November 2017 Archives

Hurt by a misdiagnosis? Know your legal options

A previous post on this blog discussed how, although not every misdiagnosis a doctor makes is a case of medical malpractice, many are. This is particularly true when a doctor draws hasty conclusions and acts on them without following an orderly process to get all of the facts straight.

When is a doctor's misdiagnosis a medical malpractice case?

Those Kentuckians who work in the medical field know that the practice of medicine still involves some amount of guesswork. As a result, doctors and other medical professionals have some leeway to figure out what is wrong with their patients, even if that process takes time and even if, initially, the doctor follows the wrong trail.

Is your elderly parent is a victim of medication errors?

Your elderly parent in a nursing home may be susceptible to medication errors. Misuse and overuse of medications are common in care centers for aging adults. According to an NPR report, nursing homes often prescribe antipsychotic drugs meant for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Improper or overmedication of these drugs can lead to severe complications – and even death.

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