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Woman files medical malpractice lawsuit for alleged misdiagnosis

Most Kentucky patients would expect their surgeon to inform them if they had an organ mistakenly removed. Unfortunately, that is not the case for one woman in a nearby state, she had to learn about the mistakes made in her surgery through a news story. She has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical facility and physicians involved.

Medical malpractice: $4 million to boy's family for birth injury

Children in Kentucky and across the country are prone to suffer scrapes, bumps and bruises on a regular basis as they learn to navigate their surroundings. Although scrapes, bumps and bruises are minor injuries, parents do not enjoy witnessing their children suffer any harm. Unfortunately, some children suffer more severe life-altering injuries. Parents in another state were awarded $4 million by a jury in their medical malpractice lawsuit against the attending physician of their child's birth.

Family awarded $15 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

Anticipating the birth of a child is usually an exciting time for parents in Kentucky. Unfortunately, after the birth of a child, many parents experience heartache. Despite advances in obstetrical care over the years, errors still occur that result in harm to the mother and/or baby. Recently in another state, a family was awarded $15 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit for the injuries their daughter suffered at birth.

Medical malpractice: Man left in hallway untreated for hours

When residents in Kentucky contact emergency services for medical assistance, they anticipate prompt evaluation and treatment of their symptoms. Unfortunately, some patients may not receive adequate care as quickly as expected. Sadly, a man in another state died after he was allegedly left in a hospital hallway for three hours without receiving necessary medical evaluation and treatment. His family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 for their financial and emotional losses.

Man files medical malpractice lawsuit for loss of hand

Kentucky residents that seek treatment for a heart attack likely do not imagine that it could result in the loss of a limb. Unfortunately for one man in another state, he is now short five fingers and his hand. He has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctors who handled his care, and he is asking for $100 million for his pain and suffering. 

Chiropractor accused of medical malpractice in model's death

Many Kentucky residents seek treatment and advice from chiropractors on a regular basis. As with any medical specialty, unfortunate mistakes can occur. Anytime a mistake does occur, it has the potential to harm a patient. Recently, a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in another state, alleging that a model's spinal adjustment by a chiropractor resulted in her fatal injury.

Surgeon's overlapped surgeries may result in medical malpractice

When patients in Kentucky consent to surgery by their chosen surgeon, they expect to have careful monitoring and focused care throughout the surgery. Unknown to many patients, some surgeons may overlap their surgeries, leaving trainees to monitor the patient as the head surgeon moves on to another patient. While this is an accepted practice in many hospitals, an anesthesiologist in another state has filed a lawsuit for what she considers to be excessive overlapping and double booking of surgeries. She is hopeful the lawsuit will institute changes to protect patients and prevent unnecessary medical malpractice.

Woman files medical malpractice claim for surgical complications

Some disorders and diseases do not require medical treatment. Depending on the disease, many Kentucky doctors may encourage a wait-and-see approach. If optional surgeries or treatments are available, risks may be involved, especially when medical errors are made. One woman in another state is requesting $6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit from the hospital where she received an optional brain surgery.

Man settles medical malpractice lawsuit for $750,000

Kentucky patients are typically informed prior to surgeries that risks are a possibility. Simple short procedures often implicate that less risks may be involved. Unfortunately for one man in another state, a simple one hour procedure became more complicated than anticipated and resulted in a massive stroke. He has recently settled his medical malpractice lawsuit with the hospital that performed the procedure for $750,000.

Family files medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital

Sepsis is a serious and potentially fatal stage of infection if left untreated. Unfortunately, for one family in a state adjacent to Kentucky, they lost their loved one as a result of sepsis. They have filed a medical malpractice wrongful lawsuit, alleging that she did not receive adequate medical care prior to her death.

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