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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 [...]

Determining If Your Child’s Birth Injury Could Have Been Prevented

Key Points of This Article: Many birth injuries and traumas to newborns are predictable and largely preventable, according to the March of Dimes. Obstetricians who are negligent in identifying potential issues before delivery, fail to act swiftly in an emergency, choose to administer dangerous drugs or use delivery tools when not appropriate cause most preventable birth [...]

By |2020-01-06T13:02:13+00:00January 6th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence|0 Comments

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 [...]

Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know

Synopsis According to a 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine comprehensive study on medical errors, negligent lapses in patient care result in 250,000 deaths each year and remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical professionals should be held responsible for permanent injuries or fatalities made to patients through surgical errors, missed and delayed [...]

What You Should Know About Medical Negligence

Bad Doctors Can Continue to Practice with History of Medical Negligence Information about medical professionals who had to surrender their medical license because of unprofessional conduct such as sexual assault, medical malpractice and medical negligence, or prescription abuse while practicing in another state other than Kentucky may not be disclosed to local health systems and [...]

By |2019-03-05T02:09:46+00:00February 27th, 2019|Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

A Look Back on Some of Our Top Blogs of 2018

Top Personal Injury Advice and Accident Prevention Tips of 2018 Our team has been busy welcoming in the New Year! But not before we had the chance to reflect back on what our blog readers and friends via our social communities had to say about the most helpful information and tips we have been sharing [...]

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 [...]

What Are the Four Requirements to Prove Medical Negligence in Kentucky?

Misdiagnosis is a Common Type of Medical Negligence A recent report from the medical liability insurer, Coverys, analyzed more than 10,500 closed medical liability claims from 2013-2017 and found that misdiagnoses are the root of nearly one-third of all medical liability claims. Additional conclusions showed: 53 percent of diagnosis-related claims include risk management issues involving [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:47:56+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Injury Prevention Tips for Kentucky High School Athletes

Child Athlete Safety Checklist Sports injury occurs when excessive stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. And, although a University of Connecticut report has ranked Kentucky as one of the safest states for high-school athletes, there are still several important injury prevention tips that can help parents (and Kentucky coaches) promote a safe sports [...]