May 2014 Archives

Kentucky Veterans Affairs facilities: Is patient harm possible?

By now, almost everyone in the country has probably heard about the medical negligence issue going on at Veterans Affairs medical centers. Sadly, Kentucky hasn't been untouched by the scandal. Kentucky's U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth calls the situation with the VA shameful. Shame is a nice way to describe the altered medical records and horrific wait times.

Brachial plexus birth injury affects arm movement, therapy needed

When women think of childbirth, they usually think of a perfect little baby who comes into the world after a little bit of effort on her part. Sadly, that isn't always the case. Birth injuries sometimes come into play, which shatters that perfect image to pieces. One of these birth injuries is the brachial plexus injury, which affects around one out of every 1,000 babies born. Kentucky residents who are expecting a baby or have recently had a baby might be interested in learning about this type of birth injury.

Failure to diagnose mental health conditions is a serious problem

When it comes to mental illnesses, it can often be difficult for professionals to properly diagnose the correct illness so they can prescribe the proper treatment. Despite the difficulty for the medical professionals, it is essential that a proper diagnosis be made because the failure to diagnose a mental illness properly can have dire consequences. Kentucky residents who have a family member with a mental illness might be interested in a recent lawsuit filed in another state that puts the focus on the importance of properly diagnosing mental illnesses.

Lack of weight gain in twin pregnancy may lead to birth injury

Weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but some pregnant women are told not to gain too much weight during pregnancy because they are overweight. Pregnant women in Kentucky who are expecting twins should know about how weight gain can help them give birth to the babies after 32 weeks.

Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer leads to $5.2 million award

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. It affects approximately one out of every eight adult women and kills around 40,000 people annually. With the high prevalence of breast cancer, having a doctor failing to diagnose breast cancer early when the evidence of it is there is unacceptable.

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