Recent Blog Posts
The maker of a hip implant that has caused painful injuries to thousands of patients has recently settled with hundreds of plaintiffs. The manufacturer will pay a total of $240 million to these individuals, all of whom are based in California and Georgia, and most of whom were forced to have painful surgery to… Read More »
Keeping track of what symptoms patients are experiencing, a doctor’s notes on their condition, and which tests and procedures are indicated can be a challenging facet of work in a bustling medical facility. In fact, a new study shows that record confusion and patient misidentification can have serious negative consequences for the victims of… Read More »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have each proposed new rules that would make speed limiters mandatory on all commercial vehicles weighing 26,000 lbs. or more. The speed limiters would bar trucks from traveling faster than 60, 65, or 68 mph, depending on the version of… Read More »
Despite being one of the most common medical procedures handled by any hospital, birth can be a complex, traumatic procedure, both for the mother and the infant. There are hundreds of ways that a birth can go wrong, and just as many injuries that an infant could suffer in the process of being born…. Read More »
After three tragic death of residents, a nursing home chain is facing a $5.5 million verdict for its negligence which was found to cause the most recent of those deaths. The company has been the subject of numerous complaints, has a history of health and safety violations, and is currently facing charges from the… Read More »
A lawsuit has been filed by two heart surgery patients who were left with metal artifacts after their surgeries. Both patients’ surgeries were completed with the help of the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical device, and the victims claim that the device’s manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, knew of the risks posed by the device and… Read More »
There were over 125,000 crashes on Kentucky roads in 2014, causing over 23,000 injuries and more than 600 deaths. In 2015, the death toll from Kentucky car accidents rose to 761. The most tragic fact about these injuries and deaths is that the vast majority of car accidents could have been prevented, if only… Read More »
Unless you have an advanced medical degree, you’re at the mercy of your doctor to accurately assess your symptoms and recommend a course of action. However, sometimes doctors fail to competently perform this task. Late or missed diagnosis can permanently affect your health, or even prevent you from treating what could have been a… Read More »
Lexington personal injury attorney Stephen N. O’Brien discusses a $72 million jury award to woman who got ovarian cancer from talcum powder use.
Lexington personal injury attorneys at Stephen M. O’Brien discuss report showing a rise in claims for nursing medical malpractice.