Kentucky Injury Lawyers

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Spring 2018 Scholarship

Published on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we’re proud to take part in a biannual scholarship campaign aimed to help students chase their dreams and build a brighter future. The Spring 2018 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the overwhelming amount of applications we received. The quality of the essays we received was outstanding. Thank you to everyone who applied!

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Jasmine Josh of Collegeville, PA!

Jasmine will be attending University of California, Berkeley.

This was the essay topic:
“How can we encourage drivers to prioritize their safety and the safety of others when behind the wheel?”

Early Warning Signs of Shock After a Major Accident

Published on Jan 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm in Auto Accident.

Immediately following the trauma of a major car accident, it’s possible for victims to go into a state of shock that may or may not be accompanied by symptoms of other injuries. Shock is a life-threatening physical condition that results when there is insufficient blood flow throughout the body.

Shock can lead to more serious complications including oxygen deprivation, heart attack, or even organ damage. If left untreated, a victim experiencing shock may not be able to survive their injuries.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for any symptoms of shock as well as keep a close watch on anyone else who was involved in the crash. Shock requires medical attention as soon as possible to restore blood and oxygen flow.

When is an EMT Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

Published on Jan 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm in Wrongful Death.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death.  A wrongful death can be the result of a fatal accident, negligence, or deliberate behavior.  Auto accidents, abuse, and medical malpractice are all examples of possible wrongful death claims.

When we think of medical malpractice claims involving wrongful death in Kentucky, we often think of mistreatment that occurs at a hospital or at the hands of a physician.  But medical malpractice can occur even in the moments immediately following an accident, at the hands of an emergency medical technician (EMT) that fails to administer necessary life-saving treatment.

PTSD is a Risk for Victims of Serious Injuries

Published on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:57 pm in Personal Injury.

Serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on your physical well-being.  Extensive surgery and medical treatment, long-term physical therapy, and permanent loss in physical function and ability are just a few of the physical symptoms that a victim of serious injury may experience.  While great focus and attention is given to the obvious physical symptoms of a serious injury, the lingering emotional and mental health symptoms often go undiagnosed and untreated.

Trump Administration Scales Back Nursing Home Safety Violation Fines

Published on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:54 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

Over the holiday weekend, the Trump administration scaled back the guidelines for issuing fines against nursing homes that violate safety and health regulations which aim to keep residents safe. This scaling back is part of a broader shift to “relax” various Medicare penalty protocols that was requested by the American Health Care Association, the main organization that speaks on behalf of the nursing home industry.

The organization argued that health and safety inspectors were too focused on finding wrongdoings at nursing homes instead of assisting the facilities themselves, but the violations and fines are a crucial part of ensuring that wrongdoings don’t happen at all—wrongdoings like neglect, abuse, and mistreatment that can endanger the lives of every resident.