October 2013 Archives

Infant's death in 2010 leads to state complaint against doctor

The death of a child is tragic and is not something easily forgotten. When the cause of the infant's demise is due to illness, there is always the question of "What more could have been done?" However, when an infant dies because of possible medical negligence, there is anger, grief and an expectation that someone is going to "make this right." While compensation for such doctor errors cannot replace a child's life, it can help the family with medical bills, funeral expenses and other needs.

Long-term care workers could face multi-state background checks

When a loved one is placed in a long-term care facility, it is expected that he or she will receive the appropriate care. Nursing home abuse is not something anyone expects, but when it occurs, it can go unreported. This is due to an elderly victim's altered mental state, the facility not reporting it as mandated or because the victim may feel ashamed. In Kentucky, there are plans to put a new, mandatory background check program before lawmakers with the hopes that it will help to prevent the neglect, exploitation or abuse of those in long-term care facilities.

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