Aug 16, 2017

What Are Your Rights as a Patient?

By |Aug 16, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jul 6, 2017

How Big Pharma’s Manipulation of Doctors Costs You Money

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

If you watch a commercial on television for the latest, cool widget, do you think it might influence you to buy that particular widget? What if the company that makes those widgets took you out to lunch and told you all the reasons their widget was not like the others – even when the others [...]

Jun 21, 2017

Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court

By |Jun 21, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Kentucky nursing home when they ruled that nursing homes can require families of injured residents to pursue their claims through arbitration. In a 7-1 ruling, SCOTUS agreed that nursing homes may enforce the contracts that relatives sign that forces them to use arbitration to settle any disputes involving [...]

Jun 14, 2017

Medical Malpractice Review Panels Become Kentucky Law

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

Kentucky’s General Assembly has passed two bills in 2017 that could adversely affect nursing home abuse litigation. Legal liability reform has long been a campaign issue of the state’s lawmakers, and the two most recent bills are poised to take effect expressly. Governor Matt Bevin has signed Senate Bill 4 and Senate Bill 150. Senate [...]

Jun 6, 2017

Cotton Swabs: A Hidden Danger in Every Medicine Cabinet?

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

As adults, we have all been warned not to use cotton swabs in our ear canals, either from reading the label on the box or from a medical professional. Whether we heed those warnings is a personal decision. But when children either mimic adults going against those warnings or play with cotton swabs, they can [...]

May 31, 2017

Does the Rush to Approve New Drugs Help or Hurt Patients?

By |May 31, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Proponents say that speeding the process of approving new drugs brings vitally needed medications into the hands of the ill. While this may or may not be accurate, what is documented in a new study by a research team from Yale University is that over one-third of the new drugs pushed through the approval pipeline [...]