6 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice. Medical industry standards do not expect physicians to make correct diagnoses 100% of the time, but they do expect doctors to follow a certain protocol for the most accurate conclusions. A physician’s neglect to listen to symptoms, recommend tests, or refer the patient to a specialist could result in preventable medical misdiagnosis. Although a negligent physician can misdiagnose virtually any condition, some ailments lead to misdiagnosis more often than others. Cancer Diagnosing cancer can be difficult because of the range of symptoms that can come with the disease. Symptoms can vary according to the type of cancer, its severity, and the individual
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Famous Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on Mar. 18 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

A Comprehensive Look at Medical Malpractice Suits and Notable Cases Medical malpractice cases can take on many forms, with multiple causes and a wide variety of results. Often, medical malpractice cases gain notoriety, either for the persons involved in the suit, or the unusual circumstances leading up to them. Here are some notable medical malpractice cases that have happened throughout the years. Although most come with an incredible story, all of them carry a common thread: many of these payouts would not have happened were it not for the efforts of a skilled attorney with decades of experience in personal injury and malpractice law. Basic Statistics for Medical Malpractice Cases Medical
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2016 Medical Malpractice Roundup

Posted on Feb. 9 2017 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Here’s a frightening statistic: More than 250,000 people die each year in the United States because of medical errors. According to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes outrank the official third-leading cause of death — respiratory disease — among Americans. The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t give medical errors their own category on death certificates, although the problem is significant. If you’ve reached this page because you or someone you know has suffered a Louisville personal injury caused by malpractice, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Research has found that just 1 percent of U.S. doctors are at fault in a third of
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Stryker Hip Replacement Issues

Posted on Oct. 14 2016 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Severe pain, metal poisoning, lost mobility and noticeable shortening of limbs are among the adverse effects behind a potential hip replacement recall. The LFIT CoCr V40 Head, made by Stryker Orthopaedics, is a hip implant component that replaces a patient’s femoral head that connects with the hip joint socket. The LFIT — or Low Friction Ion Treatment — Anatomic head appears to be defective and may soon be subject to recall. If you’ve experienced a personal injury in Louisville due to a defective Styker hip replacement, contact our experienced team today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You deserve to be compensated for your pain. Corrosion, Fracturing
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Failure to Communicate Change in Condition

Posted on Jul. 13 2015 in Medical Malpractice Cases

One of the skills people most like to highlight in their resume is “good communication skills.” This is something that is almost always sought after because when a person truly has these skills it can make a big difference when it comes to the quality of work they will be able to do, their ability to limit and manage stressful situations, and even improve the dynamic of relationships. If you’ve reached our page because you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury, contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Communication Between Medical Professionals Failing to communicate important information, especially when it comes to
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Off-label Use of Bone Graft Substitutes

Posted on Jan. 30 2015 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical products which are manufactured and sold for one application can be used by physicians for other purposes. This “off-label” use is perfectly legal. It relies on the medical judgment of the responsible physician for safety. But there’s a possible danger as well – because the product hasn’t been tested for that specific use, a physician may not be aware of the dangers. This is why the FDA issues warnings to the medical community when it finds out about misuse. The current Food and Drug Administration warning concerns an off-label use for bone graft substitutes. We usually think of bone as a desiccated, rock-like material, more like porcelain than a
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Possible Medical Malpractice Reform in Kentucky

Posted on Sep. 11 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Kentucky is soon to decide what is proving to be an extremely hotly contested election. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, is facing off against Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, for McConnell’s Senate seat, and the campaign has been muckraking, to say the least. It is extremely close, and there are a few hot-button issues that are serving to set voters on one side or the other. The issue of medical malpractice reform has come up again and again in the media, and has the potential to polarize voters. Current State of Medical Malpractice in Kentucky As it stands right now, the current climate for medical malpractice in
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Advanced Maternal Age of a Mother: A Risk Factor?

Posted on Sep. 9 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

In this day and age, women are having children a bit later in life. While this is obviously a choice individual to each woman, more science is coming to light which indicates that having children slightly later on in life may carry risks with it. It is important to be aware of the risk factors so you can make an informed decision. Possible Risks of Childbirth at an Older Age There is a lot of fearmongering, but it is entirely possible, and even probable, that a baby born to a mother over the age of 35 will be perfectly healthy. That said, the risks are real. The most common birth
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Cephalohematoma: Signs & Symptoms

Posted on Aug. 26 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

When a child is born with problems, the first reaction of most parents is, quite understandably, fear. Confusion can reign supreme, with concern over their child’s quality of life eclipsing any and all other matters. However, if your baby has been injured, rather than born with a disability, seeking redress may help your family financially and emotionally. One of the most common birth injuries which can provoke later complications is called a cephalohematoma, or swelling at the top and back of the head. What Is Cephalohematoma? A cephalohematoma is a swelling, usually from a minor internal hemorrhage, between the skull and the membrane covering it. Blood collects there due to
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Cancer Clinic Settles Chemotherapy Duration Claim for $3.7 Million

Posted on Jul. 11 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

An Elizabethtown cancer clinic accused of extending patients’ chemotherapy sessions so it could make more money has agreed to pay a $3.7 million settlement to resolve the claims against it. Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology PLC and its owners were accused of extending the length of chemotherapy infusion treatments and improperly billing for office visits for those treatments so they could obtain larger reimbursements from government insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and the military’s TRICARE program. The owners, Dr. Rafik Ur Raman and Dr. Yusef K. Deshmukh, are also under investigation by the Kentucky Medical Board. The settlement highlights how easily unsuspecting patients can be subjected to unnecessary procedures by doctors who
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