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April 2019 Archives

An incorrect diagnosis is considered medical malpractice

When it comes to successfully treating a medical condition, the first and most important step is a correct diagnosis. A disease cannot be treated if it is not properly diagnosed. Patients in Kentucky trust that their physicians have the wisdom necessary to provide the necessary treatment. In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit from another state, doctors allegedly failed to diagnose a serious condition and the patient suffered the consequences.

Did giving birth affect your ability to bond with your child?

Giving birth should be a beautiful experience that allows a new life to enter the world safely. At the same time, the labor process requires expert medical attention and can be life-threatening to both the baby and the child. If you have recently given birth and experienced complications, you may have felt that this has affected the relationship with your child.

Truck accidents: Woman dies after colliding with tractor-trailer

Large commercial vehicles are always present on the interstates and highways that wind across the state of Kentucky. Large trucks such as tractor-trailers are an economical, convenient and quick way to ship goods and merchandise throughout the United States. Unfortunately, these huge trucks can be very dangerous to motorists in smaller passenger vehicles. Since these trucks are so massive, any accident involving a tractor-trailer has a greater chance of being fatal. Truck accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries every year in America.

Always wear a helmet when you ride your motorcycle

Most motorcyclists know the importance of wearing a helmet, but only around 34 to 54 percent still opt to use this important safety tool. In Kentucky, only owners of motorcycles who are over 21 years old and have had their motorcycle operator license for a year have the option of riding without one. Still, it is a good idea to always ride with one to protect your head.

Medical malpractice in nursing homes can be deadly

As loved ones age, they can be stripped of their independence and may be unable to safely live by themselves. Long-term care facilities, better known as nursing homes, were created to provide around-the-clock care for those who are unable to live alone. Without question, deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is a very difficult decision for Kentucky families. Tragically, it is not uncommon for elderly patients to be subjected to medical malpractice in these facilities.

Medical malpractice continues to plague the nation

Thousands of surgical procedures take place every single day in Kentucky and across America. Fortunately, the vast majority of these procedures are successful thanks to skilled surgeons and state-of-the-art medical technology. However, it is common knowledge that there is always a chance for error when humans are involved. Tragically, patients and families directly suffer the consequences of medical malpractice.

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