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In this video, Attorney Brett Oppenheimer talks about what makes a medical malpractice claim valid. He discusses negligence, damages and injuries and making a connection between the two. He also talks about helping injured parties get more than just financial compensation. To learn more, hear what Mr. Oppenheimer has to say.
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor's office, or medical professional has failed to provide medical care that meets the required standards due to negligence or wrongdoing. We have the right to expect adequate services from our health care professionals. We should expect them to properly diagnose the conditions we suffer from, to prescribe the correct type and amount of medication, and to perform medical treatments with responsibility and skill to assist in our health.
When necessary medical standards are not met, the consequences can be devastating. According to a Harvard Medical Study done in 1990, approximately 80,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. A Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer can help you file a medical malpractice claim to assist you in recovering what you have lost as a result of medical malpractice.
While medical malpractice usually occurs in specialized fields of medicine like obstetrics-gynecology, neurosurgery, emergency care, and orthopedics, it can happen in any area of medicine from the pharmacy to the laboratory to the operating room.
Brett H. Oppenheimer, a Louisville personal injury lawyer, can help you file a wide range of medical malpractice claims including:
If you feel that you or a loved may have suffered from medical malpractice, you may be eligible to recover your losses for pain and suffering, serious injury, death, loss of earning capacity, and medical bills. Contact a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer for more information about your rights.
It is important to know that you must be able to prove three criteria in order to file a medical malpractice claim. You must prove your doctor failed to provide the standard of care and s/he made a mistake a reasonable doctor would not have. Also, you must show that your injury is a result of your doctor's negligence or wrongdoing. And you must show the damages suffered from the mistake.
In addition to meeting the conditions to file a lawsuit, cases are subject to a statute of limitations. This limits the time a person has to file a medical malpractice claim. In Kentucky, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is usually one year from the date of the injury, though this time limit can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Speak with a qualified Kentucky medical malpractice attorney to protect your legal rights.
If you suspect that medical malpractice may have caused injury to you or a loved one, qualified and experienced Louisville personal injury lawyer Brett Oppenheimer would like to investigate your allegations of negligence. Brett will talk to you as many times as necessary, free of charge, until you and he determine if his team can help you. There will be absolutely no fee or reimbursement of court costs or advanced expenses unless we successfully settle or win your medical malpractice case (unless otherwise agreed). Contact us today and speak with a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer for your free consultation.
Attorney Brett H. Oppenheimer explains the purpose of the phone call blog. He believes it is an opportunity to share some of the stories and inquiries that come to him by email and telephone so you can learn about the types of cases he and his staff consider. The phone call blog is a compilation of stories that come to him from people just like you. To learn more about the phone call blog, please view this short video.
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