November 2014 Archives

Is uterine rupture a serious birth injury?

For women who go into labor, dreams of a perfect delivery with no complications are likely at the front of their minds. While most deliveries do go as planned, there are some very important dangers that pregnant women should be aware of. One of these risks is that of a uterine rupture. Our Kentucky readers might like to know more about this life-threatening risk. 

Ward of the state files claim based on nursing home neglect

Kentucky residents might have been shocked to hear of arrests made in regards to nursing home neglect and abuse a month ago. As shocking as that was, it was a good reminder for anyone with a family member in a nursing home to keep a watchful eye on what is going on. In the most recent development for the case that led to those three arrests, the patient has filed a lawsuit against the Genesis HealthCare's Edmonson Center. 

Failure to diagnose cancer can be devastating

We have often discussed cases involving patients who have suffered because doctors don't make an accurate diagnosis. What some people might not realize is that there are some cases in which an accurate and prompt diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. One such instance is when a patient has cancer. 

What happens when a birth injury leads to a mother's death?

When a woman gets pregnant, she likely spends a lot of time envisioning the birth of her child. She likely has an idea of how she wants the labor and delivery to go. She probably hasn't ever considered that some women die during labor or delivery. Sadly, that is what happens in some cases. The baby's father and other family members are then left to pick up the pieces and raise a baby without the mother around. For those families, compensation for the mother's death might bring them some comfort even though it won't fill the void of a child growing up motherless. 

Failure to diagnose a heart attack can be devastating

By now, our readers probably know that we believe that all patients deserve to get an accurate diagnosis when they go to a doctor. When doctors misdiagnose a patient, the patient might suffer serious injuries. One such instance that our Kentucky residents might be interested in is if a doctor doesn't properly diagnose a heart attack in a patient. 

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