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Victims of Boy Scout-Related Abuse Come Forward Before Bankruptcy Bid

Published on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:19 pm in Sexual Crimes.

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Currently, more than 3,000 men are suing the Boy Scouts of America for allowing pedophiles inside the organization to prey on boys. It’s important for any other victims to take legal action as quickly as possible, as the organization has now filed for bankruptcy.

With news of the bankruptcy bid, it’s important for victims of Boy Scout-related abuse to come forward before the Chapter 11 process is finalized. Failing to do so could risk not fully holding the negligent party accountable for the incidents of abuse that wrongfully occurred.

Can I Get a DUI If My BAC Is Under .08?

Published on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm in Auto Accident.

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Many people decide to go out on weekends, whether it’s for dinner and drinks or just going to a bar. They may think they’re feeling okay after a drink or two, but then when they’re behind the wheel find that they shouldn’t be driving. It’s common for people to try to just get home, but any kind of buzzed driving is dangerous driving. If a cop sees you driving in a way that’s endangering others, they can pull you over. A breathalyzer test may be administered. If the breathalyzer says you’re below .08, you may think you’re safe from getting a DUI charge, but this isn’t the case. There are other factors in play that you should know about.

What You Need to Know About the Safe Sport Act

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:03 pm in Title IX.

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While abuse of minors reporting laws have already been in place for some time now, new legislation expands those laws to prevent child abuse from going unreported in youth sports. These laws also prevent the abuse from continuing when it is suspected or discovered.

Our children need to be kept safe, especially when we are trusting other adults with their care. Thankfully, the Safe Sport Act takes steps to ensure the safety of our children in youth sports. Let’s take a look at what specific aspects this act covers.

$5M Awarded After Nursing Home Death in Paducah

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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On January 10, 2020, $5,000,000 in pain and suffering and punitive damages was awarded for the death of Regina Tallent in a Paducah, Kentucky nursing home. The allegedly negligent nursing home failed to monitor and institute an appropriate diet for Tallent, whose death was a result of choking. Tad Thomas, of Thomas Law Offices, represented Ms. Tallent and her family.

Study Finds Quality of Care Didn’t Improve After Hospital Merges

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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In recent years, there has been a significant rise in hospital merger-and-acquisition activity. While hospitals claim the mergers benefit patients, recent evidence suggests otherwise. A January 2020 study from Harvard University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked for evidence of quality gains at 250 hospitals across the country acquired in deals between 2009 and 2013. The analysis, however, did not find any convincing evidence.

When you enter into a hospital, it’s unlikely you’re thinking about mergers, acquisitions, or executives making deals with other facilities. Instead, you’re focused on having your ailment or condition treated so you can get your life back in order. When hospital mergers get in the way of patient care, suffering patients may be able to take legal action. Let’s take a look at why hospitals merge and what a merger looks like for patients.