Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

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When the brain is injured in an accident or a fall, there may be a temporary effect that goes away in a few days. Other times, serious and life-changing effects may occur that affect the patient’s quality of life. If you’ve experienced a brain injury, get it checked out by a medical professional immediately, and…

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How to Sue a Doctor for Pain and Suffering

In most states in the United States, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to sue for pain and suffering. Medical negligence can be difficult to identify, but some common causes include surgery performed incorrectly or on the wrong patient, surgery performed without anesthesia, medication errors during hospitalization due to poor supervision by nurses/nursing assistants, and…

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5 Reasons to Get the Kentucky Real ID

The Kentucky REAL ID is a new form of state-issued identification that will be needed to enter most federal facilities and to board an airplane starting in 2023. This Kentucky ID is optional, but residents that want to get one will need to meet certain requirements to prove U.S. citizenship. The new Kentucky ID provides…

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Civil Claims for Surgical Errors

Unfortunately, surgical errors are common. They lead to large numbers of patients filing a significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits each year. Sometimes, hospitals and doctors are overwhelmed with patients and surgeries, which leads them to not have enough time to deal with the patients individually. But that’s no excuse. If you or a loved…

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Brachial Plexus Injury at Birth: When to Sue

The day your baby is born should be one of the happiest days of your life. But a birth experienced plagued by a devastating injury to mother or baby can cause lifelong trauma. If your healthcare provider is responsible for the injuries you or your baby sustained, you may be able to hold the liable…

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What Are the 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice?

For any medical malpractice case to be successful, your Louisville medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Associates, PLLC, will need to be able to prove based on a preponderance of the evidence that the accused party is liable. When you understand how the four D’s of medical malpractice work, you’ll have a better idea of…

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What Is Informed Consent?

It is more common than you might think for people to confuse medical malpractice and the information provided to them when they gave their consent for a certain treatment. However, understanding that there is a significant difference between a treatment risk and a medical error is critical.  Medical malpractice should never happen, but when it…

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How to Recognize Medical Malpractice

If you have suffered a serious illness or injury due to the negligence of your healthcare provider, you may have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. However, recognizing negligence can be more challenging than you think.  Often, people confuse standard risks of treatment and procedures with medical errors, which can cost them dearly. Below,…

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Who Can Commit Medical Malpractice?

When you have suffered a serious injury or illness due to medical negligence, you may be wondering who can be named as liable in your medical malpractice claim. A Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at our respected law firm can help. Many different parties may be responsible for the injury or illness you suffered—as long as…

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How to Sue for Perineal Tearing or Episiotomy Injuries

Many women are prepared for the possibility that their perineum may tear or they may need an episiotomy during childbirth in order to safely deliver their baby. However, perineal tearing and episiotomies can be disastrous for the mother.  If you have suffered a serious injury due to an episiotomy or perineal tearing and you are…

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