Kentucky Nursing Home Residents Deserve More Than a New Inspector General

Key Points of This Article: Kentucky’s Governor has placed an executive from a low-rated nursing home chain, Signature HealthCARE, to oversee nursing home inspections on behalf of federal agencies. More than half of Kentucky’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities are rated as “much below average” or “below average” by the U.S. Centers for Medicare [...]

By |2020-03-26T16:58:20+00:00March 27th, 2020|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Firm Update Regarding Coronavirus

At the law firm of Rhoads and Rhoads, we recognize that we are living in challenging times. While we all have concerns about our families, health, employment, and more -  I want to reassure you that Rhoads and Rhoads is still accommodating our clients through phone call meetings. If you have been injured in an accident, [...]

Understaffing Adds to Coronavirus Risk for Kentucky’s Long-Term Care Residents

Key Points of This Article: There are nearly 24,000 residents in nursing home facilities across the Bluegrass state, dependent on their daily care needs to be met by others. Infection control has been a problem at nursing homes across Kentucky, making residents vulnerable to serious harm as coronavirus spreads. As of Tuesday, March 10, eight [...]

By |2020-03-26T16:57:32+00:00March 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Rejected?

Key Points of This Article: Long-term disability insurance pays a portion of your income if you’re disabled through illness or injury, or an accident, and find yourself out of work for an extended time. This type of plan is not workers’ compensation, which is a benefit used after being injured on the job, and it’s not short-term [...]

List of Kentucky Hospitals Graded A to F

Across any 48 hours, more than 500 people will die from hospital errors, delays in diagnosis, injuries, adverse events, treatment mistakes, and infections. Nearly a third of all patients admitted to a hospital are a victim of some sort of preventable medical error related injury, and there is a 1 in 25 chance of leaving the hospital [...]

Kentucky Semi-Truck Crashes Ranked By County

There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., many of whom will work 70 hours in an 8-day work week before getting a day off. Approximately 90% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occur in rural areas or Interstate highways, similar to those found in Boone, Daviess, and Clark counties. Semi-truck haulers and [...]

Personal Injury Accident Trends To Watch For In 2020

Rhoads & Rhoads is one of the largest personal injury firms in Western Kentucky with an earned reputation for being aggressive injury attorneys who get results. Personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury and disability cases including motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, disability and more. Statistical research, [...]

Surface Coal Miners and Silica Dust Exposure

Key Points of This Article: Exposure to respirable coal mine dust can cause coal workers’ black lung disease, an irreversible illness to the lungs. A new study led by NIOSH researchers shows the occupations in the mining industry with the most significant exposure to respirable silica or quartz dust involve surface mine workers such as [...]

Determining If Your Child’s Birth Injury Could Have Been Prevented

Key Points of This Article: Many birth injuries and traumas to newborns are predictable and largely preventable, according to the March of Dimes. Obstetricians who are negligent in identifying potential issues before delivery, fail to act swiftly in an emergency, choose to administer dangerous drugs or use delivery tools when not appropriate cause most preventable birth [...]

By |2020-01-06T13:02:13+00:00January 6th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence|0 Comments

The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations

Key Points of This Article: There are more than 30,000 lost-time workplace injury reports filed in Kentucky each year, according to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. The majority of injury events are related to falls, slips and trips, overexertion and bodily reaction, and contact with equipment. Many workplace safety violations occur year-after-year despite a push for [...]