Hospitals, medical clinics, and medical professionals are held to a certain medical standard of care when it comes to treating patients. When they breach that standard of care and a patient is injured as a result, a medical malpractice claim may be appropriate. If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligent medical care, contact a Lexington medical malpractice attorney at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., to schedule an initial consultation. We know that medical malpractice is sometimes hard to recognize, but our attorneys can help. Our medical malpractice team will review your claim, medical records, and injuries and go over the strengths and weaknesses of your case and recovery options.
As mentioned above, medical providers and medical facilities have a duty to provide care and treatment that complies with the applicable medical standard of care. Negligent medical care occurs when care and treatment fall below the appropriate medical standard of care. Proving that medical negligence occurred is not enough to prove a medical malpractice claim. Patients must also prove that the negligent care they received was a direct cause of injuries sustained by patients.
Our law firm has represented injured patients in all types of medical malpractice actions for more than 40 years. See below for examples of the types of cases that we frequently handle.
Kentucky laws are favorable to medical malpractice victims because, unlike many other states, medical malpractice compensation is not generally capped or limited. Patients are entitled to seek compensation for all of their injuries and damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In cases of fatal injuries, close family members may pursue wrongful death claims against medical providers and facilities. Punitive damages may also be available when the defendant’s conduct is found to be grossly negligent or willful.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured due to negligent medical care, contact a Lexington medical malpractice lawyer at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., for a free consultation. Patients rely on the care and expertise provided by hospitals and doctors and when they are victims of negligent, injury-causing medical care, they deserve to be compensated.