August 2013 Archives

Family of woman who died from flesh-eating bacteria sues hospital

When someone goes to a hospital for medical treatment, they expect to receive the appropriate care. This does not always happen, though. Medical errors can and do occur, and sometimes with deadly consequences. While the following case did not happen in Kentucky, it does underscore the need for medical professionals to provide the very best care possible.

Jury awards $10.8 million in medical negligence case

In a perfect world, any care given by a medical professional would always be correct. There would be no misdiagnosis, no doctor errors and no hospital negligence. Unfortunately, the world we live in is far from perfect and medical negligence and malpractice happens more frequently than we would like to think. For patients in Lexington, Kentucky, they simply want to trust doctors and other medical staff to take care of their needs.

Neglected dental care in nursing home an 'epidemic'

According to many dentists, neglected oral care in nursing homes is not only leading to horrible pain for residents, but it can lead to other health problems, as well. Studies have shown that poor dental care in the elderly can be a contributing factor in pneumonia. One dentist says that neglected daily oral care in nursing homes is "an epidemic that's almost universally overlooked."

Kentucky Infant's death leads to lawsuit

A hospital and two physicians in Fort Logan, Kentucky, as well as a clinic in Stanford, have been named as defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit by the parents of an infant boy who died last month. The mother and father, who live in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, filed the lawsuit in the Lincoln County Circuit Court last month.

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