Victims of medical malpractice, DUI related car accidents, and other forms of personal injury can contact The Lohman Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky for legal counsel.

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Legal News - Medical Malpractice, DUI Related Car Accidents, and More

Medical Malpractice - Pharmacist Errors

Medical malpractice, in the form of errors made by pharmacists, is a serious problem. No one really knows how many patients receive incorrectly dispensed prescriptions annually. However, what is known is that:

  • In 2002, researchers found medication errors in one in five doses administered in 36 health-care facilities in two states.
  • The Institute of Medicine reports that hospitals alone are responsible for medication errors that cost more than $2 billion annually.
  • More than 7,000 patients died from medication mistakes in 1993, up from just under 3,000 deaths in 1983, according to a university study.

If you feel you or someone you know has been a victim of a pharmacist error, contact The Lohman Law Offices in Louisville, Kentucky to speak with our medical malpractice attorneys today.

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Credit Report Errors

After information appears in a credit report, it can be difficult to change–even if it's incorrect. A study of more than 100 credit reports found that nearly a third contained serious errors that could have jeopardized getting a car loan, mortgage, or employment.

Litigation has increased over the past several years, and a fairly recent case shows how consumers can fight for their rights. An Oregon woman continually asked Trans Union to remove inaccuracies from her credit report for six years. She sued the agency after she was unfairly denied a mortgage. Her attorney won her the largest-ever award under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; her reward included compensatory and punitive damages.

Anyone facing serious credit-reporting problems should obtain legal counsel. Contact us today.

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Car Accidents and DUI

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 2000 there were 17,380 alcohol-related deaths among the 41,945 total traffic fatalities. In 2001, there were 17,448 alcohol-related deaths among the 42,116 total traffic fatalities. The ratio stayed at 41 percent, but 68 more people died in 2001.

As the nation's most frequently committed violent crime, DUI takes its toll on the young. Among all children ages 0-14 killed in fatal DUI accidents in 2000, nearly half–223–were passengers in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking.

Those who have been involved in car accidents in which another driver was DUI should seek legal counsel. A woman already suffering from a brain injury was struck from behind by a driver who allegedly refused to take a sobriety test, had balance problems, and smelled of alcohol. The jury that heard the case gave the victim an award plus punitive damages.

Victims of DUI related car accidents please contact our firm in Louisville, Kentucky for legal representation.

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Asbestos Update

Even though manufacturers knew the deadly dangers of asbestos products 70 years ago, they concealed health hazards from workers and the public. In the 1970s, asbestos use became limited, but was not totally banned, because the asbestos industry successfully lobbied against the prohibition of its use. But corporations continue to wage legal and public relations battles to avoid accepting responsibility. Here are some recent developments:

Asbestos Industry Seeks Protection

The asbestos industry and its allies are spending millions of dollars trying to win a bailout from the U.S. Congress. They want to deny most victims of asbestos poisoning the right to even go to court. The industry claims these victims, who are sick but not yet dying, are "unimpaired" and should lose their legal rights.

Unreasonable Danger

A 66-year-old construction plumber who was exposed to asbestos between 1950 and 1970 is now suffering pleural malignant mesothelioma and undergoing chemotherapy. His lawyers negotiated a post-verdict settlement following a jury award by demonstrating that the asbestos products with which he came into contact were unreasonably dangerous, and that product manufacturers and distributors failed to warn of their danger.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured by asbestos, contact us today. The law limits the time anyone has to act. We may be able to help not only with Workers' Compensation and actions against responsible parties, but also with compensation for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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