Surgical Errors that Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

Surgeons and surgical staff members are required to provide patients with a standard of care. Surgeries can result in serious or fatal injuries, but that doesn’t inherently mean that medical malpractice took place. If a surgeon or another medical staff member doesn’t provide the standard of care for a patient resulting in injuries or death, […]

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis in Kentucky? A Misdiagnosis Happens More Often Than You Think.

Misdiagnosis errors are all too common. While it is understandable that a doctor might not immediately know what a patient is suffering from due to limited symptoms and a lack of evidence, there are plenty of cases where misdiagnoses happen because the doctor simply didn’t do a good enough job evaluating the patient or because […]

What Costs Should Be Factored Into a Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence Settlement

Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice Suits Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that causes difficulty using muscles, moving around, and maintaining balance and posture. The symptoms, and severity of symptoms, that someone living with Cerebral Palsy experiences can vary greatly person to person. While some cerebral palsy cases have unknown causes, others have been […]

What Are the 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a term that encompasses the many different scenarios in which a doctor, medical professional, or healthcare worker fails to provide appropriate treatment, gives substandard treatment, or omits an appropriate action, and this leads to treatment that causes the patient to experience harm, injury, or even death. Unfortunately, these events are not rare. […]

The Most Common Causes of Malpractice Suits Against Physicians

Medical malpractice occurs when someone in a position of medical authority, such as a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professionals (anesthesiologist, dentist, chiropractor, etc.), causes harm to an individual either through negligence, omission, or purposeful action. The medical community has established standards of care that define what is and isn’t appropriate when providing medical care. […]

What Is Doctor Bias?

Summary: Some doctors hold negative or prejudiced views about their patients—either explicitly or implicitly—that can affect the care a patient receives and even lead to permanent disability and death. Forty percent of doctors admit to having some degree of bias, and 12 million patients are misdiagnosed each year. How should you proceed if you think […]

Can a Pharmacy Be Sued for Negligence in Kentucky?

Summary: Medication errors cause 1.3 million injuries each year. There are all kinds of ways that a pharmacy or pharmacist can be found negligent, from forgetting to conduct a patient review to dispensing a wrong dose or the wrong medication– and the results can be life-altering and even fatal. If your pharmacy has committed malpractice, […]

Seeking Damages for Emergency Room Fall Injuries

An emergency room is somewhere people go in the worst and most vulnerable moments of their lives. They hope to be healed and rescued — oftentimes, saved. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen in these environments and the stakes are high. Although you would think an emergency room would be the very safest place for you, ironically, […]

What Is Classified as a Catastrophic Injury in Kentucky?

When it comes to personal injuries, the severity of the injury can range from minor to catastrophic depending on the accident and circumstances. While minor injuries can be inconvenient, the sufferer is often able to heal and return to their normal life after a reasonable amount of time. Catastrophic injuries, however, are so severe that […]