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Medical Malpractice

A close look at birth injuries to babies

Birth injuries happen to both mothers and newborns. When it comes to babies, most arrive in a healthy state and have no significant injuries. For a variety of reasons, however, some newborns have injuries related to the birth process; occasionally these injuries...

How common are surgical errors?

Even the most routine of surgical procedures comes with some risks, but patients should feel confident when going under the knife. Unfortunately, the negligence of surgeons and other medical professionals can lead to devastating injury and even death. But how common...

Improving communication with your doctor

When you visit your doctor in Kentucky, your well-being relies on the combined vigilance of both you and those involved in your care. At the forefront of a healthy relationship with your doctor is effective communication. If you feel uncomfortable communicating with...

The truth about medical error reporting

The golden rule for doctors is to first do no harm. While they may not always be able to cure a patient, medical personnel should certainly strive to not make them worse. Unfortunately, whether through negligence, distraction, poor processes or lack of communication,...