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Rhoads & Rhoads Lawyers Win Several Local Owensboro Awards

Synopsis Rhoads & Rhoads has been chosen as the No. 1 Best Legal Service in Owensboro by the Messenger-Inquirer’s 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Two additional awards were given for the firm’s community engagement efforts and also for serving as an excellent place to work. The team of lawyers has been fully engaged with life [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:54:29+00:00June 25th, 2019|Firm News, Kentucky News|0 Comments

Back Pain and Social Security Disability in Kentucky

Synopsis Serious back injuries can trigger spine-related pain and suffering that persists for a life-time. Back surgery and other treatments can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on procedural complications or the surprise onset of other related conditions. If an injured person has reached a certain working status through the Social Security Administration, there [...]

An Overview of Heat-Related Dangers for Outdoor Kentucky Workers

Synopsis From 1992 through 2017, heat killed 815 workers nationally and injured another 66,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. High temperatures and extreme hot weather can trigger dangerous conditions for workers in outdoor operations, making them sick from exposure and puts them at risk of falling, or mishandling machinery and tools. The U.S. [...]

What You Should Know About Kentucky Uber and Lyft Car Accidents

Synopsis For the last decade, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, have changed the transportation landscape in Kentucky. While young adults are the most likely age group to use ride-sharing services, adult commuters, and those living in urban communities with higher incomes also serve as a large group of customers. Ride-share driver choices can [...]

Kentucky Among Worst Nursing Home Ratings in the Country

Synopsis There are nearly 24,000 residents in certified nursing facilities across Kentucky, 12,500 who rely on U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked “below average” homes. The elderly is too often left ignored and suffering at the hands of abusive staff and neglectful facilities as the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages and [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:46:38+00:00May 14th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Tips|0 Comments

Tips for Both Motorists and Bike Riders to Keep Each Other Safe

Synopsis 2018 reports by the Governors Highway Safety Association show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of bike accidents which result in rider fatalities is on the rise. The most common collision between a passenger vehicle and bicycle typically occurs when a car is exiting a [...]

FDA Pulls Pelvic Mesh Products Off the Market Amid Safety Concerns

Synopsis As of April 16, 2019, the FDA has halted the marketing and use of surgical mesh products in the U.S. stating there is no evidence the current transvaginal devices are safer than previous surgeries used to treat the same conditions. Pain, bleeding, emotional distress and serious injuries have been tied to vaginal mesh products [...]

Who is to Blame for all the Texting While Driving Accidents?

Synopsis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers who text message are the highest percentage of those involved in fatal distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving was responsible for 2,994 fatal crashes in 2017 and countless accident-related injuries which impacted not only the victims, but also families and friends. In Kentucky, the law bans texting [...]

Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know

Synopsis According to a 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine comprehensive study on medical errors, negligent lapses in patient care result in 250,000 deaths each year and remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical professionals should be held responsible for permanent injuries or fatalities made to patients through surgical errors, missed and delayed [...]

What You Should Know About Work Zone Car Crashes

Synopsis The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reports many motorists will encounter at least one work zone in their daily commute starting in April thru November, a time when an increase in work zone crashes also occurs. The most common crash between drivers in a highway work zone is a rear-end collision, making whiplash a common related [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:24:35+00:00April 11th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments