May 2013

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My brother was a construction worker in Louisville back in the 1980s, and he has just been diagnosed with advanced mesothelioma. I understand that there is very little chance that he will live for even 5 more years. Should my sister-in-law file a lawsuit?

She should speak with an attorney right away. According to The Mesothelioma Center, states place a rather short time limit on how long after diagnosis a claim may be filed. Most attorneys offer a free consultation and work on a contingency basis, meaning that they…

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Mesothelioma in Kentucky: A Monstrous Memento From Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos has been used in the United States as an insulation material since the mid- to late 19th century. Although asbestos manufacture was banned in 1978, the significant dangers of the material had been noted for about 60 years. Even after the ban, asbestos was…

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Should Hospitals Test Doctors for Drugs and Alcohol?

Two Johns Hopkins doctors and patient safety experts recently published an online comment on the Journal of the American Medical Association website that has people talking. In that comment, the experts allegedly suggested that hospitals could improve patient safety by randomly testing doctors for the…

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Considering Conventional Treatments for Mesothelioma in Kentucky

You’ve just been diagnosed with mesothelioma; now what? About 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Because it is a relatively rare disease, sufficient research does not exist on which type of treatment gleans the best results in each stage…

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Moped Driver Dies in Louisville Accident Collision

A two-vehicle Louisville collision took the life of a 23-year-old man last month. It was reported that the crash occurred on Friday May 10, 2013 at or near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Louisville. According to Louisville police, 23-year-old Clay Mauldin…

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My father is in a nursing home. One of his caretakers seems overly harsh to him whenever we visit, but my father always defends the caretaker’s actions. Could this be elder abuse?

Yes. Many forms of elder abuse in nursing homes in Kentucky do not involve physical contact but can still be extremely damaging to the resident. Victims may suffer isolation or emotional abuse without any bodily symptoms—and the daily dependence on their abuser may make them too…

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