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Colorectal Surgical Site Infection

More than 14% of patients who go to the hospital for a colorectal procedure suffer a surgical site infection after surgery. Surgical site infections can be dangerous and life threatening, but there may be effective ways to reduce the risk, according to the results of…

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Hospital Medical Mistake Reporting Before Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association are appealing the ruling of a Kentucky court to the Kentucky Supreme Court. At issue is the scope of a provision in the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 which would protect hospitals…

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Hospitals Face Fines for Deadly Medication Mistakes

Hospitals in Kentucky and other states may be more motivated to take medical safety more seriously with the news that more than a dozen hospitals in California now face heavy fines for deadly medical errors over the past year, including medication mistakes.   A recent article…

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Screwdriver Lodged in Patient’s Digestive System

Jessamine County, KY – June 5, 2012 – According to WKYT, a lawsuit has been filed against a dentist after an x-ray showed that a dental screwdriver was lodged in a patient’s digestive system. The 71-year-old victim was having work done on her dentures, when…

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Nearly 1 in 4 Surgeons are in Malpractice Litigation

According to a report from the New York Times, nearly 1 in 4 surgeons are in the midst of medical malpractice litigation. The Journal of the American College of Surgeons recently surveyed more than 7,000 surgeons in which they learned that almost 1 in 4…

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Risk for Malpractice Suits over Medical Device Injuries

In a report from the American Medical News, doctors could be at risk for medical malpractice suits over medical device injuries. Concerns are being raised as to the responsibility that doctors have when it comes to updates and medication instructions for medical devices. This comes…

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