What Happens If Your Child Has an Injury During a Home Birth?

Posted on Sep. 14 2023 in Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice Cases

According to information available from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, approximately 700 to 800 children are born in this state each year in locations other than regular hospitals. This includes births that occur at home. However, what happens if a child sustains an injury during a delivery at home? Who, if anybody, could be held liable for the child’s injuries? Here, we want to discuss home birth child injury liability. We strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney if you have any questions or concerns about a home birth you have been involved in. Are Home Births Legal in Kentucky? Home birth is legal in
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Informed Consent and Medical Malpractice

Posted on Sep. 1 2023 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Patients have a right to know and understand any medical procedures a doctor or another medical professional recommends. Before any type of medical procedure, patients must give their informed consent unless they are otherwise unable to do so due to an incapacitation. Here, we want to discuss what informed consent means as well as what happens if a medical professional fails to obtain informed consent before carrying out a procedure. What Does Informed Consent Mean? According to the American Medical Association (AMA), patients have the right to “receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care.” The process of informed consent is
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