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May 17, 2017

Jaundice as an Indicator for Birth Injuries

By |May 17, 2017|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Hospitals and doctors, especially pediatricians and OBGYNs, should treat any sign of jaundice seriously. While a fairly common condition in infants, jaundice can indicate that there are more serious health issues involved. Jaundice is caused from unusually high levels of bilirubin – which is a yellow colored pigment of red blood cells. Ideally, the liver [...]

May 8, 2017

2016 Report Card on Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse

By |May 8, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) compiles a yearly report card to monitor nursing home and elder abuse. Abuse of seniors includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. Seniors are vulnerable to abuse because of their decreased ability to hear, see, react, and respond due to their advanced years. Nursing home abuse [...]

Apr 27, 2017

Contaminated Stöckert LivaNova 3T Heater-Cooler Devices Can Increase Infection Risk After Open Heart Surgery

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

The controversy about patients getting infections after exposure to bacteria from heater-cooler devices began with contamination of the devices during the manufacturing, packaging and shipping process that began in the plant in Germany. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 250,000 cardiothoracic and other surgical procedures performed in the U.S. [...]

Apr 19, 2017

Choosing the Right Kentucky Nursing Home for Your Loved One

By |Apr 19, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Although life expectancy in the US has dropped slightly for the first time in decades, in Kentucky, it varies between 70 and 78 years of age, depending on the county. With retirement age in Kentucky averaging 62 years, this means most will live for 12-18 years after they retire. This retirement time can be a [...]

Apr 12, 2017

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Surgical Errors

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

It seems to be a universally accepted fact that medical students, interns, and even doctors should be able to perform superhuman feats of focus and effort on little to no rest. There surely are a small percentage of medical professionals who fit those criteria. However, in order to provide proper medical care for the rest [...]

Apr 5, 2017

Diagnostic Errors Are a Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice

By |Apr 5, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

They are supposed to be trained on which tests—depending on the patient’s symptoms and medical history—to perform to make a proper diagnosis. Health care providers must read and assess those tests correctly. Physicians who make diagnostic errors can cause the patient to die, to suffer until the correct diagnosis is made, or to undergo unnecessary [...]

Mar 29, 2017

H.R. 1215 Aims to Stifle Victim’s Rights in Medical Malpractice Cases

By |Mar 29, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

One of the foundations of the doctor-patient relationship is implicit trust. The doctor’s education and ethics serve as shepherds for patient treatment. Acting as a counterbalance within the legal system are medical malpractice suits, offering patients the legal recourse for situations in which they have been given bad advice or improper treatment by a medical [...]

Mar 21, 2017

Federal Demands on Doctors and Hospitals May Prove Unreasonable

By |Mar 21, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

We work hard to help patients who have been harmed in some way by an act of medical malpractice or negligence. We seek justice for them in the courts, and fight for compensation to help them and their families after a mistake costs them everything. To that end, we support measures that hold doctors accountable [...]

Mar 15, 2017

Fentanyl Laced Heroin Caused A Massive Spike In Overdose Deaths In Kentucky

By |Mar 15, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A drug bust in south Louisville, KY sent narcotics detectives scrambling out the front door after a suspected drug dealer cautioned that he had mixed heroin with fentanyl. The drug, a powerful opioid, is typically used only for severe or chronic pain; even then, administration and dosages are tightly controlled. Over the last year, the [...]

Mar 9, 2017

Can Cutting the Cord Too Soon Decrease Your Child’s IQ?

By |Mar 9, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

It has long been established that, once a baby is born, the doctor will clamp down on the umbilical cord and snip it right away. The whole reason for doing this was to reduce the risk to the mother of hemorrhaging. As it turns out, that associated risk wasn’t really a risk at all, and [...]