December 06, 2019

Kentucky Medical Malpractice FAQ

The last thing you expect when you go for treatment or care at a physician’s office or hospital is to become injured or ill due to errors made by the medical professionals caring for you. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you are likely wondering what you should do next, and you may have many other questions you need answers to. 

With this in mind, below we have compiled the answers to some of the top questions those suffering from medical malpractice injuries or illness have had regarding their lawsuits. Feel free to reach out to our office directly to ask additional questions or further discuss the details of your case with the attorneys at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC. 

Will I have to go to court to obtain a malpractice settlement?

Most physicians, the hospital, and other medical professionals are protected by malpractice insurance. This means that you could be offered a settlement through their insurance company. However, if they are unwilling to settle, or if they offer you far less than you deserve, going to court in Kentucky may be the best option for you.

How long do I have to file my lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for Kentucky medical malpractice lawsuits is one year. You will have one year from the date that your injury or illness occurred, or from the date you are diagnosed with such a condition, to get your claim filed. If the malpractice statute of limitations expires before your lawsuit is filed, you will no longer be able to secure compensation for your losses.

How do I know if I am a victim of medical malpractice?

Many patients believe that since they signed the informed consent form before their surgery, procedures, or treatment that they essentially were warned of the risks. However, a malpractice case goes far beyond questions of informed consent. If your caregiver failed to uphold the standard of care expected of them as a medical professional, you might have a medical malpractice lawsuit on your hands.

Can I sue the hospital for malpractice?

Absolutely. There are many cases of hospitals being partially to blame for injuries and illnesses endured by victims of medical negligence. You can speak with a hospital malpractice attorney with Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, to find out if suing the hospital is an option for you based on the individual circumstances of your case.

Who else could be at fault for my condition?

In addition to the hospital being a potential liable party, nearly any medical professional involved in your care could have acted negligently. Some of these parties include:

  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • Pediatricians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Nurses aides 

Reach Out to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Kentucky

If you have questions that haven’t been answered on this page, or if you would like to learn more about how a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, could help you get the most out of your claim, schedule a free claim review. You can do so by providing us with your contact information via the submission form below or giving our office a call at 502-253-9110.