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Driving safely on dark rural roads

Winter driving is always accompanied by the possibility of driving in darkness. Whether you commute in the early or later hours of the day or drive frequently, the chances of driving before or after the sun is up are likely from November to March.

For those frequently driving on rural roads, driving in the dark can be risky. Rural roads across Kentucky can have little light, a lack of barriers and more difficult terrain to navigate.

Birth asphyxia is preventable in some cases

Women who experience normal pregnancies can have abnormal deliveries. One of the serious complications that can arise for the baby is birth asphyxia.

Birth asphyxia is defined as a lack of blood flow or oxygen reaching the baby's brain. It occurs when the baby's brain, as well as other organs, are deprived of oxygen before, during or immediately after birth. As a result, acids – which are waste products – accumulate in the cells, which is damaging to the baby.

If you suspect nursing home neglect

If you suspect that your loved one has been neglected while in the hands of a caretaker, it is important to contact the authorities quickly to be sure justice is served.

It is a tragically common truth that your loved ones may be neglected while they are most vulnerable. We trust caretakers to be professional and courteous towards those in their care, but if they are not, you may be the last to know.

Kentucky mother victim of fatal hit-and-run crash

A hard-working mother of two was killed recently when she was hit by a car as she walked home for her job at a poultry processing plant.

The fatal crash occurred in Graves County in Western Kentucky.

Has your doctor made an error? A Kentucky attorney can help

Most Kentucky residents undoubtedly have heard this expression: "Physician, heal thyself."

It dates back to the sixth century BC and also showed up in Greek drama, but it easily applies to today. For doctors to best treat patients, they have to take care of themselves.

Kentucky patients describe poor surgical outcomes, blame doctor

A Kentucky orthopedic surgeon is facing a number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed by patients who contend his treatment made their conditions worse than they were before he treated them.

Patients told television station WKYT their stories. One woman said he performed three shoulder surgeries, each one leaving her in pain. Another woman underwent three knee surgeries, each one also leaving her in pain. Another woman needs knee reconstruction to repair damage from the surgery the doctor performed. One woman said her ankle hasn't been right since her surgery.

2 Kentucky teens killed, 2 injured in crash

Two teenagers were killed and two others suffered injuries characterized as life-threatening after the car they were riding in was struck by a car being pursued by police in Hardin County, Kentucky.

An 18-year-old man was driving three of his friends home from a school-related party one recent evening when the crash occurred. The young man, from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and a 17-year-old passenger were pronounced dead on the site. Two other passengers, both juveniles, were taken to Norton Children's Hospital.

Kentucky woman claims doctors botched surgery

A woman who worked for 20 years at the University of Kentucky Hospital is suing her former employer for medical malpractice.

Also named in the suit, which is pending in Fayette County Court, are several doctors and a nurse who treated the 45-year-old woman. She contends surgeons severed the tubes required for urinating.

4-year-old killed in crash outside Kentucky football stadium

A 4-year-old boy died after he was struck by an allegedly drunk driver outside of a University of Kentucky football game.

The driver, an 18-year-old Kentucky student, has been charged with DUI; his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 26.


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