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Fatal car accidents are happening more often in Kentucky

Roadways in the state of Kentucky are constantly crowded and congested, especially in and around cities. More vehicles than ever before are sharing roadways across the state. Because of this, car accidents are happening at an alarming rate. Most accidents are minor fender-benders and nothing more than inconveniences. However, an increasing number of these accidents are proving to be fatal.

Recently, a tragic accident on a Kentucky interstate claimed the lives of five family members who were on their way home from a vacation. The crash happened during the overnight hours along Interstate 75 near Lexington. According to reports, the driver of a pickup truck was traveling south in a northbound lane. Reports said the truck violently collided head-on with the family's SUV.

Truck accidents often result in serious injuries or death

Interstates and major highways in the United States are constantly teeming with tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles transporting goods across the country. For other motorists utilizing these roadways, driving alongside massive tractor-trailers can be very intimidating. Because these vehicles are so large, any collision with a tractor-trailer is more likely to result in serious injury or death to those in smaller vehicles. Unfortunately, truck accidents have been increasing across Kentucky.

A recent crash in Lawrence County involving a tractor-trailer ended in tragedy. The accident happened during the afternoon hours on U.S. Highway 23. According to reports, a Kia Soul slowed and attempted to make a left turn. Reports said the Kia was suddenly struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer.

Nursing home abuse can have fatal consequences

Long-term care facilities, more popularly known as nursing homes, were established to provide care for those who are unable to live alone or independently. According to recent statistics, an estimated two million people live in nursing homes in Kentucky and throughout the United States. The vast majority of these facilities take great care of residents and give families peace of mind. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a big concern.

In another state, a widower filed a lawsuit over allegations that negligent care in a nursing facility led to the death of his wife. The lawsuit says the woman was admitted to the nursing facility for daily assistance and rehabilitation. According to claims, the woman suffered six falls while under the care of facility staff as well as infections and dehydration.

What women need to know about health effects of giving birth

It’s no secret that a new mother’s body takes a beating during the process of giving birth. And while the new baby is a miracle, the damage done to the mother can be long-lasting, devastating and in some cases deadly.

In fact, while the global death rate for women during childbirth has dropped, it has risen in the United States.

Car accidents remain among the leading causes of death

One of the most tragic and heartbreaking events in life is losing a loved one. Losing a beloved family member creates emotional and psychological scars that remain ever-present and resistant to the healing power of time. This is a difficult experience regardless of circumstances, but when the untimely death of a family member is caused by a car accident, the experience can be absolutely devastating. Tragically, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Kentucky and across the United States.

A recent crash near Bowling Green claimed the life of a woman. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 around mile marker 24. According to Kentucky State Police, the driver of a southbound Dodge Journey braked and slowed to an extremely slow speed. Reports say a passenger exited the vehicle and the Dodge changed course, heading north in the southbound lanes.

Medical malpractice: Couple files claim after alleged negligence

Doctors and other medical professionals in Kentucky have a duty and responsibility to provide medical care in an effective and timely manner. Physicians are required to undergo years of academic training in order to legally treat patients. It takes a special person to become a doctor, and they are often held to a higher standard. However, like all humans, doctors will make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can have a direct and permanent impact on the lives of patients and families.

A couple in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after alleged negligence caused injuries to the wife. Purportedly, the woman began experiencing symptoms that indicated she was suffering a stroke. The woman sought treatment at the facility, but, according to the lawsuit, she was not given a needed tissue plasminogen activator or transferred to a facility where it could be given to her.

Nursing home abuse happens far too often in the United States

The later years of life are some of the most fragile. As loved ones age, special care is often required and it can become difficult for family members to give elderly loved ones the around-the-clock care they need and deserve. For this reason, family members often choose to place elderly loved ones in nursing facilities. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a big problem in Kentucky and across the country. According to recent statistics, almost five million elders are abused each year.

A family in another state has filed a lawsuit against a nursing facility after an elderly loved one was allegedly abused. The man was placed in the nursing home after suffering a stroke. According to the lawsuit, workers at the facility recorded a video showing staffers surrounding the man and coercing him to take off his pants.

Car accidents: Man faces serious charges after fatal crash

Operating a motor vehicle requires constant focus, attention and can be quite demanding when traveling on crowded Kentucky roadways. This is a reason why driving while under the influence of alcohol is so dangerous. Alcohol drastically delays reaction time and impairs basic motor skills, making the simplest task virtually impossible. Not only is driving while intoxicated one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country, it is also a very serious offense.

A man is facing very serious charges after causing a fatal crash in Louisville. The crash happened on I-264 just after midnight. Police reports say the driver of a westbound car ran off the shoulder of the road and crashed into a disabled vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.

Symptoms of MRSA and your right to compensation

Perhaps you just received necessary surgery. When you return home, you do not feel well, and you begin to experience serious symptoms of infection. You seek medical assistance immediately, but you find that your surgery has infected you with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA can wreak havoc on your immune system, and the CDC reports that cases of MRSA can affect those in acute care hospitals, long-term care surgical centers and even rehabilitation facilities.

Those that face MRSA diagnoses should focus on receiving accurate medical care to fight the grave infection. Victims of the infection have the opportunity to obtain significant compensation for the infection’s serious symptoms in medical malpractice lawsuits. To receive maximum reimbursement for your medical expenses, you may wish to speak with knowledgeable malpractice attorneys, as these attorneys hold years of experience fighting for your rights to compensation following a hospital infection.

Car accidents: Crash involving motorcycle claims a life

In recent years, motorcycles have increased in popularity across America. Kentucky is home to an abundance of scenic roadways that are perfect for exploring via motorcycle. However, roadways are becoming dangerous across the state as populations rise. Motorcycle riders put their lives at great risk anytime they share roads with passenger cars. Since motorcyclists are completely exposed, car accidents involving motorcycles have a greater risk of fatalities.

A recent crash in Carter County resulted in the death of a woman. The accident happened during the afternoon hours along U.S. Highway 60 at the intersection of Reeves Lane. Police reports say the driver of a minivan was attempting to turn left from Reeves Lane onto U.S. Highway 60 and pulled out in front of a motorcycle.

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