Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorney
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When medical standards are not met, the consequences can be devastating, even deadly. These costly medical errors often occur in specialized fields such as obstetrics-gynecology, neurosurgery, or emergency care, but malpractice can happen in any area of medicine from the pharmacy to the laboratory or operating room. Wherever you or a loved one has suffered from a medical professional’s negligence, you can find the legal help you deserve with Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC.
Why Choose This Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
- Over $100 Million Won in Compensation
- 25 Years of Personal Injury Law Service
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer
- No Legal Fee Unless You Win Your Case
If you or a loved one have suffered from medical malpractice, you may be eligible to recover your losses for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical bills, and more. Brett is ready to investigate allegations of negligence and discuss your options with you.
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.
What to Expect in a Medical Malpractice Case
According to Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 216C, the injured patient must file their medical malpractice complaint with the Medical Malpractice Panel. That panel will then issue an opinion on the merit of the complaint. If the panel deems the complaint valid of a lawsuit, your case may move forward with the intention that you may be awarded compensation for your losses. Damages you may receive following a medical malpractice may include:
Current and future medical bills
Loss of income
Pain and suffering
Having a skilled and experienced attorney on your side to help you navigate your case can make all the difference in the outcome of your lawsuit. Brett Oppenheimer has the knowledge and expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Malpractice Claim in Kentucky
In order to file a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to prove three criteria. First, you must prove that your doctor failed to provide the standard of care, making a mistaking that a reasonable doctor would not have. Second, you must show the damages you have suffered from the mistake. Finally, you must also show that your injury is a direct result of your doctor’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Work with a Trustworthy Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The state of Kentucky has a one-year statute of limitations, or deadline, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes 413.140. This means you must act quickly! There are a few exceptions or arguments that can be made in an effort to extend the one-year deadline, including the "Discovery Rule" which argues that a statute of limitations period should not begin if the medical negligence (malpractice) was not known to the patient. For example, in certain cases, if the patient did not know of a misread X-ray or CT scan until 2 years later or if the opportunity to diagnose cancer was missed 3 years earlier, it may be argued that the statute of limitations should be extended to begin at the date of discovery.
From anesthesia errors or cases of failure to treat from a failure to diagnose cancer or a case of wrongful death, you can find the experienced, tireless representation you need and deserve at this Louisville medical malpractice firm.