Kentucky Injury Lawyers

THOMAS LAW OFFICES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION AND NAMING OF TWO PARTNERS

Published on Jul 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm in Press Release.

[LOUISVILLE, KY, July 30, 2018] Thomas Law Offices is proud to announce its expansion with the opening of a new office in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The firm’s Cincinnati office is expected to open on September 1, 2018 and will be located at 250 East Fifth Street, Suite 440, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

“We are hoping this is the first of many growth opportunities for the firm as we continue to explore additional markets and practice areas,” said Tad Thomas, founder of the firm.

The firm has also announced that two of its attorneys, Lindsy Lopez and Lindsay Cordes, have been named partner.  Lopez has been with the firm since 2013 and practices primarily in the area of personal injury litigation with a focus on motor vehicle collisions and premises liability.  Cordes, who is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, has been with the firm since 2014 and focuses her practice on products liability, nursing home neglect and abuse and Title IX. Cordes has also been named Partner-in-Charge of the Louisville office.

In addressing the promotions, Thomas said, “Lindsy and Lindsay have been incredible assets to the firm over these last several years and have been here through thick and thin. I hope we are fortunate to have them both for many years to come.”

Thomas Law Offices is also pleased to announce the addition of attorney, Louis C. Schneider, who will manage the firm’s Cincinnati office.  Schneider, who practices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, will supervise the firm’s Ohio personal injury cases but will also expand the firm’s representation of medium and small businesses.  Schneider has experience handling not only personal injury litigation from both the plaintiff and defense sides, but also has extensive experience in business litigation, contract disputes, employment discrimination and trademark claims.

Thomas Law Offices is a Kentucky-based law firm that represents individuals across the country.  The firm primarily represents individuals injured as the result of motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice and defective products, including medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The firm also frequently represents small and medium businesses in litigation and other business matters.

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Contact:  Tad Thomas, Thomas Law Offices

Phone:  502-473-6540

Email:  media@thomaslawoffices.com

 

 

USC Under Investigation for Title IX Violations in Handling Claims of Sexual Assault

Published on Jul 25, 2018 at 11:59 am in Title IX.

The University of Southern California is under an investigation from the United States Education Department for failing to act on student complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist was sexually harassing his patients during their pelvic examinations.

The federal agency will examine why complaints against Dr. George Tyndall were not investigated by the university in accordance with civil rights and Title IX federal regulations.  Tyndall, who has denied any wrongdoing in interviews with the Los Angeles Times, is accused of abusing patients at the school from 1990 to 2016.

Additionally, the Los Angeles Police Department has launched a criminal investigation against Tyndall, based on 52 sexual assault complaints filed by students during the 26-year period.

What Should I Do at the Scene of a Bus Accident?

Published on Jul 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm in Bus Accident.

30 years ago, in Carroll County, Kentucky, 27 of 67 bus passengers, most of them being children and teenagers, perished in one of the country’s deadliest bus accidents when a drunk driver collided with a church activity bus. Because of this accident, Kentucky imposed several laws in an attempt to avoid future disasters; however, accidents still happen.

According to a study does by Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, 63,000 buses are involved in accidents each year. Of those accidents, 14,000 people are injured, and 325 fatalities occur. Whether you are a passenger or a witness, a bus accident can be a terrifying scene. It’s important to know what to do, how to help other victims, and how to seek justice for what you’ve been through.

MGM Resorts International Denies Liability for October Shooting

Published on Jul 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm in News.

Last October, a mass shooting took place at a concert in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, the shooter, killed 58 people and injured more than 850. MGM Resorts International owns the property where the shooting happened: Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue. Several lawsuits were filed against the company after the shooting stating that MGM Resorts could have and should have done more to protect its victims from the assault.

Now, MGM Resorts International has responded by filing a lawsuit claiming that the company isn’t liable for the injuries and deaths that occurred. “No MGM Party attempted to commit, knowingly participated in, aided, abetted, committed, or participated in any conspiracy to commit any act of terrorism,” the lawsuit states. MGM maintains that they followed all the necessary safety precautions for the event. It was approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Larry Nassar’s Sex Abuse of Gymnasts Went on for Decades Despite Title IX’s Protections

Published on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:54 am in Title IX.

In the recent, highly publicized sexual assault case that stunned the nation, former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar was found guilty of abusing dozens of young female athletes and sentenced to 175 years in prison. This, however, was not the first time Nassar was formally accused of sexual assault. In 2014, a Title IX investigation against Nassar at Michigan State University found “no evidence of misconduct,” allowing Nassar to continue working for the school and subjecting young women to inappropriate sexual behavior disguised as proper medical treatment.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools and requires universities to investigate all cases of student sexual assault and harassment. In her Title IX case, former MSU student Amanda Thomashow described Nassar massaging her breasts and vaginal area during medical examinations. The accusation was handled by Kristine Moore, the university’s Title IX coordinator and full time employee. Moore is now MSU’s Assistant General Counsel and is responsible for protecting the school from legal liability.