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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.

Factors that increase the likelihood of a birth injury

Expecting a child is an exciting time. However, with that excitement can come some fear. Birth is a complicated process and there are many unknown factors at work. The potential for a birth injury scares many people as this can lead to disabilities in your child.

A birth injury is highly unlikely, but there is a chance the worst could happen. It can help to know the signs or factors that could contribute to or cause a birth injury.

Types of birth injuries

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. You will go through a range of emotions from excitement to happiness to elation to worry and to doubt. Parenting isn't easy. It can be scary to learn you will be a parent but exciting all at the same time. Many parents worry about the possibility of their baby suffering injuries at birth. We will discuss the types of birth injuries in this post.

Hypoxia is a very scary brain injury that many children suffer. It occurs when the baby does not receive enough oxygen to his or her brain. It can happen prior to birth, during the birth and even after the birth. Hypoxia can cause brain injury and even lead to cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and cognitive deficiencies if it is not treated properly.

What to do following a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky

Motor vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year across Kentucky and the entire country. They also cause millions of dollars in property damage and other claims. If you ever find yourself involved in a car crash in the Lexington area, you need to know what you should do following the crash. Follow these tips so you protect yourself after a crash.

Never leave the scene of a crash, even if you were the victim and need medical care. Emergency responders will be there within minutes to examine you and transport you to the hospital. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. Be sure you stick around and give your statement to the police.

Report: Kentucky among deadliest places for distracted driving

Everyone understands that distracted driving is dangerous. What many don’t realize yet is that laws enacted to discourage distracted driving can be effective.

An online security service recently published a report that shows that cities and states that write a lot of tickets for distracted driving have lower rates of motor vehicle crashes that result in fatalities. The analysis shows that places with a more relaxed approach to distracted driving have higher crash rates. Kentucky is among the 10 states listed as the deadliest for car crashes.

Newborn brain injuries caused by many factors

The challenges that go with a child born with a brain injury can provide a lifetime of heartbreak, sadness and frustration for a family. Most families expect the births of their children to occur without complications, but that doesn't always happen.

Brain injuries affect roughly 3 in 1,000 full-term babies born in the U.S., but only half of the cases can be attributed to oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery, according to a report published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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