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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 [...]

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, [...]

2019 List of the “Worst Toys” and Dangerous Presents for Children

Key Points of This Article: Due to poor designs, faulty warnings, or deceptive marketing, one child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury. Dangerous toys can pose choking hazards, suffocation risks, head and eye injuries, and be made from toxic materials that if inhaled or ingested can cause [...]

By |2019-12-23T13:56:04+00:00December 17th, 2019|Personal Injury, Product Liability|0 Comments

Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful for Kentucky’s Nursing Home Residents

Key Points of This Article Nursing home administrators and staff members must provide appropriate care to their patients. Yet, estimates show there are more than two million cases of elder abuse each year in the United States. During the holidays, Kentucky’s nursing homes struggle to have the appropriate amount of staff to care for residents, [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:27:54+00:00December 11th, 2019|Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury|0 Comments

List of Winter’s Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Key Points of This Article Property owners, as well as state and local municipality managers, have a responsibility to prevent slick walkways and clear snow and ice from areas used by customers, tenants and the public. In premises liability cases, property owners are held responsible for financial damages due to an injury that occurred on [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:50:39+00:00November 27th, 2019|Personal Injury, Slip and Fall|0 Comments

Minimize Your Seasonal Car Accident Risk

Key Points of This Article Highway Loss Data Institute reports show that Kentucky is one of the top five states with the highest November accident claim frequencies related to collisions with deer. When a driver hits a deer, their vehicle can quickly lose control and hit a tree, or worse, swerve into oncoming traffic and [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:51:30+00:00November 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

7 Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

What You’ll Learn From Reading This Article In 2017, there were more than 30,000 lost-time workplace injury reports filed in Kentucky, many caused by falls or slips, lifting and strains. Nursing and residential care facility employees, and those working in correctional institutions, transportation and trade, natural resources and mining carry the highest workplace injury and [...]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Owensboro and Kentucky

Synopsis Of the 3,537 roadway fatalities in Kentucky from 2010 through 2014, 450 resulted from collisions at roadway intersections. The most dangerous intersection in Kentucky is in Louisville at 2nd Street and Broadway. As part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has identified several unsafe intersections across the region, [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:53:19+00:00September 20th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

What You Should Know About School Zone Driving and Crashes

Synopsis Distracted drivers remain a leading cause behind school year car, bus, and truck accidents and texting while driving has become a significant contributor to distracted driving accidents for drivers of all ages in school zones. No form of mobile phone use is safe while driving but carrying on social conversations through the use of texting, social [...]

Forklift Accidents in Kentucky

Synopsis More than 2.8 billion workers will be injured on the job each year, and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented with the proper training and work-site protection. Powered industrial trucks, commonly referred to as PITS, forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries to move heavy boxes and shipments [...]