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Medication error leads to death, wrongful death lawsuit filed

When many people think of medication errors, they likely think of medication interactions or allergies. For some people, however, medical conditions are what dictates what they can safely take. In some cases, even common over-the-counter medications can prove deadly. Such was the case for one man who was arrested in Carter County.

Anesthesia errors can be life altering for Kentucky residents

Going into a hospital or surgical center for surgery or any procedure that involves having to go under anesthesia is something that requires putting a lot of trust in the person administering the anesthesia. While most procedures and surgeries will happen without any issues, there is always a chance that an error will be made. Those errors can be very serious. The complications from under-administering, over-administering or incorrectly administering anesthesia can be very complex. We don't want our Kentucky readers to think they have to face the results of anesthesia malpractice alone.

Can hospital mistakes lead to staph infections?

When you go to the hospital for medical care, the last thing you expect to happen is to end up with an infection that you didn't have when you were admitted. Sadly, for some hospital patients, being diagnosed with a staph infection while in the hospital is possible. This can lead to very serious complications in some people.

Understanding the Distracted Brain

Many drivers are unaware of the dangers of distracted driving. To better understand why the brain can't multitask, the National Safety Counsel has compiled more than 30 studies showing why hands-free devices are no safer. Consider the following:

How prevalent is hospital malpractice in the United States?

People who seek medical care from a hospital likely expect to receive the best care possible for their condition. Those patients don't expect to be harmed simply because they need medical care. Interestingly, some patients do suffer from harm when they seek medical care from a hospital. Our Kentucky readers might find some of this information shocking.

Failure to diagnose cancer before morcellation can be devastating

Hundreds of thousands of women will need to have myomectomies and hysterectomies, but the method used to complete these procedures can have a lasting effect on the woman's health. When most people think about these surgeries, they think of lengthy recovery times; however, some women were surprised to learn that laparoscopic surgery is sometimes possible for these procedures. That possibility is touted to have a shorter recovery time. Our readers in Kentucky might find it interesting to know that those laparoscopic procedures are now being heavily scrutinized.

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