How To File a Life Care Centers of America Lawsuit
Finding the right nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility for your loved one can involve weeks or months of research and visits. When you think you’ve found the right one, it can feel like a weight lifting off your shoulders. Not every nursing home is what it appears to be at first, though. […]
Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois
Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that has identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor […]
How Soon Should a Tetanus Shot Be Given After an Injury?
From motor vehicle accidents to slips and falls and other dangerous property scenarios, and defective product situations, these are only a few examples of personal injury incidents that can seriously hurt someone. While it may be intuitive to seek medical attention if you suspect you’ve suffered harm after one of these accidents, would you also […]
When Prior Authorization Leads to Harm Caused by Delayed Care
In March 2023, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the results of a survey conducted on the impact of health insurance prior authorization (PA) on patient care and outcomes. The survey results revealed shocking information about the extent to which health insurance companies control the type of medical care patients receive. At Thomas Law Offices, […]
How Do I Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?
Medical errors and other types of health care professional negligence have soared in recent years. Data recently published by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) shows that at least 251,000 patient deaths are estimated to be attributable to physician mistakes or other types of medical errors annually. Countless others fall ill or suffer injuries while […]
Ohio Car and Booster Seat Laws
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and disability for children (aged 0-14) in the United States. But most of these deaths can be prevented. When we put our children in the car, we owe it to them to give them the safest experience possible. […]
How Do Police Investigations of Fatal Car Accidents Work?
The unexpected death of a loved one is one of the most profound losses a family can suffer. When that death is the result of a preventable car accident, families have the right to know who caused the collision so that they can hold them accountable for their financial and emotional losses. While a wrongful […]
Do Cyclists Need To Stop for Stop Signs?
A rite of passage for bicyclists is when they are finally able to venture beyond their driveway or neighborhood cul-de-sac and onto lightly trafficked residential streets and busier roadways. Moving from riding a bike in the relative safety of a dead-end street in a subdivision in Louisville, for example, into the downtown area or the […]
How Long Should I Wait Before Going to a Chiropractor After an Accident?
If you’re involved in a car accident, you’ll probably walk away with some aches and pains, even if you didn’t suffer any critical injuries. The impact of a collision is damaging to the human body. You may be left with soreness, stiffness, immobility, or twinging pains in your back, neck, or shoulders. These minor but […]
Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How To Avoid It in the Future
When you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you need a competent, caring, and experienced legal advocate to guide you through the process of recovering compensation. A personal injury attorney from a reputable law firm can help secure the best possible outcome for your claim. Not every attorney is the right fit for your claim, […]
Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Illinois
Individuals often focus on whether an injury incident leaves a victim with physical injuries when sometimes the ones that leave the most lasting impression are the mental or behavioral health ones, as is the case with emotional distress. If you’re dealing with mental anguish, others may not know because such diagnoses often come with invisible […]
Understanding Assumption of Risk
If you’re injured and choose to pursue legal action through a personal injury claim, the defendant may raise a defense known as “assumption of risk.” Understanding this legal doctrine is important because it could limit or bar your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Below, we’ll look at the legal definition of “assumption of […]
CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection in Hospitals
If the height of the pandemic a few years ago used to make you fear heading to the hospital when in need of urgent medical aid, then the latest reports, like this article published by CBS News, regarding a drug-resistant fungal infection caused by Candida auris plaguing hospitals and nursing homes are unlikely to help […]
Injured Missourians May Be Eligible for Compensation From Missouri Victims’ Fund
There is good news for victims of negligence who have been unable to obtain the financial award they deserve—injured Missourians may be eligible for compensation from the Missouri Tort Victims’ Compensation Fund. Our team of personal injury attorneys at Thomas Law Offices is currently helping clients obtain compensation through this vital, yet often overlooked, state-funded […]
What Is Breach of Duty?
In almost every facet of our daily lives, we encounter situations in which one individual owes a duty of care to another. When someone violates their duty of care, it is considered a breach. This breach does not always cause harm, but when it does, the victim may deal with extensive injuries, costly medical bills, […]