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Amputated penis leads to hospital malpractice lawsuit

Placing your trust in doctors is something that many people do on a daily basis. Most people trust that the extensive training these medical professional receive has taught them how to save lives and treat medical conditions without causing more harm to the patient. When any medical professional makes a mistake, it can lead to lasting effects for the patient. When the medical professional makes an error in the operating room, a patient's life can be forever changed. Kentucky readers might be interested in knowing about a case in which an unauthorized procedure in the operating room has taken away a vital part of the patient's anatomy.

Jury finds for complainant in failure to diagnose case

When someone is injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, he or she has the option to seek compensation. This means going to court to file the claim for compensation. While some claims are settled out of court, others go before a jury. When a jury makes an award determination, the complainant might feel some sense of relief. For one woman, that relief is likely to be short lived, as the defendant is likely to appeal the verdict.

Risk of birth injury higher at military hospitals

Kentucky military members may want to look at their health care options when they or their significant others become pregnant. Even though military hospitals assist in the labor and delivery of at least 50,000 babies every year, these babies face double the risk of suffering from a birth injury when compared to civilian hospitals.

Failure to diagnose cancer leads to death, jury issues award

When people begin to exhibit signs of an illness, they might seek treatment for those symptoms. There is a general expectation that doctors will diagnose the cause of the symptoms and treat the cause accordingly. In a perfect world, that series of events would occur whenever someone needs medical care. We don't, however, live in a perfect world and medical professionals sometimes make errors that lead to dire consequences. Kentucky readers might like to know about a recent award made by a jury in another state pertaining to a woman's death.

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