February 2014

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My mother recently lost her battle with cancer. Her doctors found it at a very late stage, and said that there was nothing they could do. Could they be responsible for a KY thyroid cancer misdiagnosis?

It’s possible. Although your mother’s doctors may have treated her condition as best they could, there are a number of tests that could have diagnosed her in the early stages of the disease. Here are a few things her doctors should have done to avoid…

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415 Kentucky Medical Malpractice Claims Resolved in 2012

We don’t know what happened to all of the Kentucky medical malpractice (or their survivors) who filed claims in 2012. We don’t know how many of them suffered lifelong injuries and we don’t know how many of them died. Here Is What We Do Know…

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Undiagnosed Thyroid Disorder Contributes to Early Death for KY Women

If you’re a woman over 35, you’re probably not too concerned over the fact that you may have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder. While you may suffer some unpleasant side effects, it’s hardly a fatal condition—and you have so many other things to worry about, right?…

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What is Kentucky’s graduated license law? Why do we have it?

In 1996, Kentucky’s graduated license law was passed to try to reduce the number of Kentucky teens who die in car accidents every year. Some of the main points of Kentucky’s graduated license law include: A zero tolerance policy for minors who drink and drive….

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Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Increase Significantly

A new study has been released about how often pot may be involved in fatal car accidents. The study, completed by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health report that the number of fatal car crashes involving pot have increased significantly over the…

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3 Steps Your Doctor Could Have Taken to Prevent a Pikeville Brain Injury Death

Head trauma is one of the most serious injuries a person will ever face. Patients often arrive at the emergency room unconscious, leaving their fates in the hands of whichever doctors are on staff that day. Unfortunately for many head injury victims, a visit that…

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