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  • Over 30% of Severe Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Misdiagnosis
    Over 30% of Severe Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Misdiagnosis

    A study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researched a decade of medical malpractice claims that ended in a patients’ permanent injury or death. Their investigation revealed that ...

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  • Half of All Injury-Causing Medical Mistakes are Preventable, Reports Medical Journal
    Half of All Injury-Causing Medical Mistakes are Preventable, Reports Medical Journal

    Information published in medical journal The BMJ revealed the prevalence of avoidable, harmful mistakes that occur during patient treatment — approximately 50% of incidents were determined to be ...

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  • Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries
    Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries

    The FDA has recently announced a safety review of surgical staplers. On March 8, 2019, the FDA sent medical providers a letter alerting them of the risks of the devices as well as safety ...

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  • Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment
    Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment

    On December 13, 2018, Senator Ralph Alvarado prefiled a bill for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 regular session proposing to amend the Kentucky State Constitution to allow laws that limit tort ...

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  • Progress Report: Medical Review Panel Act Deemed Unconstitutional
    Progress Report: Medical Review Panel Act Deemed Unconstitutional

    Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has been following developments on the legal battle regarding the constitutionality of the 2017 Medical Review Panel Act. Now that battle has come to an end. On November 15, ...

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  • Is the Medical Review Panel Act Unconstitutional?
    Is the Medical Review Panel Act Unconstitutional?

    In August, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Medical Review Panel Act (MRP Act). The Franklin Circuit Court’s October 2017 ruling stuck down the ...

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