Patients often get transferred between several departments within a hospital or from one health care facility to another during the course of their treatment for an injury or illness. It's not unusual for a person who has been seriously injured in a car crash to go from an emergency department to an intensive care unit (ICU) to surgery to a hospital room and then perhaps to a rehabilitation facility.
Medical errors are among the leading causes of death in this country. Many of our readers likely have heard this before. However, "medical errors" is a pretty broad term.
When you're in the hospital, whether it's for a same-day procedure or an extended stay, you're cared for by a team of medical professionals. It may seem like an ever-changing group, and you may lose track of who was doing what.
No matter how experienced a doctor is, medical mistakes sometimes happen. And when a patient suuffers an injury because of the error, a medical malpractice case could be justified. But just how does a patient prove that a doctor failed to meet the proper standard of care?
We turn to doctors in times to make us better. But what happens when we feel worse?
When you are considering having a medical procedure, it is your doctor's responsibility to present all the information you need to make a decision about whether to proceed.
Expectant parents will tell you all they want is a healthy baby.
For those of us who have children, there's no worse feeling than when one of our kids has spiked a high fever, has been feeling ill for days on end or has reported dizziness that just won't go away.
Most Kentucky residents undoubtedly have heard this expression: "Physician, heal thyself."
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.