Understaffing In Nursing Homes Leads To Elder Abuse

William Nefzger News

Nursing home neglect can happen at any time and at any nursing home, but it’s most likely to occur at facilities that are short on staff. Understaffing and unqualified staffing in nursing homes put elderly residents at risk of neglect and abuse. Nursing home regulations are put in place by the federal government to protect helpless residents from neglect and abuse, however, inadequate …

When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

William Nefzger News

If you’ve suffered an injury due to an accident, you’re faced with the decision of whether or not you should hire a personal injury lawyer. Hiring the right person to handle your legal case can be an intimidating process. Whether you’ve sustained injuries in a car accident or you’re the victim of medical malpractice, you want to ensure that your …

Thousands of Veterans File Lawsuits Over Defective Combat Earplugs

Nathan News

Minnesota industrial giant 3M, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, recently admitted to selling defective earplugs for over 10 years. Thousands of veterans and current military service members may be entitled to financial compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus caused by these defective earplugs.  3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs were one of the most popular and widely used protective earplugs …

Victim of Jeffersontown Kroger Shooting Files Class-Action Lawsuit

William Nefzger News

A customer who was shopping in the Jeffersontown Kroger during the deadly shooting of Oct. 24, 2018, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the shooter, Gregory Bush, and the supermarket chain. The customer, Denise Clark, filed the lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the attack, which took the lives of 67-year-old Vickie Lee …

Filing An Insurance Claim After An Auto Accident

William Nefzger News

Once you’ve been involved in a car crash, the insurance coverage on both your vehicle and the other vehicle(s) involved in the collision may be implicated. This means that you most likely will be making insurance claims. Those claims typically relate to the damage to your vehicle (property damage) and injuries to you (bodily injury). It now becomes important to …

Who Fixes Your Car After a Wreck?

Brian News

If you’ve been in a car wreck that was not your fault, “Who is going to fix my car?” is likely the first question to cross your mind. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may not be able to use your car anymore. What do you do when your car is your primary mode of transportation? The first …

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping, Causes Multiple Deaths in the U.S.

Nathan News

An outbreak of vaping-related illnesses have been associated with multiple deaths in the U.S. According to the CDC, there are at least 805 probable cases of vaping-related lung injury reported from 46 states. 12 deaths have been confirmed in 10 states. Of those patients, about 77% reported using THC-containing e-cig products, with or without nicotine, and 16% reported exclusive use of …

Monsanto parent Bayer settlement over Roundup claims still in negotiation

John Bahe News

Rumors have circulated since early August of this year that Monsanto parent company, Bayer, may have made overtures of an $8 billion deal to settle about 18,000 claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. However, the rumors have been negated by the special mediator, Ken Feinberg, who called the report “pure fiction.” “Bayer has not proposed paying $8 billion to …

New Ruling Grants Victims of Mass Shootings the Right to Sue Government for Negligence

William Nefzger News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled last week that victims of mass shootings can maintain lawsuits against the federal government for its negligence in allowing a shooter to purchase a gun. In their lawsuit, the victims of the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting allege that had a background check required …

Proposed Revisions to Drive-Time Rules Could Increase Risk of Highway Accidents

Nathan News

The U.S. government has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. The proposed revisions have been long sought by the trucking industry, however, safety advocates warn these new regulations could lead to more highway accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the Transportation Department, …