Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you receive medical treatment that results in further illness or injury, you may be eligible for restitutions. Protect your rights and have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve. Reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Kentucky. 

Understanding Medical Negligence

There are four elements in every medical negligence claim:

Standard of Care

The standard of care applies to every medical professional in the healthcare industry. It measures the level of competency and care a skilled healthcare provider would and should provide to a patient.

Breach

You must prove your healthcare provider’s medical treatment did not meet the standard that a reasonably experienced professional would have provided in the same situation.

Causation

Causation means you must prove your provider’s breach of the standard of care was a significant factor in the injuries you claim resulted from the breach. Experts must testify they believe the breach caused your injuries. Anything less won’t establish a claim of medical malpractice.

Injury

You and your Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer must present evidence of every type of injury you believe you suffered as a result of a provider’s breach of the standard of care. You must also name an amount that will compensate you for those injuries.

Your Family

Is Our Family

Injuries caused by medical malpractice are often devastating, sudden, and costly. On top of that, medical malpractice cases are complex. To address one well, you often must understand the science of the medical care at hand. Thankfully, when you need comfort and support the most, Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, is will be there for you.

Merging a Love of Law and Medicine

Managing partner Ron Wilt has always had a passion for complex science, family, and medicine. After being awarded a doctoral fellowship to Vanderbilt University, he turned his attention toward law, where he knew he could follow his dreams by advocating for victims of medical malpractice.

Dedication and Accountability in Times of Uncertainty

You and your loved ones are already struggling to heal and cope with an unexpected injury. We speak loudly for those who have been wronged by irresponsible medical caregivers. Accountability leads to fewer mistakes and better patient care for everyone in Kentucky.

Our goal is to arm our clients and their families with the tools they need to get back to living. We want our clients to realize the best version of their new normal. To do so, we doggedly pursue full and fair compensation.

Ease with Complex Legal Strategies

It’s a tragedy when a medical professional of any kind—whether a surgeon, physician, nurse, midwife, or other technician or specialist—makes a mistake and harms someone because of negligence. That’s why you may need an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer to represent you.

The Legal Representation You Can Trust

Our law firm takes medical malpractice in Kentucky very seriously. We limit how many cases we take on so we can give them each personal time and attention. If we take on your medical malpractice claim, your best interests are our top priority. Our skills can maximize your potential award.

You Can Get

the Justice You Deserve

We’ve seen firsthand how traumatic and challenging medical malpractice lawsuits are. But with hard work, determination, and the ambition to succeed, you, too, can be awarded the compensation that is rightfully yours. Here are some of our former clients’ success stories.
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Medical Malpractice
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Cardiac Arrest | Anesthesia Error
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Pharmacy Malpractice
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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
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Stroke | Medical Negligence
Have you been hurt in an accident? You need an attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Client Testimonials

Philip P.
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Ron Wilt was sympathetic and understanding to the situation at hand. He was available to talk with at all times and was very responsive. Ron was able to achieve great results, and I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize him again if the need arose.
Sharon S
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We were referred to Ron Wilt by another attorney in West Virginia who said he would find us the best attorney in Kentucky, and he did. Ron did a great job of keeping us informed and was always available to us. We had a wonderful experience working with him, and I would definitely recommend him to others.
Mark T.
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I hired Ron Wilt to represent me in a case. He was very caring and compassionate, so much that I didn’t believe that anyone could act the way he did. He was very passionate and concerned about our case. I even had Ron’s personal numbers to contact him. He was always available anytime day or night. We lived over 4 hours away from Ron, and he came to our home multiple times to show us that he was there for us.
Pauline N.
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Mr. Wilt was professional, knowledgeable, experienced in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and he showed care and compassion during this stressful and difficult time. I am pleased with the decision to hire Mr. Wilt and thankful to have had him represent me.
James H.
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Fantastic attorney and paralegals who go above and beyond what I expected representing me and my family. Their thoughts are for you and how they can best serve you and get you as much reimbursement for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced.

Common Medical Errors in Malpractice Claims

Some common errors that result in medical malpractice claims include:
  • Misdiagnosing a patient
  • Making a mistake during surgery
  • Discharging a patient prematurely
  • Misinterpreting medical test results
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Providing unnecessary surgery
  • Birth injuries, such as placental abruption, shoulder dystocia, and cerebral palsy

Certificates of Merit

and Kentucky Malpractice Claims

As of June 28, 2019, a Kentucky plaintiff filing a medical malpractice action against a healthcare provider must submit a certificate of merit that affirms an expert has reviewed the relevant issues and has concluded the medical malpractice lawsuit has reasonable cause. Only one certificate of merit is required, even if there are multiple defendants.

Kentucky Medical Malpractice FAQ

You are considering a medical malpractice claim. So you likely have many unanswered questions. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions below so you can better prepare for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our renowned team of Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers directly to set up a free consultation. This will let us discuss the individual details of your case.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky?

What damages can a lawyer help me recover in my malpractice claim?

What is informed consent in medical malpractice?

Meet with a

Medical Malpractice Attorney in KY

Do you have reason to believe you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice? Learn more about how a qualified Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, could help you. Schedule a free consultation with our firm as soon as possible.

We review all types of medical malpractice claims for free. Take advantage of this opportunity by filling out our quick contact form, by using our live chat feature, or by calling our office at 502-253-9110.
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