they are kept confidential. The terms describing the procedures include evaluative panel, administrative resolution, and sanctions. If it is determined that student or employee has violated the university’s policy, the imposed sanctions will be added to their student or personnel file.

Why Does Sexual Violence Often Go Unreported?

Published on Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 am in Title IX.

Sexual assaults are a horrific crime that a large amount of people have unfortunately experienced. About 23 million women and 1.7 million men have suffered from rape or attempted rape during their lifetime. This is an unacceptable and terrible thing. While we cannot undo what was done, the lawyers at Thomas Law Offices can offer legal options. You can make a stand with a sexual assault claim. We believe in advocating for survivors and making sure you get the justice you deserve.

With high numbers of sexual abuse, some may wonder why sexual violence can go unreported. But there are a few reasons that prevent survivors from raising their voices and accusing their abusers. It’s important to understand the precarious situation they are in and to think about what could be keeping them from speaking up.

How Do Self-Driving Cars Perform in Ice and Snow?

Published on Feb 26, 2019 at 1:20 pm in Self-Driving Cars.

As autonomous vehicles and their continued development continue to make headlines, we need to question how they will perform in poor weather conditions, like ice and snow. As the driver of a vehicle, you know it can be challenging and even dangerous to drive in inclement weather.

While some drivers are reckless in poor weather, the majority of drivers use their heads and proceed with caution when snow and ice are accumulating on the roadways. This begs the question as to whether self-driving cars have their own form of common sense when it comes to slippery and hazardous road conditions.

Seven Charged in Neglect of Two Ohio Nursing Home Residents

Published on Feb 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Six employees and a contract worker at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus have been indicted on a number of charges involving two neglected nursing home residents.

Two employees and the contract worker have been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in relation to two patients in 2017. The other four employees were indicted on a total of 34 charges after one patient died as a result of neglect and another patient suffered physical harm.

In February 2017, a male patient is believed to have suffered serious neglect after wounds turned gangrenous. The patient was taken to a hospital but passed away from septic shock in early March, when the infection led to dangerously low blood pressure.