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July 2018 Archives

Medical malpractice can manifest in the form of nursing neglect

For many Kentucky families, placing a loved one in a nursing home can be an difficult decision to make. Nursing facilities were designed to provide extensive daily care for those who are unable to live independently or care for themselves. However, when nursing staff fail to carry out daily tasks and duties, patients can suffer consequences that often lead to injury and even death. Nursing negligence is a form of medical malpractice and the families of those who have been neglected may be able to take legal action.

Medical malpractice in invasive surgeries can be debilitating

Invasive and complicated medical procedures such as heart surgeries require surgeons and other providers to maintain constant focus and attention. One minor mistake during a procedure like this can mean death or permanent disabilities for the patient. The state of Kentucky is privileged to have some of the best surgeons and doctors in the country. However, any surgeon or physician can make mistakes and contribute to medical malpractice.

Cardiology Devices Recalled Due to Serious Injury and Death

A Class I recall has been issued for two defective cardiac guidewire devices. The Rotawire Elite and wireClip Torquer, manufactured by Boston Scientific, have been pulled from the market after being linked to serious complications, including death. The Lawrence Firm is currently accepting clients who have been injured, or who have lost loved ones as a result of these defective devices.

Dentists can also contribute to medical malpractice

Its not uncommon for dentists to be held to different standards than physicians, nurses or other professionals involved in medical treatment. Although modern technology has made dental procedures safer and more efficient, these procedures are often very complicated and require uncanny precision. Most dentists in Kentucky are skilled and experienced professionals, but what happens when dental patients become victims of neglect? Dentists, like other medical workers, can commit medical malpractice.

Mistakes in administering medications can impact patient health

Modern medicine has created treatments for a host of conditions that people used to have to simply suffer from or die after they contracted. Everything from severe infections to cancers can respond with the right treatments. The availability of new and effective drugs can both improve people's quality of life and extend their life expectancy. In some cases, it can help cure them or make them ready to undergo a procedure, like an organ transplant, that can save their life.

Experienced Firm Helping Victims of Weight Loss Balloon Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several alerts to healthcare providers to report the deaths of patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems. In these communications, the FDA has urged doctors to closely monitor these patients for the risk of life-threatening complications, including pancreatitis and spontaneous over-inflation. Since 2016, the FDA has received reports of a total of 12 deaths that occurred in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems worldwide. Both the Orbera Intragastic Balloon System and the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System have been associated with causing death.

Experienced Firm Representing Taxotere Victims

Survivors and women battling breast cancer often cope with the damaging effects of chemotherapy medications. While most chemotherapy side effects go away after the treatment is finished, many patients who were prescribed the chemotherapy drug Taxotere were devastated to discover that the drug caused permanent baldness, or alopecia. Despite knowledge of the potential for alopecia, Taxotere's manufacturer failed to warn patients and doctors of the risks.

Any neglect in healthcare could constitute medical malpractice

Medical professionals across the country possess an uncanny ability to heroically and cohesively work together in the face of relentless pressure to save the lives of countless individuals each day across the country. When a person has an illness and is in need of medical treatment or a surgical procedure, doctors and nurses in Kentucky follow established protocols to determine the best course of action to promote the healing, recovery and well-being of the patient. However, health care is a process, and in the heat of the moment, it is possible for steps to be missed during this process. When this happens, the consequences can mean dire outcomes for the patient(s). Recently, a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed in another state after the death of a beloved mother.

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