Legal News

Home/Legal News

Looking for news and information about Kentucky law? Rhoads and Rhoads has all the latest Kentucky legal news you need to know about.

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 [...]

What Kentucky Coal Miners Should Know About Black Lung Disease

Synopsis Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly referred to as black lung disease, is an illness caused by inhaling respirable coal mine dust such as silica. Monthly benefits are available to coal miners disabled by black lung disease and financial support is also awarded to survivors and family members. The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is now at risk of being able [...]

Tens of Thousands of Women Harmed By Essure Birth Control

Essure Exits Market After 30K Women Report Injuries Essure, a nonsurgical sterilization birth control implant made by Bayer, is finally leaving the market after years of accumulating blame for causing more than 30,000 injuries to women. These consumers have reported health issues and severe injuries such as chronic pain, serious allergic reactions, excessive bleeding, pregnancy [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:02:00+00:00August 16th, 2018|Kentucky News, Legal News, Product Liability|0 Comments

Kentucky Coal Miners & Other Black Lung Victims May Lose Benefits

Kentucky Coal Miners at Risk of Losing Black Lung Benefits The U.S. Government’s Black Lung Disability Trust Fund currently pays medical bills to more than 14,000 coal miners too sick to work when there’s no liable coal company or insurer who can be held responsible. When approved for use, the fund specifically helps those suffering [...]

Kentucky Coal Workers Will Have Harder Time Getting Workers’ Comp Benefits

Black Lung Benefits Take a Hit from State Workers’ Compensation Measure Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung disease, is a complicated fatal disease that has been responsible for the deaths of about 78,000 coal miners since the late 1960s. A new tweak to a Kentucky law has caused an uproar with coal [...]

Kentucky Coal Mine Falsified Safety-Inspection Record

Workers Who Fail to Perform Safety Checks Put Others at Risk A report of has surfaced stating that a Kentucky coal mine supervisor has been sentenced for violating the Mine Safety and Health Act for falsifying a safety-inspection record. The worker was chief of maintenance and responsible for making a weekly inspection report of heavy [...]

By |2020-02-06T17:15:52+00:00November 28th, 2017|Coal Mining, Kentucky News, Legal News|0 Comments

37 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled After Numerous Reports of Injuries & Property Damage

37 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled After Failure To Discharge On November 2, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of about 37.8 million plastic handled fire extinguishers made by Kidde. The recall claims the fire extinguishers, “can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can [...]

By |2017-11-13T02:39:26+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Legal News, Personal Injury, Product Liability|0 Comments

New Compliance Initiative Results from Rise in Coal Miner Deaths

Rise in Coal Miner Injuries and Fatalities Contribute to Department of Labor Compliance Initiative Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration launched a compliance assistance initiative to address the number of increased injuries and fatalities among less experienced coal miners. The prompt came after MSHA reviewed data from October 2015 through [...]

By |2021-11-17T07:45:15+00:00September 13th, 2017|Coal Mining, Legal News, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

iPhone Developer Sued for Causing Negligent Driving

Apple Lawsuit Reminds Us Distracted Driving has Deadly Consequences A lawsuit was recently filed by the parents of a 5-year-old girl who was killed after a driver using FaceTime crashed into her family SUV. The lawsuit against Apple Inc., alleges that the iPhone maker failed to implement a ‘lock-out’ feature that could have prevented the [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:35:57+00:00March 14th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Legal News|0 Comments