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Can hospital mistakes lead to staph infections?

When you go to the hospital for medical care, the last thing you expect to happen is to end up with an infection that you didn't have when you were admitted. Sadly, for some hospital patients, being diagnosed with a staph infection while in the hospital is possible. This can lead to very serious complications in some people.

How prevalent is hospital malpractice in the United States?

People who seek medical care from a hospital likely expect to receive the best care possible for their condition. Those patients don't expect to be harmed simply because they need medical care. Interestingly, some patients do suffer from harm when they seek medical care from a hospital. Our Kentucky readers might find some of this information shocking.

Fewer hospital mistakes reported, numbers still troubling

People who seek medical care at a hospital don't expect that they will suffer from negligence that might make their medical condition worse. They don't expect that they will suffer adverse effects from their hospital stay. Fortunately, the efforts being made at hospitals around the country are making issues related to hospital errors much less prevalent than it has been previously.

Why would Kentucky surgeons use a surgical robot?

When most people have a surgery, they usually want to have the least invasive, least painful option possible. For some people, the da Vinci Surgical System is the method that fits the bill. While the da Vinci is a wonderful tool in the right hands and under the right circumstances, there are still problems that can arise as a result of the da Vinci. Our readers in Kentucky might like to learn about some more about the da Vinci Surgical System.

What should I know about Kentucky medical malpractice claims?

Dealing with improper medical care is something that comes with some level of emotional and physical impacts. The simple knowledge that you are suffering physically because of choices your doctor made regarding your care is stressful. At some point, you might decide to seek compensation to help you deal with the monetary aspects of the medical malpractice. It is important for you to get some basic information to help you make an informed choice.

Lawsuit claims hospital mistakes led to woman dying of blood clot

Kentucky residents may have heard of a case where a Pennsylvania hospital was named in a lawsuit after the death of a newly graduated medical doctor from a blood clot in her brain. The legal action charges the medical facility with hospital malpractice after it allegedly committed a series of errors that were compounded due to negligence and a staffing shortfall. The young Pennsylvania woman died a little more than two weeks after receiving her medical degree from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton.

Robot surgery safe for patients?

Kentucky patients who are facing surgery may want to consider a recent media report about an Iowa surgeon who defended robot surgeries despite recalls and several complaints about the da Vinci Surgical System, a set of robotic arms that a surgeon controls via joy-stick. He claims that during his seven years of using the device, he has never run into any problems that couldn't be remedied with simple troubleshooting techniques. In the robot's defense, the surgeon says he believes it provides much more benefit to a patient because of the shorter recovery time they experience as a result. System experts also perform safety checks on the equipment quarterly.

Kentucky physicians struggle in discussing incompetent doctors

By some estimates, mistakes by doctors and other medical professionals are the leading cause of death in Kentucky and other parts of the United States. In some cases, the patients do not know that an error has occurred, but one report asserts that the mistake may have been noticed by other doctors. A recent survey conducted by a professor at the University of Washington's school of medicine found that, in 2012, more than half of the doctors who responded saw an error made by another physician. The results of the survey were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tuberculosis scare hits maternity ward; hospital cautions parents

Covington may not be as crowded as Manhattan, but the news that a New York City maternity ward employee may have spread tuberculosis in a busy hospital may have sent chills to new parents all around the country. No cases of wrongful death from TB had been reported, but authorities said that hundreds of newborns were possibly exposed to the deadly disease from the worker, who tested positive for the contagious illness.

VA hospitals in Kentucky may be subject to fatal errors

Hospital negligence has been blamed for three recent patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These deaths are a part of a series of deaths at VA facilities that may have been preventable.

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