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Jury Awards Patient Over $4 Million for Hospital Mistake, Surgical Sponge Left in Him

A jury found a hospital negligent for a 2008 surgery in which a surgical sponge was left inside the patient, and awarded the patient $4.08 million in damages. According to court records, the victim, a 45-year old at the time, went to the surgeon in…

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Causes of a Surgical Error in Kentucky

Although it might seem unlikely, the possibility of experiencing a surgical error in Kentucky is all too common. If you are seriously injured because of medical negligence, you may be able to file a Kentucky medical malpractice claim. A Louisville medical malpractice attorney can evaluate…

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Kentucky Doctor Admits to Sex Assault on Patient

Louisville, Kentucky.  A doctor is charged with sodomizing a female patient, arrested, then released on payment of cash bond. According to Fox News, the doctor charged with the sexual assault admitted to the crime in a police report. After news of the accusations spread, the doctor’s patients,…

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Reducing the Risk of a Plastic Surgery Mistake

If you have been seriously injured because of a plastic surgery mistake, you may be eligible to file a Kentucky medical malpractice claim against the surgeon or any other party that caused your injuries. Reducing the Risks of a Plastic Surgery Mistake Although most patients…

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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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New Mexico Man Receives $1 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

From the Las Cruces Sun News: A jury has awarded $1 million to a Las Cruces man who alleged a surgeon was negligent in repairing a colon perforation after a colonoscopy. General surgeon Dr. David Friedman operated on Michael Salopek in February 2005, to repair…

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