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List of Kentucky Hospitals Graded A to F

Across any 48 hours, more than 500 people will die from hospital errors, delays in diagnosis, injuries, adverse events, treatment mistakes, and infections. Nearly a third of all patients admitted to a hospital are a victim of some sort of preventable medical error related injury, and there is a 1 in 25 chance of leaving the hospital [...]

Overworked Doctors & Nurses Cause Serious Medical Mistakes

  Key Points of This Article An October 2019 report shows about one-third to one-half of nurses and doctors in the US are suffering from record-breaking burnout. Medical worker burnout is a top contributor to medical errors due to a stressed physical, mental, and emotional state caused by chronic overwork. Patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, patient [...]

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Key Points from This Article 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and an estimated 41,760 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. in 2019. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, and many women are unable to work at all due to treatment. Social [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:54:22+00:00October 14th, 2019|Disability, Medical Issues|0 Comments

High School Football Players At Risk Of Serious Brain Injuries

Key Points Individuals who have had one concussion are more likely to have repeated head injuries that may be mild or severe and result in long-term degenerative brain diseases such as CTE. Researchers believe that repetitive head trauma is likely the cause of CTE in football players and injuries have been documented to start in child [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:47:55+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Brain Injury, Medical Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]