September 27, 2020

How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Kentucky

Being a victim of medical malpractice doesn’t mean you are without legal options. You can take action against the individual or entity responsible for causing your injury or illness by pursuing a Kentucky medical malpractice lawsuit. 

The claims process can be much easier with legal representation to guide you along the way. We want you to feel less overwhelmed by this process, which is why we have provided information below about how to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kentucky and what to expect from the personal injury claim process. 

First, Contact an Attorney

Medical malpractice lawsuits are some of the most complex types of personal injury cases in Kentucky. Although it is not a legal requirement to enlist a medical malpractice lawyer, having a reputable attorney who has experience litigating these types of cases could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. 

This is particularly true when you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of filing a lawsuit against a seemingly powerful medical professional or hospital. Your attorney can handle all the legal details of your case, gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance company, and represent your best interests in court, should it become necessary. 

The Medical Malpractice Claims Process in Kentucky

Once you have made the decision to hire an attorney, your lawyer can start on your case. The first step is to review all the details of your illness or injury, which includes your medical records and what mistakes the healthcare provider made.

From there, we’ll gather the evidence needed to support your case, including medical documentation, witness statements, expert testimony, photographs and more. Next we negotiate with the insurance company to see whether we can obtain a reasonable insurance settlement. 

In many cases, even if we are able to obtain a settlement from the insurance company, it won’t come close to the full extent of your losses. In these situations, we will then prepare to bring your case to trial so you can maximize your injury settlement. 

Discuss Your Case With a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you are interested in speaking with a respected Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, about the details of your case, you can do so by scheduling a free consultation. We can be reached through the convenient contact form below or by phone at 502-253-9110.