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July 2019 Archives

What are signs of nursing home negligence?

It's difficult to help an aging parent transition to fully-assisted living. You may have researched nursing homes in your area for months before choosing a particular facility. Even after your parent has settled into a new residence, you might still feel anxious and worried about the quality of care. It's understandable as there are many nursing home negligence incidents in Kentucky and elsewhere.

If your Kentucky surgeon causes you to suffer injury

There are any number of issues that cause you to need surgery. Knowing that you have a skilled, experienced surgeon to handle your situation definitely helps alleviate stress. If he or she has a good bedside manner, it's even better. The bottom line is that you have a right to reasonably expect your surgeon, nurses, scrub technicians and other members of your medical team to provide high-quality care in a manner that keeps you as safe as possible before, during and after surgery.

Medication mistakes often linked to electronic records

When people in Kentucky go into the hospital, they want to be able to rely on their doctors to provide accurate, precise care to treat their illnesses. However, some people may wind up even more seriously injured than before due to physician errors or medical mistakes. One of the most common types of injury suffered due to a health care provider's negligence is a medication injury. As electronic health records, or EHRs, have become more prominent in the industry, many providers and patients have complained about issues with service and safety linked to these records.

Changes in driving time limits for truckers

The Department of Transportation plans to change its regulations concerning the number of hours that drivers of commercial trucks in Kentucky and the rest of the United States are allowed to be behind the wheel. The trucking industry has long advocated for a relaxation of the working limits established by federal rules for truckers. Safety advocates assert that loosening the regulations will cause safety hazards caused by tired drivers.

More DUI crash deaths on July Fourth than any other major holiday

The Fourth of July, even more than Christmas, New Year's or Thanksgiving, sees the highest number of DUI-related fatalities in Kentucky and across the U.S. A total of 1,192 people died in drunk driving crashes during this holiday from 2010 to 2017. It turns out Memorial Day is the second deadliest major U.S. holiday with 1,105 people dying in those same eight years.

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