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Kentucky’s First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case in Harrison County

Published on Mar 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm in News.

On Friday, March 6, 2020, the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kentucky was confirmed in Harrison County. The individual, whose name has not been released, was first treated at Harrison Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to a hospital in Lexington. They were a resident in a nursing home. A team of doctors will be sent to Harrison County to figure out how the infected person contracted the virus and who they have been in contact with recently.

In response to this news, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a level 4 State of Emergency for the state of Kentucky on Friday night. Local nursing homes in the area have also stopped allowing their residents to have visitors. This is due to the fact that nursing home residents and other elderly and/or those with compromised immune systems are often the most susceptible of contracting any type of virus. In Washington State earlier this week, COVID-19’s contamination into one nursing home led to multiple deaths.

Four Chicago Hospitals to Form New Community-Based Healthcare System

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 3:09 pm in News.

In an attempt to combine into one new state-of-the-art hospital with up to six community health centers, four South Side hospitals in Chicago will be closing. Advocate Trinity Hospital in Calumet Heights, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville, South Shore Hospital in South Chicago, and St. Bernard Hospital in Englewood created this plan because they fell into financial hardship and see this as a way to make much-needed improvements to the healthcare in the area.

The plan is projected to cost $1.1 billion, but locations and timelines have not been finalized yet. Although that budget is high, Advocate Trinity Hospital claimed they plan to cut costs by $1.1 billion and double its revenue by 2025, which will replenish the cost of this project. According to hospital leaders, in the meantime the funding for the project will come from the founding hospitals, their parent organizations, donations, and the state.

New Law Changes Coming to Missouri in 2020

Published on Jan 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm in News.

The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details.

As 2020 begins, Missouri lawmakers are geared up for a busy year, and residents should be aware of the law changes that could impact their everyday lives.

While new laws will be decided upon throughout the year, there are a few that will start in January that you should know about. The new law changes coming to Missouri in 2020 include changes to motor vehicle inspection requirements, punitive damages caps, and extended summer vacation for school districts.

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:40 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 2019 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the overwhelming amount of applications we received. We received over 700 applications! 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 Amy Loper of Oregon!

Amy will be attending Denver Seminary, and is entering the Master of Divinity program.
This was the essay topic:

“Explain a time that you were truly grateful for someone else’s help and how it impacts you today.”

Congratulating Tad Thomas, the New Secretary of the American Association for Justice

Published on Jul 31, 2019 at 11:27 am in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we take pride in all of the ways we’re able to assist our local communities and help clients who are in need of quality legal representation. We’re also proud of every effort we take to fight for a fair and effective trial jury system. We believe that every American has a right to hold another person, group, or corporation liable in cases of wrongdoings or negligence– no matter the size of a corporation’s bank accounts. The civil justice system gives Americans this right.

Tad Thomas has served at the forefront of one of the leading organizations in the nation that supports the civil justice system for many years. This organization is none other than the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ works hard to strengthen the civil justice system and protect the rights of injured victims who can hold responsible parties accountable via trial by jury to enact improvements and safeguard other potential victims at local, statewide, and federal levels.