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What Were the Worst Cases of Corporate Misconduct in 2017?

Published on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm in Personal Injury.

2017 was an unparalleled year for news regarding corporations that committed fraud, allowed employees to take part in sexual misconduct, or took part in financial scandals and cover-ups that wronged workers and/or customers. We’ve all heard the news stories and consequently had our lives affected by the Equifax scandal, the Takata airbags debacle, the misconduct Wells Fargo took part in, and the flood of sexual harassment allegations that are currently sweeping through the news and entertainment industries.

When corporations put profit margins before the safety and welfare of employees and customers, injustice occurs. These are the instances when lawsuits do the most good and can ensure corporations put an end to wrongful decisions and behaviors. Oftentimes, corporations conduct themselves poorly for one fact and one fact only– They think they can get away with it. Lawsuits help make sure they can’t get away with misconduct and treat employees and customers alike fairly and equally.

Study Finds Concurrent Hip Surgeries Place Patients at Risk

Published on Dec 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm in Medical Malpractice.

There’s currently a debate in the medical industry regarding the safety of concurrent surgeries—multiple surgical procedures that are performed at the same time in separate operating rooms with one main, overseeing surgeon that travels back and forth between the different patients as it’s safe to do so. For years, doctors and hospitals have argued that concurrent surgeries, often referred to as double-booked surgeries, are safe. Now a new major hip operation study is suggesting differently.

The study looked at over 90,0000 orthopedic hip surgeries at 75 hospitals in Ontario, Canada. It was discovered that the longer the duration of overlap between surgeries, the more likely patients were to suffer from complications within a year after the procedure. These complications included infections and the need for a second surgery.

Researchers found that the complication rate for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery or surgery for hip fractures rose 80-90% if a surgeon was overseeing two operations for as little as 30 minutes. To be exact, the risk of complications rose 7% for every 10 minutes of overlap. Most hip surgeries overlapped for 30 to 60 minutes, the researchers found, but many overlapped for periods as long as 3 hours.

Safe Riding Tips for Kentucky Motorcyclists

Published on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm in Motorcycle Accident.

It’s no secret that motorcycles are fun to drive.  But they are also much more dangerous than a car.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car, and nearly half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes.

The key to enjoying a lifetime of riding your motorcycle is to be aware of the dangers you should avoid and to take every safety precaution you can.  Motorcyclists in Kentucky can stay safe using these tips for safe riding:

Never drink and ride.  According to the IIHS, 42 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes involved alcohol.  Alcohol reduces your reaction time, blurs vision, and impairs your judgment and decision making skills, all of which are key factors in staying safe on a motorcycle.

Tad’s Favorite Weekend Getaway: Mercato Italiano

Published on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm in Consuming Louisville.

You’ve put in a full week of work and now it’s finally Friday evening. You have a whole free weekend to do whatever you want in front of you and it’s time to celebrate.

Louisville is no stranger to good cuisine, but no other restaurant does it quite like Mercato Italiano. They bring all the There’s no better place to kick off the weekend.

If the shelved wall of wine doesn’t signal to you that you can indulge here, then maybe the beautiful wood U-shaped bar will. There’s plenty of natural lighting and the red chairs and lamps accent the white walls. The restaurant emits an urban industrial vibe with a warehouse-like ceiling, with soft lights attached to the pipes. Don’t want to sit inside? That’s perfectly fine here. Enjoy the weather in their beautiful outdoor dining area.

A Basic Guide to Dog Bite Laws in Kentucky

Published on Nov 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm in Dog Bite.

Dog bites can be scary and severe. In 2016, there were 31 U.S. fatalities from dog bites. Over $600 million of homeowners insurance liability claim dollars went to dog bites or dog-related injuries.

When a sudden attack happens, you will most likely need medical treatment. If bills start to pile up, you’ll probably think about suing for damages so you don’t have to take financial responsibility for the bite.

But these situations can also have added stress if you know the dog’s owner. While you might need to file a lawsuit so you can get compensation, you might worry about damaging your relationship with the dog owner. While this can potentially lead to awkward situations, you must take care of yourself.