Government Report Shows High Instances of Misdiagnoses

Healthcare providers in hospitals are supposed to be professionals in their field. That means that they’ve been trained and educated in diagnosing and treating those with medical problems. They provide critical assistance to the general public, and we are very grateful for all the hard work they do. We understand that even doctors and nurses…

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Why Is Medical Malpractice a Civil Claim and Not a Criminal One?

Medical malpractice and negligence has long been a hot-button issue in the healthcare community. Medical malpractice can encompass a variety of errors, including misdiagnosis, wrong site surgery, and medication mistakes. Any medical error can cause harm, from the preventable progression of a condition to the untimely death of a patient. When you or someone you…

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How to Sue a Doctor for Pain and Suffering

In most states in the United States, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to sue for pain and suffering. Medical negligence can be difficult to identify, but some common causes include surgery performed incorrectly or on the wrong patient, surgery performed without anesthesia, medication errors during hospitalization due to poor supervision by nurses/nursing assistants, and…

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Civil Claims for Surgical Errors

Unfortunately, surgical errors are common. They lead to large numbers of patients filing a significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits each year. Sometimes, hospitals and doctors are overwhelmed with patients and surgeries, which leads them to not have enough time to deal with the patients individually. But that’s no excuse. If you or a loved…

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What Are the 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice?

For any medical malpractice case to be successful, your Louisville medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt Injury Lawyers will need to be able to prove based on a preponderance of the evidence that the accused party is liable. When you understand how the four D’s of medical malpractice work, you’ll have a better idea of whether…

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What Is Informed Consent?

It is more common than you might think for people to confuse medical malpractice and the information provided to them when they gave their consent for a certain treatment. However, understanding that there is a significant difference between a treatment risk and a medical error is critical.  Medical malpractice should never happen, but when it…

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How to Recognize Medical Malpractice

If you have suffered a serious illness or injury due to the negligence of your healthcare provider, you may have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. However, recognizing negligence can be more challenging than you think. Often, people confuse standard risks of treatment and procedures with medical errors, which can cost them dearly. Below,…

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Can You Sue a Pharmacy for Negligence in Kentucky?

When you go to the pharmacy to get a prescription filled, the thought probably never crossed your mind that there might be something wrong with the prescription. Unfortunately, pharmacy errors are more common than you might think. If you suffer serious injury or illness due to a pharmaceutical mistake, you may be entitled to financial…

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What Are Grounds for Medical Malpractice in Kentucky?

Arguably one of the most important questions to ask yourself when you believe you may have been a victim of medical malpractice is, “Do I have a case?” Understanding how the state of Kentucky determines whether a medical professional has acted in negligence is critical, as this will determine your rights in regard to financial…

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