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Nov 7, 2017

There’s a CDC Approved Shingles Vaccine on the Market

By |Nov 7, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There are few viral infections as painful as shingles – and if you had Chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk of developing shingles as an adult. While some patients may not suffer as much as others, most develop painful rashes that can take weeks to heal, and others (bout 20%) end up with [...]

Nov 1, 2017

Depression in Nurses Leads to an Increased Chance of Medical Errors

By |Nov 1, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There is a high burnout rate for nurses. Though they are, in many way, the unsung heroes of the medical profession, they are often overworked and underpaid. Their jobs are physically and emotionally demanding, and many of them shoulder the burden of having to care for their patients’ emotional needs, since they spend more time [...]

Oct 17, 2017

What Happens When You Report Nursing Home Abuse in Kentucky?

By |Oct 17, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Elder abuse and neglect is a crime, but it is one that too often goes unreported because it occurs in places hidden from public view. As much as they would love to be able to visit more often, the loved ones of nursing home residents are often away for days or weeks at a time, [...]

Oct 12, 2017

Common Questions About Medical Mistakes that Cause Injuries

By |Oct 12, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Whether your doctor failed to diagnose a deadly disease like cancer, they operated on the wrong part of your body, or if your newborn was injured in a botched delivery, medical malpractice takes many forms. Those who have been injured by their doctor or in a health care setting may have a lot of questions [...]

Oct 5, 2017

Opioid Pain Medication Theft in Kentucky Nursing Homes

By |Oct 5, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

One of the hidden aspects of the opioid epidemic is drug diversion, and this crime is showing up in nursing homes in Kentucky and throughout the United States. Drug diversion is defined as the unlawful channeling of regulated pharmaceuticals from legal sources to the illicit marketplace, which includes transferring drugs to people they were not [...]

Sep 27, 2017

A Controversy is Brewing Over Ohio Health Care Workers’ Requirement to Get the Flu Vaccine to Keep Their Jobs

By |Sep 27, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

On one side of the issue, there is conservative lawmaker, Christina Hagan, R-Alliance, who is supporting legislation that is making its way through the legislature that would eliminate flu vaccine requirements for hospital workers because she wants to "empower Ohioans" to refuse the flu vaccine without the threat of losing their jobs. Hagen, in a [...]

Sep 20, 2017

The Potential Dangers of Keyhole Surgery

By |Sep 20, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Keyhole surgeries are minimally invasive procedures in which small incisions are used to facilitate various surgical procedures. While they are meant to involve less pain and hospitalization, these surgeries still have risks. When patients are injured during keyhole surgery, the surgeon and hospital staff may be liable. How keyhole surgery is performed Keyhole surgery is [...]

Sep 14, 2017

Statute of Limitations Places a Strain on Misdiagnosed Cancer Patients

By |Sep 14, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A cancer misdiagnosis can turn a serious disease into a deadly problem. The degenerative nature of cancer causes it to worsen if not treated in a timely and adequate manner. Misdiagnoses delay treatment and place the patient at an increased risk of harm. Further complicating these situations is the fact that a state's statute of [...]

Sep 6, 2017

The Lies Doctors Tell Their Patients

By |Sep 6, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

When you go to see your doctor for health advice or because you are injured or ill, you probably assume that your doctor is always telling you the truth. Maybe we believe that doctors always tell the truth because we know that doctors must take an oath before they begin practicing. However, taking the Hippocratic [...]

Aug 30, 2017

Kentucky Nursing Home Receive Government Fines for Serious Health and Safety Deficiencies

By |Aug 30, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

If you have a loved one who is a resident in a Kentucky nursing home, or if you are considering which nursing home would be the best fit for your family, this post has some helpful information for you. ProPublica, which features journalism in the public interest, has published a tool which allows members of [...]