Written by Attorney Gregory J. Bubalo
Medical malpractice occurs more often than you may think, resulting in severe injuries and even death. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The most common types of Louisville medical malpractice claims include:
It is important to find an experienced Louisville attorney if you feel you are the victim of medical malpractice. Filing a lawsuit allows you to hold the healthcare provider liable and provide you with the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from their negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated types of personal injury cases. Proving negligence against your doctor can be very complicated. In addition, medical malpractice cases are often very expensive. It can cost thousands of dollars to bring your case in front of a jury. By hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney who has the resources to move your case forward, you will not have to pay anything unless it is resolved in your favor. The attorney will not get paid unless you are compensated.
Medical malpractice in Louisville occurs when a licensed hospital or licensed health care professional’s negligence causes injury to a patient. In order to prove your injuries are the result of medical malpractice, you must show:
Unless you can prove all three, you will not have a case.
Medical malpractice can take many forms. A skilled Louisville attorney can review your potential claim and determine if you are the victim of malpractice.
If you are misdiagnosed by a healthcare provider or your diagnosis is delayed, you may miss out on critical treatments, which can have lasting consequences to your health. Further, a misdiagnosis can also lead to unnecessary treatment which may have harmful negative side effects. To file a successful claim, your attorney must prove your doctor did not follow the proper standard of care, and a competent and experienced doctor in the same situation would not have made the same decisions.
If your doctor diagnoses your condition correctly but fails to provide you with the proper treatment, you may have a viable claim for medical malpractice. When a doctor prescribes the wrong or improper treatment, your underlying condition may not get addressed.
If your doctor did not warn you about the possible risks of a medical procedure such that you would not have gone through with the procedure had you known about the risks and you are injured, you may have a viable claim for failure to warn. You have a legal right to be told of the risks associated with a medical procedure, and if your doctor fails to adequately inform you of those known risks, they may be liable for medical malpractice.
It is important for doctors to recommend or perform surgery only when it is absolutely necessary. But unfortunately, unnecessary surgeries not only happen, they often lead to life-threatening complications and can completely alter a person’s life. Whether or not you have a claim for medical malpractice depends on the facts of your case. Just because a surgery is later found to be unnecessary does not automatically mean it falls under medical malpractice. If you believe your surgery was unnecessary and you were harmed by the surgery, you may have a viable claim of medical malpractice against your doctor.
If you or a loved one suffer injuries as the result of a doctor’s negligence, reach out to an experienced medical malpractice attorney for a free consultation. The consultation will take place over the phone, so you can feel safe during these difficult times. During your initial consultation, we will ask you details of your injury and why you are considering a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The consultation is free and provides you the opportunity to tell your story. We want to know about your injuries or medical condition, what happened when your doctor treated you, and the results of that treatment. We want to know about any pain you are experiencing and why you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Schedule a consultation today to learn about the types of Louisville medical malpractice claims.
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