Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Serving Clients Throughout Kentucky
Patients have a reasonable expectation that their doctor will follow the standard of care, make correct decisions and react quickly in the event of an emergency. When something goes wrong, patients are often left wondering how such a mistake happened. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we help people who have been injured by medical malpractice.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by an emergency room error, hospital negligence, or a doctor’s negligence, contact our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the advisability of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our firm handles all cases on a contingent fee basis.
When Communication Is Ineffective, Mistakes Can Be Made
A breakdown in communication between physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff can result in mistakes. The wrong medicine may be administered, a patient’s chart may be dictated inaccurately because a doctor is fatigued from working an overnight shift, or a nurse may not communicate to a doctor the change in a patient’s status. Our dedicated Louisville lawyers work with professionals in various medical fields to analyze the situation and the patient’s medical history to figure out what should have been done.
Our medical malpractice experience includes handling cases involving:
- Birth injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Brain tumors
- Nursing errors
- Medication errors
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose heart attack and stroke
- Failure to diagnose aneurysms
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Cardiac surgery errors
What Are The Different Types Of Medical Malpractice?
Whenever a doctor, medical professional, or healthcare provider makes a mistake that another similarly qualified professional would not, he or she may be held liable for the resulting damage. These types of cases can vary in nature and severity, but may include:
- Delay in diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Surgical mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Medical product liability
Contact our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys today at (502) 242-8872 for your free consultation.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
If you were harmed by a medical professional or healthcare facility’s error or neglect, you may have cause to file a medical malpractice claim. However, to enforce the validity of the claim, you must be able to prove the following:
- There was a valid doctor/patient relationship between the injured and liable parties.
- The doctor or facility did not meet the expected medical standard of care.
- The injured party’s damages were the result of negligence or error.
- The injured party can prove that he or she suffered actual damages.
Lastly, each of the points listed above must be more likely true than not true.
How Long Do You Have To Sue For Medical Malpractice?
In the state of Kentucky, you have one year to file a legal claim, starting from the date the malpractice occurred. This time constraint, called a statute of limitations, can include all different types of medical malpractice, with few exceptions. If the medical malpractice resulted in the patient’s death, the loved ones and family members of that individual may have up to two years to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party.
If you have lost someone you love through a fatal medical mistake, Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC can help. We offer compassionate and knowledgeable representation during this difficult time. Because we handle only a small number of clients at any one time, we are able to offer your family personalized attention to address these issues.
Contact Our Kentucky Medical Negligence Attorneys for Help
If a delayed diagnosis or other medical mistake has affected your life or the life of someone you care about, please contact our Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers to learn how we can help.
Jury Verdict $20.9 Million
Jury Verdict Against Hospital $18.3 Million
Medical Negligence Settlement $10 Million
Wrongful Death Due To Medical Negligence $9 Million
Severe Brain Injury $8.5 Million
Improper Administration Of Anesthesia $7.5 Million
Failure to Diagnose Jury Verdict $4.1 Million
Wrongful Death Due To Medical Negligence $3.5 Million
Wrongful Death Settlement $3 Million
Brain Injury Settlement $2.8 Million
We Have Some of the Largest Verdicts & Settlements in KY
Our Senior Partner is an Inner Circle of Advocates Member
We Have Over 5 Decades of Experience
In-House Medical Staff to Assist in Case Preparation & Investigations
You Won’t Pay Any Upfront Costs
Respected Among Other Firms For Our Reputation in Handling Complex Cases