Recent Blog Posts
Unless you have an advanced medical degree, you’re at the mercy of your doctor to accurately assess your symptoms and recommend a course of action. However, sometimes doctors fail to competently perform this task. Late or missed diagnosis can permanently affect your health, or even prevent you from treating what could have been a… Read More »
Lexington personal injury attorney Stephen N. O’Brien discusses a $72 million jury award to woman who got ovarian cancer from talcum powder use.
Lexington personal injury attorneys at Stephen M. O’Brien discuss report showing a rise in claims for nursing medical malpractice.
Federal Rules Change to Mandate Electronic Logging Devices in Trucks, as Accident Highlights Need for the Change
Lexington personal injury attorney Stephen M. O’Brien discusses recent bus crash & new electronic log rules to reduce driver fatigue & truck accidents.
If you’ve been in a rear-end crash, you know how painful it can be to wake up the next morning and feel the effects of the crash on your back and neck. While some crashes can cause long-term pain, others might leave you feeling fine in a matter of days or weeks. One team… Read More »
A proposed addendum to a federal highway bill would increase the weight limit for large trucks operating on federal highways. While the current limit is 80,000 lbs., the change in federal regulation would permit states to set a maximum weight limit of 91,000 lbs., but only if the operators of the truck install a… Read More »
The Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) released a sweeping report in late September on the enormous problem of wrong or delayed diagnoses in American healthcare, finding that such failures to diagnose are so prevalent that it concluded “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences,” and indicating… Read More »
Several outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease across the country, including in several nursing homes, are a reminder of the vulnerability of our elderly citizens and highlight the need for nursing homes to provide proper care and safety for their residents. Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia that can be spread through fountains,… Read More »
A drug created for cancer patients suffering from nausea, but prescribed frequently to pregnant women suffering from morning sickness, has become the target of a number of lawsuits nationwide. Ondansetron, known under the brand name Zofran, is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and has been blamed by many families for the tragic birth defects suffered… Read More »
No pregnant woman wants to learn that something is wrong with the baby she is carrying. For some women, the baby seems fine and healthy until labor and delivery. The women who learn their baby was harmed during the labor and delivery process might have the option to seek compensation if the injury was… Read More »