To be more specific, most medical malpractice claims involve at least one of the following characteristics:
Failure to provide a proper standard of care
There are recognized medical standards that healthcare professionals are required to adhere to when providing care for patients. Patients have the right to expect to receive these standards when being treated. If the standard of care is determined to be violated, you may have a case for medical malpractice.
An injury was the consequence of negligence
Even if a patient feels a medical professional was negligent, a claim cannot be made unless it can be proven that the negligence caused harm or injury. It must also be proven that the injury or harm would not have occurred otherwise.
The patient’s injury must have damaging consequences
Examples of damage include suffering, enduring hardship, chronic pain, loss of income, and injuries that disabled the patient.
In Kentucky, you only have one year from the date the negligence occurred or you reasonably should have discovered the negligence. After that, your claim is barred forever. If you believe you have a claim, do not delay. Call an attorney today!
If you think you’ve been injured by a medical professional’s mistake or failure to act, you should definitely talk to the Dream Team at McCoy & Hiestand Attorneys at Law, with offices in Louisville & Bardstown, KY. We can further investigate your case to determine whether you have a case for medical malpractice.