Going into a hospital or surgical center for surgery or any procedure that involves having to go under anesthesia is something that requires putting a lot of trust in the person administering the anesthesia. While most procedures and surgeries will happen without any issues, there is always a chance that an error will be made. Those errors can be very serious. The complications from under-administering, over-administering or incorrectly administering anesthesia can be very complex. We don't want our Kentucky readers to think they have to face the results of anesthesia malpractice alone.
According to a report released on Jan. 16, the Federal Drug Administration stated that many patients, including Kentucky patients, who are prescribed acetaminophen are at risk for liver damage. The FDA reportedly requested that doctors stop prescribing medications that have doses of more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen.
It all began with a toe infection. The family of a 33-year-old man who died after repeated trips to a healthcare facility for his rapidly worsening condition says that it ended with his death due to an antibiotic medication error. Recently, a federal court agreed and reached a settlement of $2.5 million with the man's family and fiancee. The settlement was awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Justice because the lawsuit was filed in federal court due to federal funding of the healthcare facility involved.