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How do I prove fault in a medical malpractice case?

Do you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice? Sadly, this is a common occurrence even with the training and technology available today. Medical malpractice can occur in various ways, including surgical errors, failure to prescribe medication, prescribing the wrong medication and many others. So, how do you prove fault in a medical malpractice case?

For any medical malpractice case to move forward, there needs to be the perception that the medical professional in question acted negligently towards the patient, which ultimately led to the issue. To prove negligence, you need to show the following:

  • The medical professional owed the patient some sort of duty of care
  • The medical professional deviated from the standard of care, which led to the duty of care being broken
  • There is a connection between the deviation from the standard of care and the injury to the patient
  • The patient suffered an injury

What to do if you come across a drunk driver

Driving is a dangerous enough task when you are around thousands of other drivers who might not be as safe as you. To make matters worse, drunk drivers are all over the roads of Lexington, Kentucky. When you think you are near a drunk driver, you need to know the steps to take to keep yourself safe and report them to the authorities.

If you spot a suspected drunk driver, you need to move your vehicle away from it as safely as possible. This means that you should either slow your speed, change lanes or remove yourself from the roadway as soon as possible if the suspected drunk driver continues.

Typical compensation awarded for birth injuries

When you are pregnant, it is supposed to be the most exciting time in your life. If the birth of your baby is difficult and results in birth injuries, your life will be turned upside down. Your child could have one of many injuries that require lengthy treatment and rehabilitation. These treatments could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. For parents in this situation, it's important to understand the typical compensation awarded for birth injuries.

One type of compensation you might be able to recover if your child suffered birth injuries at the hand of the doctor is that of loss of earnings capacity. This is compensation for the child's inability to work or earn a living once they reach working age because of their injuries or disabilities.

5 tips to safety navigate wet road conditions

While expected, summer afternoon showers can do more than place a damper on the day. Rain increases the chances of a serious motor vehicle accident and places drivers at risk.

Fortunately, drivers can take steps to decrease their chances of an accident. Do you know how to safely navigate wet roadways?

How do I preserve accident scene evidence?

Obtaining your driver's license is a major life milestone. Even though you are excited at the prospect of legally driving, you need to temper that excitement so you aren't distracted behind the wheel.

It's important for drivers of all experience levels to know how to handle themselves on an accident scene. So, how do you preserve the evidence at a car crash?

Tips for tracking car accident medical expenses

If you are ever involved in a car accident in Lexington, Kentucky, it's important to know how you should track all of the medical expenses directly related to the crash. Some might think that this is not important because they believe insurance will just pay for it. You can never be too careful when it comes to your medical care and you should be reimbursed for every cent, especially if you were not at-fault in the crash.

The minute you receive medical attention is when you should begin tracking your expenses, even if your health insurance policy kicks in and covers the costs of appointments, tests, surgeries or anything else you require. You need to create a file for bills, receipts from co-payments, insurance statements and anything else that involves finances.

Potential signs of medical malpractice in Kentucky

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that affects thousands of people in Kentucky and around the country each year. It can lead to patients suffering extensive injuries, extended illnesses and even death. You need to know the warning signs of potential medical malpractice so you can be on the lookout if you are scheduled for surgery or another medical procedure.

Did a surgeon leave a medical tool in you during surgery? This is a common medical malpractice issue that can lead to very serious injuries. Patients have had sponges, knives and other items left inside them when closed up after being operated on by a surgeon.

How do I safely drive near trucks and buses in Kentucky?

When you get behind the wheel in Lexington, Kentucky, you will be faced with a lot of danger. The road is a dangerous place for even the most experienced of drivers. When you add in distracted drivers, drunk drivers, large trucks, buses and motorcycles, you have a recipe for disaster. Accidents happen everyday in Kentucky. Here's how you can drive safely near large vehicles.

It's important to always remember that large trucks and buses have quite a few blindspots. These spots are on either side of the vehicle and in the back. Take this note: If you cannot see the driver of the vehicle in its side mirrors, the driver cannot see your vehicle.

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