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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 claim to assist you in recovering what you have lost as a result of 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 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 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 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 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 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.
I received a call from the father of an adolescent male. His son had been diagnosed with ADHD and, among other medications, was prescribed Risperdal. His son had recently been diagnosed with Gynecomastia (male breast growth). The father had learned through an internet search that Gynecomastia is a complication of Risperdal. Unfortunately,... read more
We received an inquiry from a contractor who had had two fingers severed and one injured substantially when he was injured by a table saw. Injuries from table saws can certainly be significant. We explained that where there are serious injuries we are interested in investigating claims associated with recently manufactured table... read more
We received a call from a 58 year old gentleman that had been using testosterone replacement therapy ("Low-T" gel) for approximately 60 days when he suffered a heart attack. He had seen something online about dangers associated testosterone replacement therapy and increased incidences of heart attack and stroke, and, therefore, called. I... read more
A man in his twenties contacted our office to discuss a significant injury he suffered while using a table saw. Every year, tens of thousands of injuries are suffered by table saw users. Many injuries occur as a result of kick-back, and that is exactly what happened to this man. Kick-back can... read more
A woman in her mid-fifties contacted our office to discuss her recent diagnosis of Type II Diabetes. She had been prescribed Lipitor to help lower her cholesterol. In fact, results from a recent study showed a drastic increase in Type II Diabetes in menopausal women using Lipitor. One of the criteria as... read more
We were contacted by a middle aged woman who had recently undergone surgery. She and her family were told that her surgery was anticipated to last approximately an hour and a half. Concerns arose during the surgery and, ultimately, the surgery lasted almost six hours. When the patient awoke, she had pain,... read more
Brett Oppenheimer Comments on the article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Medtronic's Infuse Moves From Operating Room to Courtroom (by John Fauber) I have reviewed this article by John Fauber and believe that it offers an objective and largely accurate synopsis of the history and current litigation status of Infuse. Infuse® is... read more
By Rebekah Kearn SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Stock prices for Intuitive Surgical dropped from $573 to $393 per share when it was found that the company had grossly underreported injuries and deaths caused by its da Vinci robotic surgery device, shareholders claim in a federal derivative complaint. The City of Birmingham (Ala.) Relief... read more
Drug prescriptions for testosterone therapy have nearly tripled since 2001 for American men suffering from "Low T," a condition that is more frequently the natural result of aging rather than any disease. Testosterone therapy in these men has been found to significantly increase the risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease,... read more
A recent large study has found additional evidence of significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease in middle aged men and older who are prescribed testosterone for "low T." Click here to read the original New York Times article... read more
By Christopher Jensenmarch 2, 2014 For Laura Christian, July 29, 2005, was the worst kind of anniversary. One year earlier, Ms. Christian had been reunited with Amber Marie Rose, the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth. But Ms. Christian did not get to call her daughter a year later. In the predawn... read more