February 2015 Archives

Medical negligence can lead to problems for Kentucky residents

If you remember, last week we discussed the story of the hospital employee who was being accused of hospital negligence. That story brings up a very interesting point. There is no place in any hospital for medical negligence. In that story last week, the victim of the negligence was a veteran. That victim could have been anyone. With that in mind, it is vital for those who are in the hospital to ensure they aren't falling victim to this type of problem. 

Employee accused of hospital negligence

Hospital employees need to be extremely conscientious, because they literally have the fate of other people's health in their hands. If they are negligent, patients suffer health consequences that can adversely affect the rest of their lives or even result in the deaths. When that happens, the hospital where the negligence happened can be legally liable in addition to the employee directly responsible. One case in which a hospital employee was viewed as negligent happened recently, and it did lead to the patient's death. It is currently under investigation. 

Medication issues for people with Lewy body dementia

We have discussed a variety of nursing home abuse scenarios. Most often, we have discussed instances of falls and other similar issues. Those issues, however, aren't the only ones that residents of nursing homes have to deal with. Our Kentucky readers might find the instance of medication errors in certain patients in nursing homes interesting. 

Anesthesia medication errors can lead to complications

In our blog post last week, we discussed the death of Joan Rivers. Her daughter Melissa has sent out a message that her mother's death wasn't acceptable. Melissa filed a civil lawsuit for wrongful death. That might have some of our readers wanting to know more about anesthesia. Some points about general anesthesia might shock our Kentucky readers. 

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