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What Kentucky’s Proposed Title IX Changes May Mean

Published on Dec 18, 2018 at 9:20 am in Title IX.

The U.S. Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX in November 2018. These changes are supposed to give accommodations to students who are sexual assault survivors, limit what the schools need to look into, and give students who were accused resources to defend themselves, too.

The changes are:

  • Sexual assaults that happen off-campus don’t need to be investigated by the university.
  • Schools need to provide students who were sexually assaulted with support, such as switching schedules, counseling, and keeping their attacker from contacting them. This should still happen even if the student doesn’t want to make a formal complaint.
  • Should a student tell a professor that they were assaulted, this doesn’t mean that the university needs to follow up with the allegation.
  • When a school is investigating a sexual assault case, there will be a hearing where the student’s representatives can provide a cross-examination, but cannot ask questions about the sexual history of the student who is saying they were assaulted.
  • The parties involved have equal access to the evidence.
  • While schools can deny appeals for students facing disciplinary decisions in sexual misconduct cases, if they do allow appeals, then the parties involved can do so.
  • The university official who is investigating the allegation can’t decide the case’s outcome.

Kentucky Rules Medical Malpractice Review Panels Unconstitutional

Published on Dec 11, 2018 at 9:45 am in News.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Kentucky’s highest court unanimously ruled that a 2017 state law, which required medical malpractice claims to be reviewed first by an expert advisory panel, is unconstitutional.

In June 2017, the Medical Review Panel Act, a tort reform measure designed to weed out dead-end medical malpractice cases and prevent possibly negligent doctors from leaving the state, was struck down by the Kentucky Supreme Court because it delayed citizen’s access to the courts.

Investigation Finds Breast Implants May Be Linked to Cancer

Published on Dec 5, 2018 at 9:37 am in Medical Malpractice.

There are a number of breast implant patients who have developed a rare blood cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating reports that link breast implants with cancer. There are currently more than 400 reports about patients who developed ALCL after getting implants, including nine who died.

Women may choose to get breast implants for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or for cosmetic reasons. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 400,000 breast implant procedures took place in 2017.

What Are Contingency Fees and How Do They Work?

Published on Nov 27, 2018 at 8:13 am in Personal Injury.

When you’re injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may have also suffered from financial losses as well. In these cases, you can hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim and fight to get the compensation you deserve. But another aspect of this is how you’re paying your attorney. One of the payment methods is through contingency fees.

Not everyone may be familiar with how contingency fees work or what they even mean. Thomas Law Offices wants you to have all the information, so you’re prepared to speak confidently about the matter when you meet with your lawyer. Here is what you need to know about contingency fees.

Win Basketball Tickets from Our Cincinnati Office Giveaway

Published on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm in Giveaway.

Cincinnati Bearcats Ticket Giveaway

Fall has come to Cincinnati, and that’s not the only recent change in the city. Our law firm, Thomas Law Offices, has a new location in Cincinnati, Ohio. We’re excited to bring our expertise to this state and help more people with personal injury law. But we’re also aware that we’ve just moved here and we want to be more acquainted with this city and its residents. It’s never easy being the new kid on the block, so we’d thought we’d make a lasting first impression.

We’ve seen the pride this city has for their sports teams, and college basketball season has just begun. What better way to introduce ourselves to the city than with a giveaway to a Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball game? We’re excited to be a part of the community and we want you to be excited, too. There’s nothing like supporting your city’s college basketball team with other fans at a home game.