Kentucky Injury Lawyers

What Is the “Medical Standard of Care” in a Malpractice Case?

Published on Aug 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm in Medical Malpractice.

People usually trust healthcare providers like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to provide excellent care and help them feel better. It’s not common for people to think those individuals will make a mistake that hurts them. But medical malpractice cases do occur. Something like a missed detail on a patient’s record could mean a healthcare provider doesn’t have all the information about how to treat their patient.

Medical malpractice cases need an expert and skilled attorney to get a favorable outcome. A Louisville medical malpractice lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will fight for your rights and help you get compensation for your injuries.

Kentucky’s Medical Malpractice Review Panel Causes Mass Delays

Published on Aug 9, 2018 at 12:02 pm in Medical Malpractice.

The Medical Review Panel Act, which was approved by Kentucky’s House and Senate Republicans in 2016, is causing serious delays with medical malpractice claims.

Under the law, individuals are required to submit their medical malpractice claims to a panel before filing a lawsuit. The panel consists of a nonvoting lawyer and three voting health care professionals. Unless they can give good reasons, doctors and other professionals are required to serve if asked and are paid $300 for their time and expertise. After reviewing the evidence, the panel must decide if the standard of care was neglected and led to injury. While this is not binding, it can be used in court.

Since the enaction of this law, there have been 531 claims assigned to the panel. 58 have been examined, 13 have been adjudicated, 18 are pending, and 27 have been withdrawn, settled, or dismissed. The remaining 89 percent have yet to be attended to.

Sinking Missouri Duck Boat is One of the Deadliest U.S. Boat Accidents in Recent Years

Published on Aug 7, 2018 at 11:57 am in Personal Injury.

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, one of the deadliest U.S. Boat accidents in recent years occurred in Brandon, Missouri. Seventeen people were killed when a duck boat packed with tourists sank during a thunderstorm. A duck boat from Ride Ducks Branson was floating down Table Rock Lack when a severe storm hit, causing the amphibious tour bus to capsize and sink.

At the time of the accident, 31 people were onboard. The victims who were found were taken to CoxHealth Branson Hospital. Seven of the 14 survivors sustained injuries. All the duck boat survivors were discharged from the hospital by Sunday evening, July 22.

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Fall 2018 Scholarship

Published on Aug 6, 2018 at 6:07 pm in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we’re proud to take part in an annual scholarship campaign aimed to help students chase their dreams and build a brighter future. The Fall 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 Yu Ying Mei of New York!

Yu is a pharmacy student at St. John’s University in Queens, NY.
This was the essay topic:
“If you could do one thing to help reverse the opioid epidemic in the U.S., what would it be?”