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 have been injured due to the negligent actions of medical workers, contact a Lexington medical malpractice lawyer at the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. We know that medical malpractice is sometimes hard to recognize, but our attorneys can help. Our legal 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, health care providers and medical facilities have a duty to provide care and medical 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 the serious injury they sustained.
Our Lexington personal injury lawyers have represented patients in all types of medical malpractice actions for more than 40 years. See below for examples of the types of cases and medical errors that we frequently handle.
Kentucky laws are favorable toward medical malpractice lawsuits because, unlike many other states, medical malpractice compensation is not generally capped or limited. Patients are entitled to seek fair compensation for all of their catastrophic injuries and economic damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, reduced earning capacity damages, mental anguish, and lost wages.
In cases of fatal injuries, close family members may pursue wrongful death claims against medical experts and facilities. Punitive damages may also be available when the defendant’s conduct is found to be grossly negligent or willful. Insurance companies will try to give you a low settlement offer for their client’s medical mistakes – we will not let that happen.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured due to negligent medical care from a nurse, doctor, or other healthcare professionals, contact the Lexington medical malpractice lawyers at the law offices of 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. Take legal action and call our Lexington attorneys today.