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Kentucky Senate Bill 72 Calls for Hospital-Acquired Infections State Reports

Published on Jan 31, 2011 at 8:59 am in Medical Malpractice.

Is it possible that almost one in 20 patients acquire an infection while staying at a hospital? While this may seem shocking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently made this estimation about hospital-acquired infections.

Most Kentuckians are probably aware of Senate Bill 72, which would make it a requirement for Kentucky hospitals to report all infections as well as put infection prevention programs into practice for areas such as surgical and intensive care units. The legislature is expected to reconvene on February 1.

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Finds Louisville Doctor in Contempt for Lying Under Oath

Published on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:55 am in Medical Malpractice.

According to The Courier-Journal, a Jefferson Circuit Court judge has found a Louisville doctor to be in contempt for lying under oath during a deposition. Apparently, a man is in the preliminary stages of suing the doctor for medical malpractice for a November 2009 eye surgery that allegedly caused damages. The doctor reportedly lied about secretly sending two newspaper articles about the risks of pursuing trivial malpractice lawsuits to the man.

Although the assistant executive director of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure stated that they are investigating the doctor’s actions in court, as of now, he is in “good standing” as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. The doctor has been fined $7,500 and ordered to pay for the man’s legal bills in relation to the contempt litigation. While the medical malpractice case is pending, the judge said that the doctor’s false testimony may be revealed at trial. The judge also referred to the doctor’s actions as “reprehensible” and considers him to have abused the trust of the public because of sending a letter of “implied countersuit” to his former patient, then lying about it repeatedly under oath during the deposition.

Kentucky Personal Injury Blog Launches in Honor of Tad Thomas’ Return to Private Practice Full-Time

Published on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm in Personal Injury.

Welcome to the Kentucky Personal Injury Blog of Tad Thomas, Attorney at Law.

For the last year, I have been concluding my work at the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General where I supervised the operations of four divisions as well as supervised the office’s civil litigation. I am looking forward to continuing to devote my time to civil litigation and the representation of individuals and companies harmed due to the negligent or reckless acts of others by returning to private practice full-time.