Sep 20, 2017

The Potential Dangers of Keyhole Surgery

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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

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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 [...]

Aug 23, 2017

What is Glioblastoma, Exactly?

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A couple of weeks ago, Senator John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. We have heard a lot of people speculate about the diagnosis, so we thought we would talk a bit about this type of cancer, and explain why it can go undiagnosed. First, glioblastomas are cancerous. They “are [...]

Aug 16, 2017

What Are Your Rights as a Patient?

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As a patient, you are afforded certain rights when it comes to your health care, at the state and the federal level. In 1995, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. adopted a “Patients’ Bill of Rights,” which states that every patient should be afford certain “freedoms” when it comes to their health. You [...]

Aug 9, 2017

CTE and You What You Should Know About Signs, Symptoms, and Potential Treatments

By |Aug 9, 2017|Brain Injury|0 Comments

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on July 25 reveals that the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional athletes may be greater than we ever suspected. The presence of the degenerative brain disease can be inferred from a constellation of symptoms, but a postmortem brain dissection is currently [...]

Jul 26, 2017

Mix Ups at the Lab Lead to Misdiagnoses and Delayed Diagnoses of Cancer Each Year

By |Jul 26, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There are few words more frightening than “You have cancer.” The disease is complicated and nuanced, and one strain of the disease may differ enough from the next that finding a real cure is not possible. So if the doctor who told you that you tested positive calls you a few days later to say [...]

Jul 18, 2017

Kentucky Has Some News Laws in Effect That We Think You Should Know About

By |Jul 18, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Kentucky General Assembly fast-tracked a number of laws earlier this year, but 17 of them went into effect within the last couple of weeks. You can find the full list here, but there were two we wanted to address specifically: HB 333 and SB 4. HB 333 is an act relating to controlled substances [...]

Jul 12, 2017

What is Your Local Hospital’s Safety Score?

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

When we must check into a hospital, we may make a lot of assumptions about how safe it is, how clean it is, the bedside manner of the doctors and nursing staff. You might hear anecdotal comments about how someone caught a hospital-acquired infection from one hospital, while another person might say that the nurses [...]