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 [...]

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 [...]