Hospitals Must Invest in Safe Injection Practices

Posted on May. 23 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

In recent months, a number of cases of medical malpractice around the country have been linked to unsafe injection practices. In 2009, there was a hepatitis A outbreak in Nevada that was linked to the inappropriate use of drug vials, which led to widespread contamination and infections. Often, medical personnel may be prompted to use cut corners when they administer injections, and this can place patients at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched the One and Only campaign, which is aimed at increasing awareness among both nurses as well as patients about safe injection practices. According to the CDC, since 1999, more than 125,000 persons have been
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Child Safety Seats and Passenger Safety

Posted on May. 22 2014 in Car Accident Information

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises on child passenger safety by giving National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics on the injuries that may occur when a child is not safely belted or seated in a car. Child Safety Seats Not Installed Properly According to the statistics, over 90 % of child safety seats in the United States are installed incorrectly. When used properly, child safety seats are 71 % effective in reducing infant fatalities, 67 % effective in reducing the need for hospitalization, and 54 % effective in reducing fatalities for children ages 1 to 4. Kentucky has a booster seat law.  Senate Bill 120 requires children younger than 7 and between
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Jury Awards Man Injured by Commercial Truck More than $12 Million

Posted on May. 21 2014 in Car Accident Information

Marlin Michael Bradway arrived at the Birds Eye facility in Walworth County, Wisconsin Feb. 6, 2009. Birds Eye Foods is a company that has product lines encompassing, fruits, vegetables, canned meals and snacks. The company markets its products to food retail stores nationwide. Bradway was not an employee of Birds Eye per se, but worked for a company that Birds Eye hired to service their loading docks. Bradway Arrives at Birds Eye Facility Upon his arrival, Bradway observed a Frozen Food Express trailer and truck parked at one of the loading docks that he was hired to inspect. Prior to beginning his inspection, Bradway ensured that the trailer and truck
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Tenants & Landlords Liable for Dog Bites Says KY Supreme Court

Posted on May. 19 2014 in Personal Injury Cases

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently reached a decision, which now makes a landlord liable if a tenant’s dog attacks someone on the leased premises. In the plurality opinion, it was determined by that court that the landlord would be considered the statutory owner of the dog if the landlord agreed that the dog could be kept on their leased premises. What does this recent ruling mean in regards to dog attacks on rental property? Under the new statues, the landlord takes responsibility of a dog when they allow a tenant to have the dog on or about their property. In order to be considered “on or about” the leased property,
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Shaping Body Curves with Lethal Injections

Posted on May. 15 2014 in Personal Injury Cases

With the increased popularity of sexy curves (think Beyonce. J. Lo, or Jessica Biel), savvy women are fully aware of the advantages that a seductive derrière delivers when it comes to attracting men. In a 2010 New Jersey case, a model named Anivia Cruz-Dilworth, was arrested and charged with administering toxic silicone calk buttock boosting injections to six women. The women ended up seeking medical attention and some required surgery according to the Newark based Star-Ledger newspaper. A judge threw out the case because any law that Cruz-Dilworth had broken was not specified in the indictment. Minerva Rodriguez was interested in a buttock augmentation. She contacted an unlicensed individual who
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Spotting and Dealing With Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Posted on May. 7 2014 in Personal Injury Cases

One of the most difficult decisions we will ever have to make is whether or not to put our parents or grandparents into a skilled nursing facility. Once that decision has been made however, we expect our loved ones to receive proper care and treatment while under the care of the medical staff. Kentucky Elder Abuse Statistics A release of data from Kentucky Elder Abuse Committee outlining their findings showed that nearly 17,000 reports of potential abuse were reported in 2012. Unfortunately, more than 7,500 of these reports had merit. The most common cases included: Caretaker neglect – more than 340 seniors were neglected by their caretakers Exploitation – the
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