Nursing Home Residents “Top 10” Bill of Rights

Many residents of nursing homes and their loved ones are unaware of the various federal regulations governing the treatment of patients/residents in nursing homes. These regulations were implemented to ensure that nursing homes provide a minimum standard of care for its patients/residents. Residents of nursing homes and their loved ones should familiarize themselves with these [...]

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Shelton Law Group Investigating Defective Bio-Met Knee Prosthesis Injury Claim

The Shelton Law Group is currently investigating a claim that could result in the first known product liability lawsuit being filed against Bio-Met, the manufacturer of a knee/cartilage replacement prosthesis. The patient/client in question had a Bio-Met manufactured knee joint prosthesis put in both of his knees approximately seven years ago. Approximately two years ago, [...]

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Forever 21 – Employees file class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against retailer Forever 21 by employees who claim that the company routinely failed to pay them for time worked. In the lawsuit filed in San Francisco, California, five employees alleged that the Los Angeles-based clothing maker routinely made them work through meal breaks and kept them in the stores [...]

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Shelton Law Group Prevails in Bullitt County, Kentucky Electrocution Injury Trial

J. Robert Shelton of the Shelton Law Group representing Savena and Christina Ash, recently prevailed in a Bullitt County, Kentucky jury trial concerning electrocution injuries the Ashes received on the land of the Defendants in July 2010. Both of the Ashes received electrocution injuries when they came into contact with a wire fence surrounding a [...]

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The Shelton Law Group Prevails in Extending the Statute of Limitations for Filing Claims Against State Employees for Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Kentucky Court of Appeals, sitting en banc (i.e. the entire Kentucky Court of Appeals) recently issued an opinion increasing the statute of limitations in Kentucky from one (1) to two (2) years for filing personal injury lawsuits against state employees for injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. J. Robert Shelton of the Shelton [...]

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Defective Product Recall: Steelcase Desk Chairs

Steelcase, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled its Amia desk chairs. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. The chairs were recalled because the pivot pins installed in the control mechanism under the chair seat can fall out, posing a hazard to the user. This [...]

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SLG Obtains $123,000 Motor Vehicle Accident Board of Claims Settlement

The Shelton Law Group recently settled a claim it brought in the Kentucky Board of Claims for an Estill County man who was severely injured when he lost control of his motor vehicle after driving into a sunken pavement on a state road in Estill County. Shelton Law Group filed a claim with the Kentucky [...]

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Know the Facts about Asbestos Related Cancers!

Most people associate Mesothelioma as an asbestos related cancer, but did you know there are a number of other cancers that are associated with asbestos? Below is a list from Asbestos.com and The Mesothelioma Center of asbestos related cancers and cancers that carry an increased risk: Lung Cancer The National Cancer Institute first confirmed that [...]

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Medical Malpractice – Injuries at Birth

Medical malpractice can be responsible for injuries at birth. These injuries can lead to various types of paralysis or death. Improper delivery methods can cause damage to nerves in the spinal cord, arms, or legs. Lack of prompt action by an obstetrician during a difficult birthing situation could lead to a lack of oxygen to [...]

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Kentucky law prohibits employers from requiring their bartenders and servers to pool their tips

Involuntary/mandatory tip pooling is illegal in Kentucky. Kentucky Revised Statute 337.065 makes it unlawful for an employer in Kentucky to require remittance of a gratuity. A "gratuity” is defined as any voluntary monetary contribution received by an employee from a guest, patron or customer for services rendered by that employee. The statute specifically prohibits an [...]

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