January 2014 Archives

Kentucky medical malpractice procedures might be changing

Finding out that you have been a victim of medical malpractice is a scary experience. After you get over the initial shock of the discovery, your focus probably turns to getting any condition that resulted from the malpractice corrected. From there, you might decide to seek compensation for your losses and damages caused by the malpractice. For people in Kentucky, the medical malpractice system might be changing.

Kentucky emergency medical care given 'D' grade

Anyone who seeks care at a Kentucky emergency room expects to receive life-saving treatment that is at least on par with the care offered in other parts of the country. Sadly, that isn't always what happens when someone goes to the hospital. A recent report by the American College of Emergency Physicians gave Kentucky emergency care a 'D' rating. The state received an 'F' for quality and patient care.

Doctor faces medical neglience lawsuits and charges in absentia

Having troubles with your neck and back might be a sign that you need to have surgery, but that isn't always the case. One doctor, whose medical license was suspended in Kentucky in November, is facing criminal and civil trials due to alleged medical malpractice. The plaintiff in the first of the 175 civil lawsuits against a Pakistani doctor took the stand to tell the jury her side of the story. More civil lawsuits are expected to be filed by the end of February.

Family plans to sue doctor over brain death caused by forceps use

When a woman goes into a hospital or birth center to have a baby, she has made the reasonable presumption that she is going to be cared for by experienced professionals. Sadly, that isn't always what happens. Some women are taken care of by medical professionals who makes a bad decision that can lead to negative situations. One story that has recently made national headlines puts an emphasis on just how severe birth injuries can be.

Cancer misdiagnosis: All too frequent, but is it malpractice?

It would be wonderful if cancer diagnosis were a more precise and foolproof science than it is today. Unfortunately, many cancer diagnoses in Kentucky are missed until the disease has progressed to the point of being difficult, if not impossible, to treat. According to the book "Malignant" by S. Lochlann Jain, this is particularly true of younger people, since symptoms of a cancerous condition can easily be overlooked or mistaken for something less serious when patients are young.

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