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Category: Wrongful Death

Who Is Responsible If a Child Dies at Day Care?

Published on Mar 31, 2022 in Wrongful Death.

On Dec. 16, 2021, 13-month-old Shivani Jishnu became unresponsive in her classroom at Kayfield Academy II preschool on Nelson Miller Parkway in Louisville. She was administered CPR and rushed to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services. Doctors believe that before arriving at Norton Children’s Hospital, she was deprived of oxygen for at least 20 minutes. […]

When is an EMT Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

Published on Jan 9, 2018 in Wrongful Death.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death.  A wrongful death can be the result of a fatal accident, negligence, or deliberate behavior.  Auto accidents, abuse, and medical malpractice are all examples of possible wrongful death claims. When we think of medical malpractice claims involving […]

When is it Worth Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Published on Sep 20, 2016 in Wrongful Death.

Losing a loved one is devastating, but when that life is lost through the direct actions of another’s wrongdoings or an act of negligence, the whole world can seem like it’s collapsing. We’re left wondering if there’s anything we can possibly do to make things right—if it’s within our power to force the wrongful party […]

Boater Sentenced In Accident That Killed Bride-To-Be

Published on Sep 24, 2014 in Wrongful Death.

The operator of a boat involved in a tragic accident last summer has plead guilty to two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter; a tragic reminder that driving a boat drunk can be just as dangerous as driving a car. The accident happened on the Hudson River last July, about 25 miles north of Manhattan. The […]

Why Boaters Should Wear Life Vests and Limit Drinking

Published on Aug 9, 2013 in Wrongful Death.

A tragic July boating accident on New York’s Hudson River serves as a sad reminder of the importance of life jackets. When the driver hit a barge, two boaters died after being thrown from the boat. Both suffered head injuries and then drowned; neither was wearing a life jacket. Life Jackets Save Lives No one […]

Indiana Construction Company Fined after Death of Milton-Madison Bridge Worker

Published on Aug 13, 2012 in Wrongful Death.

As reported by WDRB.com, the construction company rebuilding the Milton-Madison Bridge received two serious safety violations and has been fined following the death of one of its workers. The Milton-Madison Bridge connects Milton, KY and Madison, IN, and Walsh Construction, who is responsible for rebuilding the deteriorating bridge, was fined $10,000 by the Indiana Department […]

Mother Sues Lexington Detention Center over Son’s Death

Published on Feb 22, 2012 in Wrongful Death.

According to a Kentucky.com report, the mother of a deceased inmate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court against the Lexington jail where her son was incarcerated. The 26-year-old passed away in June of 2011 at the Fayette County Detention Center, and the mother’s complaint alleges that jail officials failed to give […]

Worker Killed in Louisville Workplace Accident

Published on Apr 18, 2011 in Wrongful Death.

A 50-year-old woman lost her life recently in an on-the-job accident after she was pinned beneath a slab that had fallen, according to a news report released recently by Fox 19 News. The woman, who worked for a manufacturing company on Produce Road in the Watterson Park area, was trying to move a large piece […]

Two Employees Killed in Louisville Factory Explosion

Published on Mar 23, 2011 in Wrongful Death.

Two explosion accidents occurred recently at a chemical factory in Louisville, killing two workers and injuring two others, according to MSNBC. The first explosion occurred in the furnace department at night, and another explosion occurred a few hours later. Two men were killed and two were injured in the first explosion, while no other workers […]

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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Two Nurses Arrested in Ohio for Nursing Home Resident Neglect

In April 2022, Sunrise Manor nursing home’s director of nursing and assistant nursing director were arrested for allegations of patient neglect. Christina Drake and Jennie Elliott are being investigated following a criminal complaint filed in regard to an incident that occurred in April 2020. The two nursing staff members are facing multiple first-degree misdemeanor charges, […]

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What Injuries Do Unattended Children Most Commonly Suffer?

It is a tragedy when a child is killed or injured in an accident that could have been prevented. Most of the time, it only takes one attentive adult to stop these tragic incidents from happening. The personal injury lawyers at Thomas Law Offices look at what injuries unattended children most commonly suffer and⁠—more importantly—how […]

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What Injuries Can Result From Slamming on the Brakes?

No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.

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