Medical intervention does not only occur when you are injured or ill. In some situations, medical care may be necessary to address the harms or issues caused by a misdiagnosis or medical negligence. Thus, some patients in Kentucky and elsewhere may experience unexpected pain and medical ailments due to the negligence of a medical professional. As such, these patients may have recourses for the damages suffered.
Medical malpractice cases
At Lange, Quill & Powers, PLC, our law firm understands how traumatic a medical malpractice matter can be on a patient and their loved ones. Whether it was a misdiagnosis of a disease, the failure to diagnose an ailment, surgical errors, birth injuries, prescription errors, defective medical equipment or other types of incidents caused by a medical professional, our attorneys understand the complexities of these matters as well as the options available to you.
Filing a medical malpractice action not only helps a patient to understand what caused their harm but also assigns liability for it. Negligence is often the cause. So, whether it is due to a doctor or surgeon suffering burnout due to working too many hours, not enough experience, the failure to properly staff the hospital or even communication errors between medical providers and facilities, uncovering the cause can help give a better and more complete picture of the damages that the patient has suffered.
Taking legal action
Filing a medical malpractice action may be the best option for a harmed patient. If a patient is successful with the lawsuit, they could recover compensation for their losses. This could cover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical bills and other related losses.
While some acts of medical malpractice are clear and obvious, others are not identifiable so easily. Thus, it is important that you explore your situation further if you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and skilled, allowing us to properly evaluate cases and guide patients successfully through a medical malpractice suit.