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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 [...]