Doctor Negligence

Doctor Negligence Lawyer in Louisville, Kentucky

Representing Victims of Medical Negligence

We expect medical professionals to take utmost care when treating their patients. Oftentimes, we entrust them with our lives and well-being. Unfortunately, doctors have been known to make serious errors that lead to significant injuries, complications, and even death for some patients. If it can be proven that the doctor was acting negligently or failing to take reasonable care, he or she can be sued for medical negligence.

Victims of doctor negligence in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding communities can turn to the law office of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC for answers to their legal questions and representation.

Surgical Errors

Errors during surgery can have devastating consequences. You may be eligible to pursue a medical malpractice claim if a doctor made any of the following errors while treating you or a loved one:

  • Performed the wrong procedure
  • Performed on the wrong patient
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Slipped while using a scalpel, cutting an organ, blood vessel, or other tissue
  • Leaving a surgical instrument or sponge inside the patient after surgery
  • Unsanitary surgical instrument or conditions
  • Mistake in the surgical procedure itself
  • Mistakes in the pre-operative plan

Doctor Negligence Involving Medication

A physician may fail to prescribe the medication a patient needs, may prescribe the wrong medication, or may prescribe the wrong dose.

A doctor may also be found negligent if he or she fails to take the following into account when prescribing medication:

  • If the patient is currently taking other medications or undergoing therapy that might negatively interact with the newly prescribed medication
  • If the patient has any existing medical condition(s) that could interact negatively with the medication
  • If the patient has any allergies to an ingredient in the prescribed medication
  • If the medication is appropriate for the patient's age or body weight

Finally, an unfortunate fact is that many serious medication errors have been made due to the doctor's handwriting being too hard to read or easily misread.

Failure to Diagnose Correctly

There are four main ways that a doctor can be negligent in a diagnosis:

  1. Fails to identify a medical condition that exists (such as cancer or a heart problem)
  2. Incorrectly diagnosing a condition when the patient does not have any problem, and continuing with treatment for that condition that does not exist
  3. Diagnosing the wrong condition (or the wrong stage or site of the condition)
  4. Failing to diagnose a problem in a timely manner

Consult a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Attorney about Doctor Negligence

If you've been harmed by a doctor's negligence, contact a doctor negligence attorney in Louisville, Kentucky about your circumstances in a free, no-commitment consultation.

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