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August 2018 Archives

An incorrect diagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice

When Kentucky citizens seek medical treatment, the furthest thing from their minds is the possibility of being permanently injured. Those who are suffering ailments seek treatment in order to get better and recuperate, not get worse. Unfortunately, an alarming number of people are injured or killed every day across the country as a result of medical malpractice. Just one seemingly minor lapse in judgment by doctors or nurses can result in catastrophic injuries to the patient.

Fall from operating table leads to medical malpractice claim

The United States is home to some of the best health care facilities in the world. Everyday, highly skilled and well-trained medical professionals deliver first-class care to thousands of patients at these facilities. One would think that world-class facilities equipped with advanced technology combined with skilled doctors and nurses would equal better outcomes for patients. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as medical malpractice remains one of the leading causes of injury and death in Kentucky and across the country.

Be aware of dangers of autumn hayrides

Even though the mercury in the thermostat is a poor indicator, the onset of fall brings traditional autumn pastimes like bobbing for apples, wandering through corn mazes and picking the biggest pumpkin in the patch to carve your jack-o'-lantern.

The horror of anesthesia awareness

The fear is palpable. You're lying on the operating table unable to move a muscle or speak. Yet, you are aware of everything going on around you as the surgeon deftly cuts through skin, muscle, sinew and bone. The pain is excruciating, the trauma unimaginable.

Prescription Blood Pressure Medicine May Cause Cancer

Have you been diagnosed with cancer after taking Valsartan? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on certain drugs containing valsartan, a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The recall was initiated after investigators determined that valsartan-containing products posed an unnecessary risk to patients, as it has been linked to an increased occurrence of cancer. The Lawrence Firm is currently investigating potential claims involving this dangerous drug.

Awareness is key in preventing truck accidents

Tractor-trailers are often very intimidating to other drivers who share Kentucky roadways with these large commercial vehicles. Due to the massive size of these trucks, any kind of collision with a tractor-trailer will do enormous damage. Although truck drivers are required to pass special exams and undergo hours of training, they can still make mistakes. Unfortunately, those involved in truck accidents are at a higher risk for serious injury or death.

Neglecting minor procedures could result in medical malpractice

Every day, thousands of medical patients in Kentucky and across the United States place their trust in the hands of skilled and capable health care professionals. The expectation is that these patients will be treated with a level of care that will aid in their health and recovery. These days, however, nurses and other medical workers are sometimes understaffed and forced to work long, exhausting shifts. This is a common cause of medical malpractice.

Motorcyclist risks: Open vehicles result in more injuries

Motorcyclists are in danger on the roads in the United States partially because they're not as common as other vehicles. When you go out on your motorcycle, it's likely that you may see one or two other motorcyclists, but you'll see dozens of trucks and cars. The reality is that motorcycles just aren't that common.

More rest areas could reduce truck accidents

The state of Kentucky is home to a network of major highways and interstates. These major arteries are used by tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles to transport goods and merchandise across the country. However, demands sometimes force truck drivers to drive for hours on end without rest, which can result in truck accidents. A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky indicates that more rest areas may help reduce fatigue-related truck accidents.

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