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Attorney Tad Thomas Represents State of Kentucky in Case Involving Reference to God

Published on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm in Recent Cases.

Kentucky attorney Tad Thomas represented the state of Kentucky before a three judge panel charged with ruling whether a reference to God violated both the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.

The case originated from a law that requires the director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that makes a reference to “Almighty God” in the department’s headquarters. In 2009, a circuit judge ruled that the insertion of the phrase violates the U.S. constitution as well as the Kentucky constitution. Those constitutions prohibit the government’s establishment of religion.

Richmond Baby Survives after Car Crashes Through House and into Crib

Published on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm in Auto Accident.

A baby survived after an SUV crashing into her home tossed her from her crib in Richmond, Kentucky, according to MSNBC.

The SUV struck a road sign and drove through a wall of a home, where three children were sleeping while the parents were in the living room. The crash caused a 10-month-old infant to be tossed from her crib and through a wall and a door frame. The baby’s parents feared she was dead, but she was found underneath the front bumper of the SUV, wrapped in a blanket. She was scratched but was not seriously injured. The exact cause of the accident is unknown. Police do not think the driver was intoxicated or had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Personal Injury Attorney Tad Thomas Testifies Before Kentucky Lawmakers about Litigation Funding

Published on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm in Personal Injury.

Recently, a bill was introduced in the Kentucky House that would place restrictions on litigation funding companies. Litigation funding companies loan money to clients who are pursuing some type of litigation, typically a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, the loans are used to pay living expenses, such as rent or a mortgage and automobile payments. The loans are needed because often the people involved have missed work due to their injuries and need money for bills until the lawsuit is resolved.

Under current Kentucky law, litigation funding companies operate in the state without limitations. However, the proposed bill would require litigation funding companies to work through an accident victim’s attorney, rather than allowing them to work directly with the injured client. The bill would also call for litigation funding companies to clearly lay out the terms of the agreements, as well as to register with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. Additionally, these companies would be prevented from sending referral fees to lawyers or doctors.

The Dangerous Side Effects of Propoxyphene

Published on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:00 am in Dangerous Drugs.

Propoxyphene was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1957 as a pain reliever, and has since been used by about 10 million patients. However, the drug was recently pulled off the market, according to MedScape.com.

Five years ago, the drug was banned in the United Kingdom because it posed a risk to patients of suicide. In 2009, it was taken off the market in Europe because of worries about overdoses. Any Kentucky Darvocet side effect attorney would want the public to know that Darvocet has now been taken off the market in the U.S. because of concern over arrhythmias.

Union County Head-On Car Collision Kills One, Injures Three

Published on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm in Auto Accident.

An accident in Union County, Kentucky killed one teen and injured three on February 6, according to WFIE. The wreck occurred near Uniontown on Highway 360. It took almost three hours for first responders to clear the scene.

The wreck occurred when a pickup truck crossed over the center lane and struck a car driven by an 18-year-old male. Both the truck driver and a passenger in the truck were not wearing their seat belts, which caused them to be ejected from the vehicle. They were transported by helicopter to a local hospital where they were listed in critical condition following the fatal Kentucky car accident.