August 2010

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How do I know if I have cause for a medical malpractice claim?

The best way to determine if you have cause to file a Kentucky medical malpractice claim is to discuss your case with an experienced Louisville medical malpractice lawyer. Experienced Louisville medical malpractice lawyers will not only have past case experience to draw upon when examining…

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Can I still file a medical malpractice claim if I signed a consent form?

A consent form only says you are consenting to the treatment – a consent form does not give a medical professional permission to commit medical malpractice. You are entitled to file a medical malpractice claim even if you signed a consent form. If you suffered…

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Countrywide Identity Theft Victims Win Class Action Lawsuit

August 26, 2010 – Louisville, KY – Final approval for a settlement between Countrywide Financial Corporation and millions of their customers was granted by a federal judge on August 23. The Associated Press reports that the nearly 17 million people affected in the lawsuit were…

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Wrong Site Surgery and Medical Malpractice

Surgery is a complicated, delicate process that can involve numerous members of the hospital staff from various disciplines. A patient should go into a surgical procedure confident that the doctors and nurses attending to them have a clear idea of what is to be done…

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Pre-Surgery Protocol to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery

In 2003, the Joint Commission, a non-profit patient assistance organization, introduced the Universal Pre-Surgery Protocol to help prevent wrong procedure/person and wrong site surgery. This protocol involves 3 safety checks that should be performed by every surgical team prior to incision. Pre-Procedure Verification – The…

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Wells Fargo Loses MAJOR Overdraft ruling

Wells Fargo lost a major court ruling Tuesday concerning practices related to its overdraft fees. According to court documents, a federal judge ordered Wells Fargo to pay customers $203 million in restitution for claims that it had manipulated transactions to maximize the overdraft fees it…

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