When you trust medical professionals with your health, you expect them to help you treat the condition so you’re feeling well again. If a medical professional acts negligently, you could possibly sustain more injuries or your condition could worsen. When negligence has caused these injuries and damages, you can hold the medical professional accountable. While these cases can be complex, Golden Law Office can help you get justice. An experienced Frankfort medical malpractice lawyer from our firm will stand up for your rights.
Were You a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Frankfort?
It’s important to know what constitutes a case of medical malpractice and what doesn’t. For example, if you overheard a doctor in a public area and tried to treat something on your own and it resulted in an injury, you cannot hold that doctor accountable for your losses.
Additionally, having a poor outcome or not liking the care you received does not establish a medical error. Your condition may have been one that was more about slowing it down and mitigating pain than curing it. Or, you may have been informed that certain elements could happen in your treatment and decided to proceed with it anyway.
To establish that medical negligence occurred, your lawyer will need to find evidence of the following:
- A Doctor-Patient Relationship Existed. The first step to establishing this relationship is that the doctor agreed to treat you, making you their patient.
- The Medical Professional Didn’t Meet the Standard of Care. During their care, the medical professional acted outside of the standard of care, which is how other professionals in their position would have treated you.
- The Medical Professional’s Negligence Injured You. Because of the deviation from the standard of care, you were harmed or your health otherwise suffered.
- You Suffered Injuries and Damages. The medical negligence cost you in injuries and damages, and you’ll now need to go through the recovery process.
Medical errors can happen in a variety of different ways. Doctors can fail to recognize symptoms of an ailment, misread or not order necessary tests, or even diagnose you with something else. In this time, you’re not getting the treatment you need. If certain signs aren’t caught when they should have been, it could result in life-threatening situations, like someone exhibiting early signs of a heart attack.
Other forms of medical negligence include giving patients medication they’re allergic to, administering the wrong medication or dosage, or giving them medicine that will have a negative reaction to another medication they’re taking. Those in charge of your care are supposed to check that you’re able to take the medication and that you’re getting the correct one. Adverse reactions to medication can potentially cause permanent issues, like too much anesthesia can result in brain damage.
Surgical errors can include patients getting the wrong operation, having the wrong limb operated on, and surgical tools and sponges can be left inside the patient after the surgery. To fix surgical errors, additional corrective surgeries can be necessary.
Surgical mistakes can be traumatic and cause numerous health problems for the patient. While they knew they’d need to recover from the initial surgery, their recovery time could be extended because of mistake.
There are many ways a medical professional can exhibit negligence and cause harm to you. Our Frankfort medical malpractice lawyer will stand by your side so you can get the compensation you deserve.
What Will Your Lawyer Use to Support Your Case?
When we’re fighting for you, there are some pieces of evidence that can help us prove you were a victim of medical malpractice.
One of the main documents we’ll look at is your medical record. We’ll investigate what brought you to the medical professional in the first place and then examine the treatment you received. Then, we’ll see how the treatment affected you and how your health suffered because of it.
We may find that your chart was mixed with another patient’s or that the medical professional had been working multiple shifts.
Your Frankfort medical malpractice lawyer will also seek testimony from an expert witness. This person will also be a medical professional and will have received similar education and worked in a similar field to the professional who treated you. The expert witness will be able to show how that professional deviated from the standard of care and didn’t act how other medical professionals would have if you had been under their care.
We’ll also assess what the medical error has cost you. Medical expenses, future care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress are all factors we’ll consider when calculating your compensation. We’ll fight for you to get the financial security so you can recover with peace of mind.
Get in Touch with Experienced Representation Today
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove and there are many legal steps you’ll need to take to make sure everything is done properly. Having a medical malpractice attorney on your side means you won’t have to worry about doing this on your own.
You’ll have an experienced legal professional protecting your best interests. For example, if you’re pursuing a grievance against a physician and they are licensed in the Commonwealth, you may need to involve the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
We’ll notify the proper channels, file your claim on time, and gather all the evidence possible to show that you deserve compensation for the injuries you suffered, because a health professional’s negligence is the reason they occurred.
We understand how traumatic it can be to suffer further harm from the people who are supposed to protect your health. Our lawyers in Frankfort are ready to build you a strong case so you can get the justice you deserve.
Golden Law Office is here to help guide you through the legal process. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation. We’ll determine if you have a valid claim and go over the ways you can proceed. If you have any questions, we’re here to answer them.