Medical malpractice cases are much different than a typical personal injury claim. These types of cases involve technical records, expert medical witnesses, and doctors. A Medical Malpractice Attorney has to clearly explain to a judge or a jury all of the medical and legal issues involved in a victim’s case. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional is medically negligent and a patient is injured. Acts or omissions that are below the industry’s standard of care for medical professionals is medical negligence. Substandard treatment can have severe consequences for a patient and financial ones to a health care provider.
A medical provider is considered negligent if they fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a disease, fail to treat or unacceptably treat, prescribe the wrong medication or cause birth injuries during treatment. If someone believes they have been a victim of negligent medical treatment, they should contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney immediately. It’s very helpful for the victim or the family to write down as much as they can remember with witnesses’ names, the date, and location of treatment leading up to the event. Any healthcare provider that is licensed or certified to provide medical services or perform treatment can be held liable for medical malpractice.
Some types of medical malpractice can include:
- Defective medical devices.
Any claim filed for medical malpractice must be done within one year of the negligent action that resulted in someone’s injury. If it’s not filed by that time, the victim could lead to partially or completely losing the ability to recover damages. In a minor is injured in Kentucky by a health care provider, the limit doesn’t begin until the date of their eighteenth birthday. Kentucky law allows economic, non-economic, and punitive damages to be recovered. There is no cap on the amount of money someone can receive. Filing a claim and being successful in receiving the highest award possible requires the assistance of an experienced attorney. If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a negligent health care provider, please visit Darnalllaw.com for more information. You can also follow on Twitter.
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