Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice, a Leading Cause of Death in Kentucky?

Patients in emergency situations often have no choice about what hospital they are transported to, but those who are undergoing planned surgeries for heart conditions or otherwise seeking treatment for cancer or serious medical conditions have the opportunity to research hospitals in advance and may have a choice about where they undergo care. If you or a loved one is planning any procedure in a hospital, Medical Malpractice lawyers in Louisville, KY believe it is essential for patients to understand the risks and be aware of the high number of fatal medical mistakes occurring each year. Medical errors have long been a concern for patients, with studies as far back as 1998 estimating that around 98,000 people were killed each year because of preventable medical errors in hospitals. Now, however, new data indicates that the risk of death to due hospital negligence may be far greater than previously believed.  […]

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Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers -- the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged pressure on the skin that's in contact with a bed or wheelchair. Bedsores are painful, take a long [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse|Comments Off on Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention