Louisville Malpractice Lawyer
Experience Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Kentucky
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims Throughout Louisville
Unfortunately, physicians and hospitals do not always follow the standard of care when treating their patients. In fact, medical errors result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year. In Kentucky, medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse or other hospital employee fails to exercise reasonable care in their treatment of a patient and that failure results in serious injury or death.
If you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to your past and future medical bills, loss of income, and past and future pain and suffering. If there was a fatality, certain family members may have a claim for loss of consortium.
Victims of medical malpractice need an experienced attorney who knows what it takes to hold the negligent medical providers responsible. If you suspect that you or a family member has been a victim of medical error, call Zach Berry at 502-387-3321 for a free consultation about your potential case.
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A misdiagnosis occurs when your doctor or medical provider believes you have one condition when you actually have another. When we present to a doctor or other medical professional, we expect them to diagnose us properly. If they cannot diagnose us properly, we expect them to send us to someone who can.
If a doctor fails to properly diagnose a patient, by the time the proper diagnosis is made it may be too late. If you or a loved one has been subjected to a misdiagnosis, and the misdiagnosis was the cause of serious injury or death, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Contact Zach Berry Injury Law for a free consultation.
Delay in Diagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
When we present to a doctor or other medical professional, we expect them to diagnose us properly. If they cannot diagnose us properly, we expect them to send us to someone who can. Unfortunately, it is a harsh reality that doctors often fail to properly diagnose their patients. A failure to diagnose occurs when your doctor misses the connection between your symptoms and a medical condition and no course of treatment is taken.
Quite often failure to diagnose cases involve the failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases. A missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer can lead to the spread of the cancer, quite often leading to surgery, chemotherapy, and sometimes death. If you or a loved one has been subjected to a failed or delayed diagnosis and such failure was the cause of serious injury or death, you may have a failure to diagnose medical malpractice claim. Contact Zach Berry Injury Law for a free consultation.
Delay in Treatment
When a patient is suffering from an injury or illness, time can play a large factor in the patient’s successful recovery. If treatments are not administered in a timely manner, the patient’s condition is likely to become worse and sometimes may lead to serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one have presented for medical treatment and have not been treated in a timely manner, and that delay in treatment has led to serious injury, you may have a medical malpractice claim. In order to prove a medical malpractice claim, you must prove that the delay in treatment amounted to medical negligence, and that the negligence is the proximate cause of your injury. Contact Zach Berry Injury Law for a free consultation.
Failure to Monitor
Doctors and other medical providers have a duty to monitor their patients before, during, and after a medical procedure or during a hospitalization. Some patients require constant or consistent monitoring. The standard of care requires medical providers to keep tabs on the condition of patients in order to be aware of potential signs of trouble, and then to respond to any issues in a timely manner. If a doctor or nurse fails to appropriately monitor a patient, it can lead to serious injury or even death.
Some examples of failing to monitor patients occur in the context of failing to monitor vital signs, oxygen levels, medications, and even failing to monitor a baby during delivery. If a hospital discharges a patient too early and it leads to injury, it can be a basis for medical malpractice. Quite often, failing to monitor patients leads to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or death. If you or your loved one have been injured due to inadequate monitoring, contact Zach Berry Injury Law for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases
What damages can I sue for in a medical malpractice case?
Each case is different but you may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and punitive damages.
What kind of mistakes can be considered medical malpractice?
To prove medical malpractice you must prove that the doctor was negligent by not following proper medical procedure, failing to diagnose or misdiagnose, or fail to warn you about known risks.
What should I do if I think I have a medical malpractice claim?
You need to speak with an experienced lawyer right away. Zach Berry offers free consultations where he can inform you of your legal options.