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Louisville Surgical Malpractice Attorneys

Fight for the Justice You Deserve After a Surgical Error by Calling (502) 242-8872

While any surgery carries with it certain risks, every surgeon is required to operate under the recommended standard of care that others in their profession would provide. When a surgeon, anesthetist, nurse, or other medical staff member fails to provide that standard of care or makes an outright mistake that harms their patient, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC represents individuals and families who are affected by surgical malpractice throughout Kentucky. Led by a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, our firm has recovered over $500 million for clients in settlements and trial verdicts.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of surgical malpractice, contact a Louisville surgical error lawyer from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Our firm offers free initial consultations and handles cases on a contingent fee basis.

How Can a Surgical Malpractice Lawyer Help?

It isn't right or fair that a victim of surgical malpractice is made to deal with the financial and emotional fallout of their injuries on their own. Surgical errors can lead to complications, post-surgical infections, disfigurement, disability, and even death.

A Louisville surgery error attorney from our firm can support you and your family in the following ways:

  • Providing legal guidance so that you are aware of your rights
  • Uncovering what went wrong and finding out why the mistake occured
  • Holding the surgeon or hospital who harmed you responsible
  • Recovering financial compensation for damages you've suffered

Since 1986, our firm has helped people who have been injured by carelessness or negligence in the operating room. We only represent a small number of clients at any given time because it allows us truly focus on our clients and offer personalized representation. This approach has helped our firm secure many successful verdicts and settlements.

Types of Surgical Errors

The experienced legal team at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC has represented many clients who were victims of surgical malpractice in situtations such as:

  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Anesthesia errors such as over sedation or airway obstruction
  • Instruments and devices left in patient
  • Removal of wrong organ
  • Severed arteries
  • Overmedication or wrong medicine administered
  • Perforated or punctured bowels
  • Operation on wrong limb
  • Amputation of wrong limb
  • Disfigurement or scarring from cosmetic surgery

If you or someone you care about has been injured by a surgical or anesthesia mistake, contact our firm to discuss the advisability of filing a surgical malpractice lawsuit.

  • 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
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How Are Cases of Surgical Malpractice Proven?

Surgical error cases are under the same burden of proof as other medical malpractice lawsuits. The following are elements that must be clearly established in order to file a claim for surgical malpractice and prove liability:

  • The surgeon or anesthetist owed the patient a duty of care - this applies to surgeries that are planned as well as emergency operations.
  • The surgeon failed to operate under the standard level of care expected of other medical professionals in the same situation.
  • The patient suffered emotional or physical harm.
  • The harm suffered by the patient was a direct result of the surgeon's negligence or error.

In order to prove your surgical malpractice case, you need to work with a skilled Louisville surgery error attorney at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway. Our experienced team can investigate all aspects of your case, collect evidence, and work with expert witnesses that support your claim for damages.

Call (502) 242-8872 today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation of your case.

Why Hire Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC?

We Change Lives
  • 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

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