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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. [...]

Kentucky Ranks at the Bottom in Long-Term Care Services

Kentucky Hits The Bottom in AARP Report Card For Long-Term Care Services A national review from AARP ranked Kentucky at the bottom of the scorecard when it comes to providing long-term services and support for seniors and people with disabilities. Kentucky is ranked 50th (neighboring Indiana is listed dead last) reporting that the state is [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:35:55+00:00July 17th, 2017|Medical Issues|0 Comments

American Heart Month Highlights Risk of Misdiagnosis

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH February has long been celebrated as a month to raise awareness about heart health, yet Kentucky has the 8th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country, with latest statistics showing nearly 10,000 annual deaths from the often-preventable-disease. NEW REPORT SAYS WOMEN OFTEN UNDIAGNOSED WITH HEART DISEASE, HEART ATTACK [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:35:58+00:00February 6th, 2017|Medical Issues, Medical Negligence|0 Comments