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Medical malpractice: Mistakes will happen despite preparation

In a perfect world, medical providers would be able to heal ailments and facilitate the health and recovery of all patients. However, in the real world, mistakes are often made that exacerbate medical issues instead of remedy them. In Kentucky and across the United States, medical malpractice continues to be a very real and concerning problem. When negligence contributes to injuries, victims have the option to take legal action.

A failure to diagnose can constitute medical malpractice

Without question, one of the most painful injuries any Kentucky resident can experience is a broken bone. A fracture, no matter how minor, requires the proper treatment and care in order to heal quickly and correctly. However, treatment cannot be administered if the injury is never diagnosed in the first place. A man in another state claims that medical providers failed to diagnose broken bones in his foot and he filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.

More commerical traffic means more truck accidents

Traveling on Kentucky's crowded interstates and highways can be rather daunting. Additionally, most of these major highways are heavily utilized by commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers. For those in passenger vehicles, traveling at high speeds close to these massive trucks can be incredibly dangerous. No person wants to be involved in a crash with these big rigs, but it seems more truck accidents are occurring these days as traffic increases across the state.

Medical malpractice can affect anyone

Those who require medical treatment or undergo surgical procedures are sometimes bedridden and may be unable to care for themselves as they normally would. It is the job of nurses and other medical staff to provide patients with the proper treatment and care to aid in recovery. However, nurses in Kentucky are often understaffed and in a rush to see patients, which can cause them to leave some duties unfulfilled. Victims and families may pursue legal action through a medical malpractice claim when neglect causes injuries or death.

Delayed c-section during labor can increase risk of a bad outcome

Pregnancy and labor are unique for each woman who goes through them. Some women have terrible morning sickness and others never once throw up. Some women, even first-time mothers, have only a few contractions before the birth of their child, while others may have to struggle through many hours or even days of labor before the birth of their child.

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