December 2014 Archives

Nursing homes in Kentucky aren't like those of past generations

When you think of nursing homes, there might be some very specific thoughts that come to mind. The truth is that some of those thoughts might be misconceptions. The world of nursing homes has changed considerably in the recent years, so if you haven't had any exposure to them recently, you might not realize some of these points. 

Lack of cleanliness in nursing homes can be life threatening

Having to place your loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. While many people might look into how the residents are cared for, it is equally as important to scrutinize the food preparation methods used by nursing homes. Even if your loved one is going into an assisted living facility, it is important to ensure that proper methods are used for communal meals. 

Medical negligence on cruise ships deserves firm representation

Last week, we discussed how the protections of medical professionals practicing on cruise ships might be changing. If you remember, those professionals were considered immune from lawsuits in the past, but a recent ruling says they can be held liable for medical malpractice lawsuits. Those who go on a cruise while vacationing away from Kentucky might wonder if this will apply to them. 

Changes coming for medical negligence in the cruise industry

Many people choose to take a cruise as a way to relax and unwind. Those people likely don't get on the cruise ship thinking that they want to get sick while they are underway. Still, cruise ships have medical facilities that can treat a host of ailments. From simple sea sickness to heart attacks, these medical facilities on board are the only option a passenger has while he or she is aboard a ship that is underway. 

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