In Kentucky and elsewhere claims against nursing homes and assisted living centers are categorized in most instances as medical negligence claims. When an incapacitated or disabled elderly person is receiving regular medical treatment and care in the facility, the law imposes a minimum standard of care on the institution and its employees. Individuals who are bedridden are the most common victims of medical malpractice by nursing homes.
Months of negligence and oversight endangered the lives of mother and baby
Every year Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, releases an exclusive list of highly qualified lawyers to recognize professionals across the country for their extraordinary efforts and professional achievement. Ronald M. Wilt was selected to the 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for medical malpractice in Louisville.
Kentucky residents can probably call to mind a personal circumstance in which an illness or injury prompted them to turn to a trusted doctor for help. Medical professionals often provide the best level of care possible to maintain a good reputation with their patients and the surrounding community. Unfortunately, some doctors make poor personal choices, and when their choices intermingle with their job, there is an added risk a patient will suffer as a result of medical malpractice.
A Kentucky doctor has been sentenced to several years in prison, but not before he harmed many of his patients. The doctor, a cardiologist, was accused of fraud and medical malpractice. Several of his former patients presented testimony explaining how the negligence of the doctor ruined their lives forever.
In Kentucky and elsewhere, many thousands of Americans that have been injured by a doctor. Medical malpractice laws are meant to provide legal recourse for people that are suffering because a medical professional was negligent. The state has recently been buried in a backlog of such claims, and it has enacted new policies to try to weed out claims that may not be successful in court.
A 2016 study conducted by patient safety researchers indicates that medical errors may be responsible for a higher number of deaths than most people realize.