Elite Injury Attorneys Network
Kentucky patients trust doctors to diagnose their symptoms and treat their illnesses safely and effectively. When that trust is broken because of negligence, patients can suffer emotional trauma in addition to physical injuries. Not every case with a poor outcome is considered medical malpractice. Because medicine is not an exact science, even with the highest quality of care, a treatment may be unsuccessful. In order to have a valid medical malpractice case, your Kentucky doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional must have failed to provide the acceptable standard of care, and you suffered as a consequence.
Medical malpractice laws have been created to protect a patient’s right to collect monetary compensation if they suffer an injury because of an error, omission or careless act by a medical professional.
If you or someone you love has been harmed because of medical malpractice, talk to one of the attorneys at the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. He will review your case and if it appears to have merit, the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer, at no additional cost.
Actions That Are Often Considered Malpractice
Medical malpractice can range from the incorrect medication dosage to surgery on the wrong organ. Some medical events that have been grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit include:
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke, cancer or bacterial meningitis
- Medication error or misuse of prescription drugs
- Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Careless during labor or delivery
- Failure to perform correct surgical procedures
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Fatal emergency room errors
- Failure to properly treat, delayed treatment or failure to perform the appropriate follow-up treatment
Proving Your Case
There are three basic elements that must be proven in your medical malpractice claim. You, the plaintiff, must demonstrate that the defendant failed to act in accordance with the established standards regarding your specific treatment. This generally requires testimony from medical experts to confirm your allegations. You must then prove that the medical provider’s negligence or wrongdoing directly caused you harm. Finally, you must have a record of all expenses related to your injury.
If you are a Kentucky resident who has been harmed because of medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If you have a valid claim, we will attempt to find you an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer to assist you through the claims process.