If you were injured while being treated by a doctor, nurse or any other health care provider, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Medical negligence cases in Kentucky can be hard to prove and costly to litigate. Current laws make it more difficult than ever to make a claim. The statute of limitations (time limit to file a case) for medical malpractice in Kentucky is unusually short. A malpractice claim must be filed no later than one (1) year following the date of negligent act or from the time the negligence should have been discovered.
Our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with experts from many medical specialties in order to determine if a member of the medical team made a mistake which directly resulted in serious health problems or death. Medical malpractice litigation often turns out to be a battle of experts, especially on causation issues, and our experience with the proof of liability in close cases can give you a definitive advantage.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by doctor or other medical professional results in damage, injury, or death to a patient. Negligent acts by medical professionals can include:
- Failure to diagnose the risk of heart attack or stroke
- Failure to diagnose cancer in time to allow for effective treatment
- Diagnostic errors after admission to an emergency room
- Failure to order tests that would identify a medical problem
- Failure to correctly interpret test results
- Surgical errors involving anesthesia or postoperative care
- Injuries caused by negligent laparoscopic surgery
- Birth injuries dues to negligence
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