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Lexington Kentucky Personal Injury Blog

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.

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?


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