Medical Issues

/Medical Issues

Questions about medical malpractice? Call Lee Free today for the latest news and information you need to know about Michigan medical malpractice.

5 Injuries That Could Lead to Social Security Disability

Synopsis Personal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can create catastrophic financial, physical, and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. For crash victims who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. There are specific requirements to [...]

Your Surgical Burn Could Have Been Prevented

Synopsis Medical errors remain the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, killing more than 250,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to John Hopkins. Common medical mistakes such as prescription errors, missed or wrong diagnosis and those that occur in surgeries could have been prevented if the necessary safety measures had [...]

Back Pain and Social Security Disability in Kentucky

Synopsis Serious back injuries can trigger spine-related pain and suffering that persists for a life-time. Back surgery and other treatments can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on procedural complications or the surprise onset of other related conditions. If an injured person has reached a certain working status through the Social Security Administration, there [...]

FDA Pulls Pelvic Mesh Products Off the Market Amid Safety Concerns

Synopsis As of April 16, 2019, the FDA has halted the marketing and use of surgical mesh products in the U.S. stating there is no evidence the current transvaginal devices are safer than previous surgeries used to treat the same conditions. Pain, bleeding, emotional distress and serious injuries have been tied to vaginal mesh products [...]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth Defects and Preventable Birth Injuries The month of January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. According to the Kentucky Birth Surveillance Program (KBSR) nearly 5,000 babies are born with one or more birth defects each year and about 350 pregnancies a year end in a stillbirth in Kentucky. Tragically, babies born with a birth [...]

Report Paints Grim Picture of Dangers for Mothers Giving Birth in the U.S.

Data Shows U.S. Is Most Dangerous Place For A Mother To Give Birth According to the CDC, at least 700 women die every year from pregnancy or childbirth and 50,000 mothers suffer unimaginable injuries. Those shocking statistics support a July 2018 USA Today report that identified the U.S. as the most dangerous place to give birth [...]

Kentucky Coal Miners & Other Black Lung Victims May Lose Benefits

Kentucky Coal Miners at Risk of Losing Black Lung Benefits The U.S. Government’s Black Lung Disability Trust Fund currently pays medical bills to more than 14,000 coal miners too sick to work when there’s no liable coal company or insurer who can be held responsible. When approved for use, the fund specifically helps those suffering [...]

Pharmacy Mistakes Kill Thousands Each Year

Why You Might Want to Double-Check Your Prescription Drugs At least 1.5 million individuals are harmed from prescription errors each year. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates 7,000 deaths due to pharmacy mistakes annually. Preventable prescription drug mistakes are made when incorrect directions are given, dosages are wrong, or drug crossing interactions pose [...]

By |2018-05-14T12:38:07+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Medical Issues|0 Comments

Neck Pain After a Car Accident Could be Worse Than You Think

Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Whiplash Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are suddenly forced backward and then forward, putting the cervical spine through too fast motions and extreme, quick stresses. Most cases of whiplash occur as a result of rear-end car crashes but can also happen from a side-impact or T-bone collision. Less [...]

Kentucky is One of the Safest States for High School Athletes

Kentucky Near Top of 2017 List For Safest High School Athletes More than half of Kentucky kids are participating in athletic events and sporting activities this year and now their parents and coaches have something additional to cheer about. A University of Connecticut report ranked Kentucky as one of the safest states for high-school athletes. [...]