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What Is the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?

Published on Aug 28, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Most of us have heard the terms “attorney” and “lawyer” used interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. And, while there used to be a marked difference between the two words, that’s not actually the case here in Chicago or anywhere else in Illinois anymore. Below, we’ll highlight the historical difference between the use […]

Downtown Louisville Mass Shooting Leaves 4 Injured, 2 Dead

Published on Aug 28, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Louisville is mourning the loss of two lives following a devastating mass shooting. One person passed away at the scene of the accident while another was pronounced dead at the hospital. Four others are being treated for gun-related injuries. The shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 27, 2023 at the Southern […]

One Quarter of Missouri’s Nursing Homes Haven’t Had a Health Inspection in Two or More Years

Published on Aug 20, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Federal law requires all 50 states to perform unannounced inspections of long-term care facilities at least once every 15 months. These inspections are supposed to be comprehensive, examining each facility for its compliance with health and safety rules set by the federal government. Despite this, one quarter of Missouri’s nursing homes haven’t had a health […]

What Happens if a Bus Hits Your Car?

Published on Aug 11, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Each year, countless individuals take buses for a wide variety of reasons, including as a mode of transportation to get to work or running everyday errands in lieu of a car, en route to school, or when traveling on a trip of some distance. Thus, encountering a bus isn’t likely all that uncommon if you […]

Why Are Lawsuits Being Filed Against Life Care Centers of America?

Published on Jul 28, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

The Life Care Centers of America nursing home chain has faced numerous controversies in recent years—from Medicare fraud to COVID-19 outbreaks to employee discrimination to allegations of resident neglect and abuse. Below, we’ll explore the question: Why are lawsuits being filed against Life Care Centers of America? Key Points: Life Care Centers of America is […]

Residents Living in Horrible Conditions After Operators Stole $83M From Four New York Nursing Homes

Published on Jul 14, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Warning: The following article includes descriptions of extreme elder mistreatment. Please reach out for help if you or someone you know has experienced abuse. A new lawsuit is being filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Kenneth Rozenberg and Daryl Hagler, co-owners of Centers Health Care (CHC), a skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and senior […]

Iowa Regulators Prompted To Increase Fines Against Davenport Nursing Home

Published on Jul 14, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

A 75-bed Scott County Iowa nursing home, The Ivy at Davenport, is on the verge of being shut down for putting its residents at risk of suffering harm. The Davenport nursing home was reportedly already facing stiff fines following an earlier inspection in April by state officials. However, a federal investigation identified many unaddressed issues […]

What Is an Example of a Minor Accident?

Published on Jul 7, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Becoming involved in a motor vehicle crash in Chicago is never ideal. Matters are made far worse when a motorist, cyclist, or pedestrian gets hurt in the collision, though. While many people assume that a car accident is relatively minor if it only results in dents or dings or other cosmetic damage, that’s not always […]

Nursing Home Industry Leaders Unhappy With Proposed Minimum Staffing Rules

Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

The decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home is never easy. But depending on a loved one’s medical needs and level of independence, making the move to an assisted living facility is sometimes the smartest and safest decision. Nursing homes can only provide high-quality care when they are fully […]

Medicare and Medicaid Program Terminated for Moorhead Restorative Care Center

Published on Jun 30, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Both Medicare and Medicaid pay for a portion of or all medically necessary long-term care, including care and treatment provided in nursing home settings. Not all nursing homes are affiliated with Medicare and Medicaid, though, meaning that these agencies will not pay for care provided at non-affiliated facilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Jack Mabley Developmental Center in Dixon Labeled “Immediate Jeopardy” Status After Possible Sexual Assault

Published on Jun 16, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

A Dixon residential facility that has been serving intellectually and developmentally disabled residents, some of which are also visually and hearing impaired, since 1997 was assigned an “immediate jeopardy tag” on June 8 by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). That state agency oversees the administration of assisted living facilities, including residential living facilities […]

Kentucky Nursing Home Inspections Found To Be Lacking, Leaving Residents Endangered

Published on Jun 16, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

The recent publication of a United States Senate Special Committee on Aging report released last week shed a troubling light on the state of nursing home inspections across the nation. As Committee Chair Sen. Bob Casey stated, “The system responsible for ensuring that nursing homes meet health and safety standards is in crisis.” Key Takeaways: […]

How the Impending ARC Air Bag Recall Request Compares to Past Recalls

Published on Jun 6, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Virtually every car manufactured nowadays comes equipped with an air bag; however, that hasn’t always been the case. While some auto manufacturers started installing front impact airbags in their vehicles as early as 1990, by 1995, they were a standard feature on automobiles, and in September 1997, it became a mandate that all newly manufactured […]

How To File a Life Care Centers of America Lawsuit

Published on Jun 2, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Finding the right nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility for your loved one can involve weeks or months of research and visits. When you think you’ve found the right one, it can feel like a weight lifting off your shoulders. Not every nursing home is what it appears to be at first, though. […]

Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois

Published on Jun 2, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor was […]

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Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

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.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most Often in Chicago?

As someone who lives in or has traveled through Chicago, you likely don’t need any reminding of how congested our city’s roadways are. This heavy traffic often leads to collisions, which cause motorists to suffer serious injuries and lose their lives. While you’re likely aware of where some of our city’s crash-prone roadways are if […]

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Learn How to Protect Your Loved Ones with My Nursing Home Abuse Guide

Thomas Law Offices has over a decade of experience helping families seek justice on behalf of loved ones who have been abused, neglected, or otherwise harmed in nursing homes and long-term care facilities around the nation. Tad Thomas himself has spoken multiple times on live TV about the work our firm does and the changes […]

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One Year Since Old National Bank Shooting, Co-Counsel Representing Survivors, Families Release Statement

LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, Thomas Law Offices, Everytown Law, and Romanucci & Blandin, who together represent survivors as well as families who lost loved ones in the mass shooting at Old National Bank in Louisville on April 10, 2023, released the following statement: “April 10th marks one year since the tragic mass shooting at the […]

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