Without a doubt, Kentucky's hospitals are just as busy as many others throughout the country. Emergency room personnel do what they can, but can still make mistakes. An emergency room misdiagnosis could cause your serious harm or even cost you your life.
Our firm has seen first-hand the devastating effect of medical malpractice. When doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, pharmacists and other medical professionals make mistakes, patients' lives are literally on the line. We've helped victims and grieving loved ones pick up the pieces after birth injuries, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesiology errors and pediatric malpractice cause upheaval. Our efforts have helped recover compensation, bring about systemic change in medical facilities and give families closure.
Of course, not all of them do, but many post-surgical infections begin with a mistake either during or after surgery. Even relatively healthy Kentucky patients could contract a serious or deadly infection after a surgery.
You entrusted your child to a Kentucky doctor. Later, you found out that trust was misplaced. You want to file a pediatric malpractice claim, but first, you need to know whether the doctor violated the standard of care. The answer to that question in many cases is not a simple one.
What should have been a joyous time in a couple's life quickly turned to pain and grief. Now, the couple's child will grow up without a mother due to an emergency room misdiagnosis. Her husband, who is not from Kentucky, recently received a verdict awarding him more than $20.6 million for the injustice that led to his wife's untimely and unnecessary death.
EpiPens have been in the news lately, and not for their life-saving properties. From accusations of price gouging to a recall in Singapore over concerns regarding defects, the device has been getting a lot of flak over improprieties and more. Now, there's more potentially bad press on the horizon as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has accused Pfizer, which manufactures the product for the drugmaker Mylan, of failing to properly investigate accusations of malfunctioning EpiPens, according to a recent story by the New York Times.
Few things are more natural than pregnancy. A woman's body knows what to do, and for the vast majority of women here in Kentucky and around the world, their pregnancies are uneventful -- medically speaking. A certain percentage of women encounter difficulties that put the lives of both mother and child in jeopardy, however. If those conditions are not treated swiftly and efficiently, birth injuries to either or both could occur.
While many strides have been made over the years in treating prostate cancer, it still remains that number two cause of death in men. Because of this, many who are diagnosed may automatically opt for surgery and chemotherapy, rather than just monitoring the size of a cancerous tumor and treating it when it becomes dangerous.
Medical personnel who tend to Kentucky's children must meet certain standards of care. They often make decisions that affect the lives of their young patients. If those decisions turn out to be mistakes, severe harm or even death could follow. Under these circumstances, parents may be entitled to file pediatric malpractice claims.