Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky
What professions can be held liable for medical malpractice?
Medical Malpractice claims can be brought against just about any person who is a professional or a business that engages or employs professionals. Medical malpractice claims, in particular, are those brought against medical professionals or businesses that engage or employ these medical professionals. These medical professionals may include, but are not limited to, doctors of various specialties, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, podiatrists, chiropractors, and psychologists. Our Louisville medical malpractice attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to identify those individuals or entities that may be responsible for causing your injuries.
What are the most common type of medical malpractice claims?
The most common type of medical malpractice claim is negligence. In order to bring a claim for negligence, we must first determine whether a medical professional met the standard of care. The standard of care is a set of rules that a medical professional must follow while taking care of an individual in a certain situation. Depending on the particular circumstances, other potential claims could include a lack of informed consent, battery, and/or fraud.
What experience do you have with claims against professionals?
Our Louisville medical malpractice lawyers have filed suit and litigated claims against almost all types of medical professionals. Hance & Srinivasan, PLLC, has litigated cases against hospitals, clinics, physicians, physician’s offices, nurses, and nursing homes. We will thoroughly investigate your case to identify all responsible parties.
Why choose your Louisville medical malpractice lawyers for help in professional matters?
Our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys are passionate about our work and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. Collectively, we have more than 50 years of experience in litigating medical malpractice claims. Our experience gives us the edge to know how to investigate your case and obtain the necessary information.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is another term for medical negligence. Basically, medical malpractice is when a medical professional or facility fails to practice medicine according to the applicable standard of care and, as a result, someone is injured.
What are some of the laws in Kentucky pertaining to Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice law in Kentucky is a broad-ranging subject covering several aspects of the various rights and responsibilities of both the healthcare provider and patients. For example, for individuals who have been harmed by a healthcare provider, the law requires that all negligence claims must be brought within a proscribed period of time, known as the Statute of Limitations. As of June 29, 2017, in Kentucky, a recent law now requires the victims of medical malpractice to obtain an opinion from a panel of health care providers regarding the merits of their claims before filing suit in court, but the constitutionality of this law is being challenged. Regardless of the panel system, once a claim has been filed in Court, many other medical malpractice laws and court rules regarding the testimony and qualifications of expert medical witnesses, medical records, and the admissibility and discoverability of evidence, have to be followed. Navigating through a medical malpractice claim without an attorney who is well-versed in the laws to ensure compliance can be quite daunting and risky. Therefore, consulting with an attorney to help you navigate this situation is always a wise idea.
Why do I need a Louisville Medical Malpractice attorney?
Medical negligence is a highly specialized and sophisticated area of the law with complex issues that need to be investigated prior to bringing a claim. In order to understand these complex issues, it is necessary to seek the help of specialists in the field who have the background knowledge and experience to explain the complexities of the case. The majority of these medical malpractice cases require us to engage and pay an expert to review the case. Medical malpractice claims are thus time-consuming and costly. As a result of our longstanding experience in this area of the law, we have developed a database of well-qualified specialists in various areas of expertise who will review your case objectively and give their honest opinion. Most of our clients are looking for answers. Having access to specialists who can explain why something happened and if it could have been prevented, helps us provide our clients with the answers they seek. In this way, our clients get a sense of closure.
What type of Medical Malpractice suits does your law firm cover?
Our Louisville medical malpractice law firm handles all types of medical malpractice cases in Louisville. For example, our trial attorneys have successfully litigated claims concerning birth injuries, surgical errors, failures to diagnose, misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses, falls, nursing errors, pharmacy errors, nursing home neglect, elder abuse, and wrongful death.
How can you tell I have a valid medical malpractice claim?
Whether your claim is valid requires a multi-step process. In order to determine whether you have a legally valid claim, we will first listen to your story. We will then gather the information and documents necessary to support the underlying facts of your story. Based on our review of the information obtained, we may send it to a suitable expert for further review and analysis. If we are able to establish that you have a valid claim, then we will proceed to the next step.
What are the consequences of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice errors have devastating consequences for everyone involved. When an individual goes to a medical professional for help, the care provided to the individual must be within the standard of care. Such care will have to be timely, appropriate, complete, and adequate. When medical professionals fail to follow the standard of care in providing services to people, serious harm or injury can occur. These injuries can have catastrophic consequences and permanent damages. When a person has been injured in this way they suffer losses of different kinds. These losses may be physical impairment, emotional or psychological impairment, pain and suffering (past, present, and future) and monetary/economic losses. Often times the losses extend beyond the person into the lives of their family members (spouse, children, and parents).