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April 2014 Archives

Pier 1 recalls lanterns that pose serious fire hazard to buyers

While accidents often occur when using potentially dangerous products in Kentucky and other states, the duty of the product’s manufacturer is to provide proper safety precautions to consumers. If a defect or unsafe part is discovered, the company is expected to issue a recall. Recently, around 11,000 lanterns produced by Pier 1 Imports were recalled throughout the United States and Canada because they presented a serious fire hazard to consumers. 

Drivers at risk of being pinned in trucking accidents

Motorists who get into an accident with a commercial sized truck generally suffer catastrophic injuries because smaller vehicles can get crushed underneath a truck. In recent years, safety precautions have been improved and have limited the chances of a driver of a car being trapped underneath the rear of a semi-truck in an accident. However, there is still a very real risk of a partial pinning known as “under-ride.”

General Motors cars recalled due to defective ignition switch

Imagine you are driving your brand new car down the street to your home in Kentucky. Without warning, the ignition switch flips to off, the result of a defective car switch. With the ignition switch turned off, critical systems, including your power steering and brakes, are also turned off and it can be impossible to maintain control of the vehicle. This is what happened to many people who purchased General Motors vehicles that had defective ignition switches. These defective auto parts have resulted in several accidents and at least 13 deaths.

Medical malpractice lawsuit decided in amount of $10.6 million

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Kentucky and one of its surgical doctors was returned from a unanimous jury, ordering reparations be paid in the amount of approximately $10.6 million.

Medical malpractice case proceeding for grieving family

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a loved one's passing, death usually brings a sense of closure to those left behind. However, one woman's family is still searching for that sense of closure as they head to court to battle the hospital allegedly responsible for their loved one's death.

Kentucky hospital stent investigation may be settled with DOJ

After over 500 civil lawsuits were filed against King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky earlier this year for unnecessarily implanting stents, the hospital is now reportedly headed toward settlement with the United States Department of Justice.