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Infant hypoxia can be the result of medical malpractice

The process of giving birth is generally a safe one in the developed world, and doctors are now equipped to deal with almost every possible situation. Pregnant women are monitored throughout their pregnancy, and, in doing this, any risks should be brought to light so that doctors can be fully prepared.

Alleged medical malpractice leaves husband in vegetative state

Unfortunately, when negligence or mistakes happen during a medical procedure, the patient suffers the consequences. Sometimes, these consequences can mean permanent injuries and even death. Although the vast majority of doctors and surgeons in Kentucky are well-qualified and highly skilled, they are not exempt from making mistakes. A health care facility in another state is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit over allegations that negligence during a procedure left a man with permanent and debilitating injuries.

Inadequate Communication in Health Care

Quality patient care in the hospital setting requires a team of health care providers, working together, to effectively diagnose and treat patients. Consider the team required to treat a surgical patient-care providers will include the surgeon, surgical assistants, anesthesiologist, nurses, and potentially many others if any problems arise. Patients are often "handed-off" from one provider to another, either due to a shift change or because the patient's needs require care from a different type of provider. During the hand-off process, providers must communicate all of the patient-specific information needed to ensure the continuity and safety of the patient's care. If one link in the chain fails to properly communicate important data, each subsequent provider will not have that information and the patient's safety will be at risk.

Signs of Infection & Sepsis: Commonly Misdiagnosed and Unnecessarily Fatal

Sepsis, a complication of infection that can be life-threatening if not treated properly, is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions among patients in the U.S. and is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.1 Most often, sepsis occurs within the hospital setting and is a medical emergency. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly progress to septic shock. Older patients, those with a compromised immune system, and patients that have recently undergone surgery are especially at risk for sepsis and should be monitored carefully.2

Truck accidents: I-64 crash results in injuries

In today's world, there is a greater need to transport and deliver goods and services. Because of this need, commercial traffic has increased on roadways across the state of Kentucky. This increased traffic also brings about a higher risk for accidents. Due to the incredible size and weight of most trucks, truck accidents with passenger vehicles are more likely to result in serious injuries and death. Although truck drivers make their living by driving and spend a great amount of time behind the wheel, they still make mistakes just like other drivers.

Medical malpractice: Severe infection almost takes girl's leg

Not many people are aware that negligence in health care is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Although stringent regulations exist in Kentucky and across the country, thousands of patients are injured or killed each year. A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against a medical facility in another state after alleged negligence led to a severe infection in a young girl.

Who are the potential defendants in a truck accident?

As the dust settles after your truck accident and you begin to put the pieces of an injury claim together, you will likely realize quickly that these types of claims are much more complicated than accidents that occur between two or more consumer drivers. While any car accident can grow complicated in a number of ways, truck accidents often involve multiple defendants, and may vary greatly depending the truck driver's relationship with the company that hires him or her.

3 reasons why motorcyclists are at risk this spring in Covington

You love the spring, and with the warmer weather, you are ready to get back on your motorcycle. Living in Covington, you know that you're at a higher risk of getting into a crash just because of your proximity to a major city. The city is home to millions who have to pass through your area to go south or when they return from Kentucky visits.

Father's death blamed on medical malpractice

In Kentucky and across the country, more stringent guidelines and regulations in the field of health care have made medical procedures safer than ever before. However, mistakes and errors will always happen any time there is a human element in the equation. Although not widely publicized, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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