If you're like most Americans who drive, you trust in your insurance company. You probably feel safer getting behind the wheel of your car because you know that you have protection if anything should happen. It's true that carrying insurance is both a legal obligation in Kentucky and a wise decision regardless. After all, it only takes a second for a trip to the store or your daily commute to result in thousands of dollars of property damage or medical bills.
Suffering a catastrophic injury can easily turn a victim's life upside down. In addition to the immense changes a person will need to make to their life and daily routine, catastrophic injuries are often accompanied by massive financial costs that typically go beyond initial treatment and hospital expenses.
Almost 200 thousand people die each year in the United States due to preventable medical errors. Yet, only a very small minority of clinical staff challenges colleagues who make mistakes. Kentucky practitioners who make an error once may make the same mistake again unless someone speaks up. However, the culture of silence in the healthcare field discourages confrontations, potentially putting patients at risk.
After over 500 civil lawsuits were filed against King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky earlier this year for unnecessarily implanting stents, the hospital is now reportedly headed toward settlement with the United States Department of Justice.