Although not widely publicised, negligence in health care is one of the leading causes of death and injury in Kentucky and across the United States. When patients undergo medical procedures, they place their trust and lives in the hands of skilled and well-trained physicians. Unfortunately, not all doctors are as careful as they should be. A recent medical malpractice lawsuit details the possible consequences of negligent care.
When humans are involved, mistakes will inevitably be made. Unfortunately, when errors or negligence occur in the medical field, the patients are directly affected. Some patients in Kentucky, especially infants and the elderly, may require day-to-day care. Negligence or delays in care could result in injury or even the death of the patient. When negligent care results in the injury or death, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed.
It goes without saying that the correct diagnosis is often one of the first and most important steps when it comes to successfully treating ailing patients. When Kentucky residents seek medical attention, they place their lives in the hands of doctors and trust that those doctors will provide the best care available. A misdiagnosis may delay life-saving treatment or, in some cases, may mean that the patient receives no treatment at all. Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a disease can often be considered medical malpractice.
Kentucky residents have access to some of the best medical care available in the country. Despite this, medical malpractice continues to be one of the leading causes of injury and death. Often, diagnosing and treating a disease or ailment in a quick, efficient and timely manner is the most important thing when it comes to the survival of the patient. Tragically, a man in another state died due an alleged delay in treatment and his family has filed a lawsuit.
A timely and correct diagnosis can be the most important step in the survival of the patient. Timing can be the most critical aspect in treating certain diseases. Unfortunately, delaying or incorrectly diagnosing diseases often results in permanent injury or even the death of the patient. Although patients in Kentucky have access to state-of-the-art care and technology, doctors and other providers can make mistakes. Failing to make an accurate and timely diagnosis can be considered medical malpractice.
Its no secret that there is a certain amount of risk involved with any surgical procedure. These days, technology and more stringent patient safety measures in Kentucky and across the country have greatly reduced the risk for injuries during surgery and other medical procedures. However, physicians, surgeons, and other medical workers are human, and humans will make mistakes. A woman in another state lost her husband due to alleged medical malpractice and she has filed a lawsuit.
Patient safety is a top priority in medical facilities across the state of Kentucky. Unfortunately, negligence and mistakes by physicians and surgeons can lead to injuries to patients and, in some cases, even death. Thousands of medical patients are injured or killed each year due to medical mistakes and negligence. A woman in another state recently filed a medical malpractice suit after alleged negligence led to the death of her husband.
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.