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Jewish and U of L Louisville Hospitals Receive Low Safety Scores

Published on Nov 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Two hospitals in the Louisville area have received low scores from a nonprofit that grades hospital safety ratings. Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital, or U of L Hospital, both received D grades from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Both hospitals weren’t able to raise their scores this year, having maintained the D grade from 2016. This is unfortunate, because the medical care centers are trying to make their facility safer for their patients.

Before looking into the hospitals, let’s get a better understanding of Leapfrog and what they look into.

Bill Released to End Forced Arbitration in U.S. Workplaces

Published on Nov 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm in Law and Information.

On October 30, 2018, in Washington D.C., the Restoring Justice for Workers Act was introduced to overrule the 2018 Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis.

In May 2018, Epic Systems v. Lewis allowed employers to use forced arbitration clauses to prevent workers from accessing their legal rights. These clauses are typically buried in fine print. Employers could collectively force their employees to waive their rights to pursue work-related claims.

Arbitration is an alternative to filing a lawsuit that is designed to streamline legal issues in a cost-conscious manner. In almost any arbitration, the complaining party will send the opposing party a notice of their intent to arbitrate a dispute. There is generally a period for response, following by a selection of arbitrators, and the actual hearing.

Some Facts About Car Accident Injury Recovery Time

Published on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm in Auto Accident.

Car accidents can result in serious injuries, even if the accident wasn’t a high speed crash. The sudden impact of a minor crash can be enough to cause a painful injury. When this happens, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to heal because your injuries may prevent you from working or performing daily activities. You may also be concerned about the medical costs of the accident. To get fair compensation for the accident, you need a Cincinnati car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices. We’ll do everything to show how the negligent party hurt you and recover the damages you need to move on.

If you have any questions about your case, get in touch with us today and schedule a free consultation.

2017’s U.S. Truck Casualties Saw a 16% Increase, But Why?

Published on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm in Trucking Accident.

On October 3, 2018, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that roadway fatalities were down two percent in 2017; however, that did not indicate an across-the-board trend because the casualties resulting from truck accident went up significantly.

DOT released the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) numbers but cautioned against thinking the decline pointed to a continuing pattern. This is because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported large truck occupant fatalities jumped 16 percent from 2016 to 2017 – from 725 to 841 deaths. Approximately 40 percent of those occupants were not wearing seatbelts, despite continued education efforts.

Who’s Liable for the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?

Published on Oct 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid epidemic has hurt many people in the U.S. Opioid drugs are highly addictive and many people developed an addiction that lasted past their prescriptions. People may have turned to other forms of drugs to deal with the addiction, where they run the risk of overdosing. Opioids are strong painkillers, which is why so many were prescribed.

Dangerous drugs have been putting the lives of U.S. citizens at risk for years. When people are prescribed opioids, they may not fully understand the risks or they may already have pre-existing conditions that have adverse reactions to the drugs. This can make people extremely sick and develop more health issues. Consider the following opioid statistics:

  • About 21-29 percent of patients misuse the opioids.
  • 19,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids in 2015.
  • The opioid death rate is higher than motor vehicle accident fatalities.