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Survey Finds that Drivers Don’t Always Practice what They Preach

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Ask almost any driver whether they think it’s a safe idea to send a text while driving or drive after they’ve been drinking, and they’ll tell you that it’s not. According to newly-released results of a survey, that doesn’t always mean that they always avoid those behaviors when they’re behind the wheel.  Read on… Read More »

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New Laws on Nursing Homes Make Patient Experience More Personalized

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Late in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began enacting dramatic changes to the regulations governing nursing home operation. These rules should provide nursing home residents with increased opportunities to customize their experience in the facility, as well as more robust safeguards against nursing home abuse. The new regulations represent the… Read More »

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Two Teens Fatally Injured in Head-On Crash

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A recent accident in Gallatin County left two people dead and two people hospitalized with serious injuries. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, but authorities believe speed was a factor in the fatal car crash. The accident occurred around 4:00 pm on the afternoon of March 4, 2017. A 20-year-old Cincinnati resident was… Read More »

“Tort Reform” Can Harm Individual Constitutional Rights

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In an article recently published in the Louisville Courier-Journal, attorney Mat Slechter urges the Kentucky legislature to consider tort reform alternatives that truly improve public health and safety while protecting the right to jury trials enshrined in our Constitution.

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Federal Government Intervenes to Reduce Distracted Driving Fatalities

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Nearly every state in the nation has laws prohibiting texting while driving, and the dangers of using a phone while behind the wheel have become common knowledge. Nevertheless, millions of drivers use their phones while driving each day, despite the resulting toll on human lives. In order to reduce this impact, the federal government… Read More »

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Group Releases List of Safest Cars for 2017

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Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety creates a list of the vehicle models it has tested and found to be the safest new vehicle models available on the market for the upcoming year. The group has recently published its list of Top Safety Picks and the even-more-elite Top Safety Picks+. IIHS’ list… Read More »

Misidentification Errors Result in Serious Injury to Patients

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Doctors in hospitals have what can at times be a monumentally difficult job just keeping track of their patients. Hospitals can be chaotic, with new patients being admitted, or patients being moved from one room to another with little warning. This sort of chaos can cause what are known as patient misidentification, or “wrong… Read More »

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Local Crash Involving an Ambulance Leaves One Dead, Six Injured

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A Louisville accident involving an ambulance and an SUV recently resulted in one person’s death and injuries to six others. The accident occurred amidst a nationwide trend of an increasing traffic accident fatality rate which has been continually rising for the past 18 months.  The local accident occurred on October 17, 2016, near the… Read More »

Proposed Federal Rule Would Limit Commercial Vehicles’ Speeds to Under 70 mph

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The two federal bodies tasked with rulemaking for commercial vehicles have published rules that would require large commercial vehicles to have a set maximum speed. Both the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have proposed rules which would require vehicles such as buses, large trucks, and… Read More »

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Company with Nursing Home Locations in Kentucky Hit with $5.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

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Life Care Centers of America, a corporation with nursing home locations all over the country including six in Kentucky, has been found responsible by a jury for causing the wrongful death of a resident. The jury awarded over $5,557,000 in damages to the family members of the woman killed as a result of the… Read More »