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April 2017 Archives

Medical malpractice lawsuit claims moldy linens resulted in death

Some Kentucky patients have essentially no immune system, making a simple cold a potential death sentence Many medical facilities offer specialized units and rooms to admit and protect immunosuppressed patients from other infections and bacteria introduced into the facility by other patients. These units usually have strict policies on visitation, food and flowers that may be brought in, hand washing and specialized ventilation systems. Despite strict policies, one hospital and a linen company is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit regarding a fungus that was likely introduced by moldy bed linens to the special unit, resulting in multiple deaths of immunosuppressed patients.

Man awarded $2.5 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

Preventing falls is a major focus of medical facilities across the country, including those in Kentucky. Physical therapists, in particular, focus on the mobility and strength of patients in order to encourage independence. Recently, in another state, a man was awarded a monetary settlement in his medical malpractice lawsuit following a fall that resulted in a serious injury.

Couple awarded $8.5 million in medical malpractice lawusit

It is often difficult for patients in Kentucky to understand all the legal jargon included in a consent form when they agree to surgical procedures. When a man in another state consented to a delicate surgery in a medical facility where his wife had been employed and knew the surgeons well, he believed he was in good hands. Unfortunately to their horror, his surgery did not go as planned, and he suffered many complications. Recently, a civil court jury agreed that the patient suffered undo negligence by the facility after evaluating the evidence presented in the couple's medical malpractice lawsuit.

How the Textalyzer can prove fault

Imagine driving to work when someone suddenly rear-ends you while you coming to a stop at a traffic light. The other driver obviously was not paying attention to what was happening in front of him. Prior to the accident, you had seen him balancing his phone on his steering wheel when you glanced up in your rear-view mirror. Is that why he hit you? Was he too busy texting to take the time to drive?

Products liability lawsuits may follow E. coli outbreak

Federal agents have ordered the closure of the Dixie Diner's Club SoyNut Butter factory in Kentucky. The Food and Drug Administration reported the facility to be the suspected source of an outbreak of E.coli. Reportedly, people in five states have contracted the disease, and the company will likely have to face multiple products liability claims before this is over.

3 facts about uterine ruptures expecting parents should know

Uterine ruptures are emergency situations that put a woman’s life, and the life of her unborn child, in danger. There are signs of uterine ruptures that your doctor should recognize right away. Other symptoms are those you can recognize at home, which signals that the mother needs immediately medical care.

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