Common Sources of Dental Malpractice

Posted on May. 22 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

From complex dental procedures to relatively simple teeth cleanings, we tend to trust our dentists. However, when dentists, dental assistants, or anyone else in a dental office fails to uphold an adequate standard of care, patients can sustain severe injuries. Here, we want to review some of the most common causes of dental malpractice in Kentucky. Some Mistakes Could Be Considered Malpractice As we move into a discussion of some of the common sources of dental malpractice, it is also important to point out that not everything that goes wrong during a dental procedure isn’t necessarily malpractice. Yes, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a dental
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What to Know About Lane Changing Accidents in KY

Posted on May. 10 2024 in Car Accident Information

Changing lanes may be one of the most common maneuvers drivers perform on the roadway, but it also regularly leads to accidents. Liability after a lane-changing accident can be complex, and these claims typically involve robust investigation to help victims recover the compensation they are entitled to. How Lane-Changing Accidents Occur Lane-changing accidents often occur when a driver moves from one lane to another without proper precautions. Common procedure or not, the maneuver from one lane to another is fraught with risks. Common causes of lane-changing accidents include: Failing to signal. Not using turn signals to indicate a lane change can lead to collisions with drivers who are unaware of
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Here’s What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident

Posted on Apr. 22 2024 in Car Accident Information

The scene of a car accident can be confusing and chaotic, so knowing the steps to take after these incidents occur can help bring invaluable calm and comfort to an already stressful situation. Whether you are currently at the scene of a vehicle accident or are just preparing for what you will do if one occurs, we want to offer some tips that could not only help ensure your well-being but also preserve any injury or property damage claim against another party. Step-by-Step Guide at the Scene of a Car Accident If you are at the scene of an accident right now, these steps can help preserve the integrity of
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Can a Hospital Deny Medical Treatment in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 11 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

In general, hospitals are required to provide emergency medical treatment. However, there are some situations where hospitals can deny both routine and emergency medical treatment. Here, we want to review the few circumstances where a hospital can deny treatment to individuals in Kentucky. When Does a Hospital Have to Provide Medical Care? In Kentucky, as in all states, hospitals with emergency departments are required under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to provide care to any patient needing emergency medical care, regardless of citizenship, legal status, or ability to pay. This includes stabilizing treatment for emergency medical conditions and labor and ensuring that transfers to another
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How to Document Your Kentucky Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on Mar. 21 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

If you or somebody you love has been harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be able to recover compensation. However, please understand that medical malpractice claims in Kentucky are incredibly challenging. It is crucial to thoroughly document your case, and this documentation process should start as quickly as possible after you know an injury occurs. Gather All Medical Records Securing compensation for a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky is going to revolve heavily around medical documentation. As soon as you know or suspect that you have been injured or become ill due to the negligence of a medical provider, we encourage you to start
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Six Common Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted on Mar. 5 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice lawsuits involve claims against medical providers who allegedly failed to uphold their duty of care and caused harm to a patient. These are complex claims, and many people have misconceptions about what a medical malpractice case includes. At Meinhart & Manning, PLLC, we want to review some of these misconceptions. Medical Malpractice Claims Are Always Frivolous Anyone who throws around claims that medical malpractice cases are always frivolous has never likely endured the pain and suffering associated with a medical mistake. Individuals harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional need help. They are often able to recover compensation by filing a claim against the alleged
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How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

Posted on Feb. 20 2024 in Personal Injury Cases

Individuals harmed by the negligent actions of others are often able to recover compensation, either through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. However, not every injury victim receives the maximum possible settlement, but there are certain tips we think are helpful to those who want to maintain the integrity of their claim. Seek Prompt Medical Care (And Continue Your Treatments) Individuals who sustain an injury caused by the negligent actions of other parties must seek prompt medical treatment. First and foremost, this treatment is necessary for your health and well-being. Even if you do not feel much harm right away, the
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What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Kentucky

Posted on Jan. 22 2024 in Car Accident Information

Uber and Lyft are well-known companies across the country now, including here in Kentucky. Many residents and visitors in the Commonwealth use rad share services as convenient ways to get from point A to point B, but rideshare accidents do occur. Here, we want to discuss some of the first steps individuals can take if they are involved in a Lyft or Uber accident in Kentucky. Check for Injuries Immediately after the accident, assess if you or anyone else involved has sustained any injuries. Safety should always be your primary concern. If there are injuries, call 911 right away to get medical assistance. Even if injuries seem minor, it is
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What Is Discovery in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on Jan. 16 2024 in Personal Injury Cases

Going through the personal injury claims process can seem daunting. For most individuals, this is not something they do every day, so hearing the terminology associated with personal injuries may be confusing. One of the words you should be familiar with is “discovery.” The discovery process is an important aspect of personal injury claims, as it allows all parties involved to examine the available evidence and the ability to take depositions from witnesses. Typical Steps During the Discovery Process The official discovery process covers several things that could occur during a personal injury claim. In general, we will see four separate steps, which include: 1) Interrogatories Interrogatories are documents that
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What Are Common Birth Injuries to Mothers?

Posted on Jan. 3 2024 in Birth Injury

Women can sustain serious injuries during the childbirth process. In some cases, these injuries are a natural and unavoidable aspect of giving birth, but there are times when mothers sustain injuries in childbirth caused by the careless or negligent actions of medical providers. Here, we want to discuss some common birth injuries mothers sustain, and we encourage you to contact a trusted Louisville birth injury lawyer if you have any questions about your particular situation. 1. Perineal Tears One of the most common injuries during vaginal delivery is a perineal tear. These tears can range from minor (first-degree) to severe (fourth-degree), potentially involving muscles and the anal sphincter. The severity
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