How to Sue a Doctor in Kentucky
People make mistakes every day, but individuals who work in the medical industry don’t have room for errors, as there are people’s lives in their hands, and one wrong decision could be fatal or result in devastating injury or illness.
If you have become ill or injured due to your doctor’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For the purposes of this article, we’ll be focusing on Kentucky medical malpractice laws and how you can go about bringing a medical malpractice claim against your physician in KY.
When You Can Sue for a Physician’s Medical Error
In order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to be able to prove to a judge that the medical standard of care has been breached. Medical errors that would not have been made by a physician’s peers who are equally as experienced and competent would fall under this breach. There are many different types of medical errors that could be made, but some of the most common include:
- Failure to treat
- Improper medication doses
- Birth injuries like cerebral palsy
- Surgical errors
- Failure to provide follow-up care
The Medical Malpractice Claims Process in Kentucky
When you suspect medical malpractice, your first call should be to a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can provide personalized legal advice in regard to how you should proceed.
If your attorney feels a medical malpractice lawsuit is in your best interests, they will begin their investigation, gather evidence to support your case, and file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent party in Kentucky civil court.
Get Help from a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you are ready to move forward with a civil claim against your doctor or if you would like more information about pursuing a lawsuit, contact a highly trained Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, to further discuss the details of your Kentucky case.
You can schedule a free claim review with one of our respected attorneys by filling out the quick contact form we have provided below or giving our office a call at 502-253-9110.