McCoy & Hiestand Attorneys at Law
work from home

In an effort to “flatten the curve” many people are now working from home. In addition to people having to complete their regular work duties many are also homeschooling their children in the wake of the coronavirus. With added distractions people are finding working from home to be quite difficult. Here are a few tips to increase productivity and make…

medical diagnosis malpractice

By: Sheila Hiestand Medical errors account for over 250,000 deaths per year according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.  BMJ 2016;353:i2139, MA Makaray, M. Daniel (03 May 2016).  Unfortunately, many of these deaths are caused by a delay in diagnosis of cancers.  This article will examine two separate cases…

As state budgets continue to shrink, prison costs continue to rise.  Especially in places like Kentucky where an incredibly high percentage of the population is incarcerated.  Depending on which study you read, Kentucky consistently ranks in the top ten in incarceration rates per capita.  As reported by WFPL, as of August this year, the state’s prison population sat at 24,016….

At McCoy, Hiestand & Smith we value the health and safety of everyone in our community. Sometimes regardless of how careful we are the products we buy aren’t as safe as we had hoped. Products are recalled every day and it’s important to stay up to date on those recalls in order to keep you and your loved ones safe….

defrosting winter driving

It’s important to be able to fully see out of each of your windows before beginning to drive anywhere. Leaving ice or fog on your windows can lead to additional blind spots and increasing the risk of an accident. Along with decreased visibility there’s also the possibility of snow and ice falling off your vehicle while driving and causing a…

An estimated 358,500 home fires occur every year resulting in thousands of deaths.  While all fires cannot be prevented, injury and death may be avoided by creating a fire plan. Choose an outside meeting place This should be safe distance from your home. This meeting place should be agreed upon and marked in the fire escape plan. Mailboxes and streetlights…

charity events

There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to, so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming charity events to help guide…

cardiac arrest heart attack heart failure heart disease

Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital setting, resulting in 325,000 deaths annually. Cardiac Arrest Vs. Heart Attack Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops pumping, its electrical system malfunctions causing it to stop beating properly. Heart attack is often incorrectly used to describe cardiac arrest, but they are not the…

© 2014
MCCOY, HIESTAND & SMITH, PLC
| THE DREAM TEAM
Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the client only if we win or settle your case.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US: