Just like doctors and nurses, dentists in Kentucky are required to treat their patients with an acceptable level of care. Like all medical professionals, dentists can also contribute to medical malpractice. Patients undergoing dental procedures place their faith and trust in the hands of dentists, but what can be done when the negligence of dentists and oral surgeons cause injury or death to patients? Victims and families can take legal action. Recently, a family in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an oral surgeon after alleged negligence contributed to the death of a teenage girl.
Although it is not common knowledge, negligence in the medical field is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. The vast majority of health care providers in Kentucky and across the country are skilled and well-trained professionals, but this does not prevent them from making mistakes. When medical mistakes are made, the patient unfortunately has to live with the consequences. Recently, a patient in another state had her fingers and toes amputated due to alleged medical malpractice and she was awarded $16 million.
The birth of a child is one of the most remarkable and amazing experiences in the lives of parents in Kentucky and around the world. However, when mistakes are made during delivery, what was supposed to be a wonderful experience can quickly turn tragic. Parents in another state were recently awarded $26 million from a medical malpractice lawsuit they filed after a medical center mismanaged the birth of their twins.
In recent years, staggering technological advancements have been made in the field of health care. Modern technology combined with strict safety regulations have made medical procedures safer than ever before. Despite this progress, medical malpractice continues to be one of the leading causes of death and injury in Kentucky and across the country. What can be done when a person is injured as a result of negligence during a medical procedure? A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after allegedly suffering injuries during surgery and was awarded a substantial monetary judgment.
People go to medical professionals for diagnosis and to receive acceptable care to make themselves or a loved one feel better. Sometimes, however, health care providers can cause more harm than help. These personnel can cause more injury when they fail to give adequate care or misdiagnose their patients. There are two main factors in a Kentucky medical malpractice case: finding out who was at fault and proving that they were legally at fault.
There has been some debate in Kentucky and across the United States in recent years of the modern methods that physicians use in childbirth. Some midwives and mothers speculate that physicians sometimes attempt to speed up the natural birthing process with medicines, techniques or tools, which can sometimes result in unnecessary harm to the mother and/or child. A civil court jury just determined that a woman's obstetrician was liable for medical malpractice and awarded the mother $3 million.
Receiving medical treatment in Kentucky and throughout the United States can sometimes be confusing. Patients are often required to see multiple specialists and trust that their different physicians are adequately coordinating their care for the best possible outcome. Unfortunately, there are many cases where physicians fail to coordinate a patient's care, leaving patients at risk for harm. One man in another state has been awarded $40 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against his providers.
Many families in Kentucky know all too well the heartbreak of having to admit a loved one into a full-time nursing facility. It is a difficult decision to make, and families have to trust medical professionals to care for their loved one. Unfortunately, medical malpractice occurs in nursing homes on a regular basis, which often results in harm to its patients. Recently, a man died 36 hours after an unreported fall at his nursing home.
Veterans in Kentucky and across the country are eligible for benefits, including health care in specialized medical facilities. Unfortunately, Veterans Affairs facilities have had a lot of recent negative press and have been accused of providing inadequate care. One veteran in another state recently settled his medical malpractice lawsuit with one hospital for over $500,000 for the negligent care he received over a period of four years.
Most Kentucky patients would expect their surgeon to inform them if they had an organ mistakenly removed. Unfortunately, that is not the case for one woman in a nearby state, she had to learn about the mistakes made in her surgery through a news story. She has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical facility and physicians involved.