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The Issue of Privacy in Civil Cases and Why It Matters

Published on May 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm in Law and Information.

The Issue of Privacy in Civil Cases and Why It Matters

During personal injury cases and other civil matters, the issue of privacy plays an integral role. When a claim is filed, depending on the nature of the case, it may be subject to media attention and garner coverage from local news channels and newspapers. This can cause the plaintiff and their loved ones to receive potentially unwanted attention from strangers. Whether that attention is perceived as good or bad depends on a few factors.

In some cases, media attention can help a grieving or suffering family find solace for circumstances that were not their fault. In other cases, media attention can help drive attention towards a law or policy that needs to be changed or a company or corporation that may potentially harm other victims if action is not taken. During claims like these, it can be beneficial for media to share the details of a lawsuit as well as the victim’s or plaintiff’s identity.

Louisville Restaurant Review: Verbena Café

Published on May 19, 2017 at 10:09 am in Consuming Louisville.

Verbena Cafe LouisvilleFor our first review of Louisville’s best restaurants and eateries, we’re talking about a charming hidden nook of a restaurant called Verbena Café. One of our law office’s staff members had the chance to review Verbena Café during lunch hour recently. Here’s her review:

Today I went to Verbena Café for lunch, located close to my home in Norton Commons. Verbena is a breakfast and lunch café few have heard of. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem with an extensive menu featuring both breakfast and lunch options.

The light-yellow walls in the dining area of the restaurant provide a bright atmosphere, well complemented with wooden booths. Overall, the charming restaurant exudes an atmosphere of sunniness and coziness wrapped up in one.

Thomas Law Offices Representing Bouma Family for 2016 Combs-Hehl Bridge Crash

Published on May 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm in Press Release.

LOUISVILLE, KY, May 11, 2017 — Thomas Law Offices is representing the Bouma family of Michigan in a wrongful death claim against Travis Harmon of Ohio, a commercial truck driver who slammed into David Bouma’s vehicle on March 15, 2016 on the Combs-Hehl bridge in Ohio. The force of the collision sent Bouma’s Pontiac Grand Prix hurtling into the Ohio River below. The car remained submerged for almost two weeks before crews could pull it out of the water and identify David Bouma’s body.

The accident happened on Interstate 275 East on the Combs-Hehl Bridge. Travis Harmon was driving a tractor-trailer operating as a tow truck. Harmon was traveling in the highway’s center lane attempting to avoid two different collisions. While braking, he hit a car which disabled his semi’s steering capability. The police investigative report stated that he no longer had “any control of his vehicle.” Seconds later, the tractor-trailer rear-ended David Bouma’s vehicle and sent it flying over the bridge.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

Published on May 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is an emotional and overwhelming decision.  The idea of entrusting the care of someone you love to complete strangers is uncomfortable and unsettling.  Choosing the facility that is the right fit for your family involves a fair amount of preparation and research.  But finding a facility that meets your loved one’s care needs will make the transition more comfortable for everyone.  Here are a few questions to ask when evaluating a potential nursing home for your loved one:

Can a Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Cause Surgical Complications?

Published on May 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm in Product Liability.

When a patient undergoes lung or heart transplant surgery, it’s crucial that the operation occurs in a 100% sterile environment. Even a single trace of bacteria may cause a patient to develop a life-threatening infection. Transplant surgery patients are at an immunocompromised (weakened) state during surgery and they’re in an exposed condition for a long period of time. Surgeons and surgical assistants take every precaution necessary.

Everything from the equipment used to the members of the surgical team must remain sterile throughout an entire transplant surgery. This includes any devices that are responsible for providing oxygen to the patient, circulating water through equipment, or regulating a patient’s body temperature. Most devices are tested thoroughly by the manufacturers and are guaranteed to be sterile.