January 2011

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In Kentucky, Why are Medication Errors a Nurse’s Worst Nightmare?

According to a nurse who authored an article about her terrible experience dealing with a medication error she made when she gave a Tylenol #4 rather than a Tylenol #3 while working in the surgery department of a hospital, she recalls how upset she was…

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$142.1 Million Awarded in False Drug Marketing Case Against Drug Maker Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer), the world’s largest pharmaceutical drugmaker manufacturer, was recently ordered to pay over $142 million in damages because of its illegal marketing of its epilepsy drug Neurontin. To date, there are more than 300 lawsuits against Pfizer for claims that involve accusations that…

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Why are prescription errors in Kentucky increasing?

Why are prescription mistakes on the rise in Kentucky? The statistics are alarming. Kentucky ranks high on the list of states experiencing and increase in medication errors. While most prescription errors are usually caught in time, some unfortunately are not. Often times, a simple mistake…

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Paralyzed Musician Awarded $6.2 Million Due to Pool Accident

A former musician, who became paralyzed due to a pool party accident in 2005, was awarded $6.2 million by a jury that determined the apartment complex premise owner was mostly liable for failing to close the dangerous swimming pool or to warn guests of water…

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Car Crash Involving Horse and 3 Drivers Results in Deaths

A woman from Estill County, Kentucky died, and two other people were injured, as a result of a car accident involving a horse that was standing in the road known as KY 52, near Irvine. According to the Estill County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:30…

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State Inspection Report: 18% to 20% of Kentucky Nursing Homes Have 10 or More Deficiences

According to recent data obtained by Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform, via Open Records Request, among the 109 nursing homes facilities of Kentucky that were inspected by state inspectors during the third quarter of last year, up to 20% of nursing homes were determined to…

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