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Archive: Medical Malpractice

Understanding the Key Point to Prove After a Medical Malpractice Injury

Medical Malpractice Key Point

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has filed a complaint against a physician who was found liable for the death of a baby boy earlier this year, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the osteopath, John P. Short, improperly placed an endotracheal tube in the infant and failed to monitor him…

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“Botched” Pediatric Surgery May Be Medical Malpractice

A surgical error can lead to a claim of medical malpractice in Kentucky. And while some hospitals are open and forthcoming when mistakes occur, others seem to be less so. A recent investigative report focused on one Kentucky hospital where cases of pediatric heart surgery went awry – but parents were allegedly not fully informed…

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Botched Diagnoses, Drug Errors Lead to Malpractice Lawsuits

Misdiagnosing a patient’s health is a leading cause of medical malpractice in Kentucky and nationally, according to a new international study. The research – published in July in BMJ Open and featured in a CBS News report – found that two-thirds of all malpractice claims involve a botched medical diagnosis by a primary care physician….

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Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Prescription Error

Every year, 700,000 people are rushed to emergency rooms and 120,000 are hospitalized because of prescription drug errors in Kentucky and nationally. Many of these victims will die. The family of a 16-year-old girl who died from an alleged negligent prescription of birth control pills has sued the Stanford medical clinic where the pills were…

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Top 4 Causes of Radiology Malpractice in Kentucky

The most common cause of radiology malpractice in Kentucky and other states is diagnostic error, a new study reveals. Breast cancer, non-spinal fractures, spinal fractures, lung cancer, and vascular disease were the most frequently missed diagnoses, according to research published in the February issue of Radiology. The study examined medical malpractice data for 8,401 radiologists…

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