How a Smartphone Can Save Your Life During a Car Accident
Whether you have an Android or iPhone, there’s no denying the fact that smartphones make our lives infinitely easier while on the go. Help is only a quick key press away during any emergency, and GPS tracking makes it possible for family members and emergency response vehicles to locate their loved ones during a crisis. […]
Top 10 Mistakes Made After a Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience that only becomes increasingly stressful if legal concerns are raised at any time. Whether you decide to file a lawsuit against the other driver or file a countersuit, there’s one undeniable fact—filing a lawsuit is complicated. Sometimes the smallest oversight or mistake can completely ruin […]
What Should I Do Right After a Car Accident?
The first few minutes after being involved in a car accident can feel like some of the most frightening and stressful moments in your life. You’ll likely have a billion thoughts cascading through your mind, but as with most of life’s emergencies, keeping a level head and sticking to a basic plan of action can […]
What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?
After being involved in a car accident, it can seem like you never have enough time to stop and catch your breath let alone relax. One thing you need to prioritize, however, is your own health and well-being. Even if your injuries appear or feel minor, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as […]
5 Facts You May Not Know about IVC Filters
An IVC filter is a small, cage-like device that gets surgically inserted around the inferior vena cava, a major vein which carries blood to the heart and lungs. The device is designed to permanently stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs and is usually only inserted after other anticoagulation treatment courses are unsuccessful. Despite […]
N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research Potentially Tied to the Tobacco Industry
For the last 13 years, the National Football League has stood behind the league committee’s research papers that downplayed the news headlines claiming that a frightening number of players went into retirement early after experiencing concussions and other brain injuries like chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a type of degenerative brain disease. Despite physician criticism years after the […]
Tad Thomas Recognized as One of Louisville’s Best Product Liability Attorneys in the Plaintiff Category
LOUISVILLE, KY, March 23, 2016— Tad Thomas of Thomas Law Offices has been named by his peers as one of Louisville’s top product liability attorneys in the plaintiff category in March 2016’s issue of Louisville Magazine. The March issue celebrates the city’s top lawyers as voted on in a survey given to all active members […]
Former Student Issues Complaint that IU Mishandled Her Rape Complaint
A former student at Indiana University Bloomington has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, claiming that the university failed to properly handle and investigate her report of being sexually assaulted. Hailey Rail was an 18-year-old freshman at the time of the assault. Immediately following the incident, Rail went to the hospital for […]
Four Women Submit Complaints to the Department of Education in Cases of Sexual Assault
The U.S. Department of Education has received four complaints from women alleging that their college universities mishandled their sexual assault complaints. The complaints are against American University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Indiana University Bloomington, and Monmouth University. The Department of Education has not released any details on the claims as they are under investigation […]
Probiotics for Anxiety and Depression
In a recent study, researchers at University College Cork found that participants who took a specific probiotic capsule daily for a month reported less stress and anxiety — and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol — when compared to those who took a placebo instead.
Lawyering, Teaching, Leading
Tad Thomas loves his time in the courtroom, but when he’s not advocating for his clients in their personal injury and civil cases, he’s a leader among lawyers. Tad is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), an organization that is committed to education and to providing trial attorneys with “information, professional support, […]
Verdict for Cancer Victim – J&J Talc-Based Baby Powder Found to be the Cause
The family of a Missouri woman who died from ovarian cancer is being awarded $72 million from Johnson and Johnson. The family blamed the company’s talcum powder for causing the cancer. Jackie Fox had used Johnson’s baby powder and another talc-based product for years. This was one of about 1,200 suits claiming studies have linked […]
FSU Settles Lawsuit with Former Student Claiming She Was Raped by Star-Quarterback Jameis Winston
Florida State University has reached a settlement in a Title IX lawsuit with a former student who claimed that the university failed to properly investigate allegations that she was raped by former football quarter back Jameis Winston. The settlement was announced the day before Winston’s accuser, Erica Kinsman, was scheduled to give a deposition in […]
IVC Filter Manufacturer Continued to Sell Product Despite Knowing of Risks
A medical device, the IVC filter, designed to stop blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs, has been associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of more problems in its patients. The product manufacturer, C.R. Bard, was notified of potential problems before mass distribution even began, but continued to sell them.
Kindred Healthcare Pays Federal Government $125 Million
In an agreement finalized on Tuesday, Kindred Healthcare Inc., a nursing home company located in Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle federal allegations that it gave patients unnecessary treatment in a grand scheme to overbill the federal Medicare program and increase company profits. The allegations include placing patients in the highest […]