Medical Malpractice – Frequently Asked Questions
Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Dan F. Partin provide medical malpractice representation to clients throughout Kentucky. Having practiced personal injury law for decades, we understand that injuries inflicted from medical negligence can bring frustration and confusion. If you suspect that you or a loved one are the victim of medical malpractice, it may help you to review the following frequently asked questions:
How Do I Know If An Injury Was Caused By Medical Malpractice?
There are specific conditions that come together and amount to actions (or inactions) courts and medical boards may consider medical malpractice. To better understand whether medical malpractice is the cause of your injury, it may help you to know what factors a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case must prove. These factors include:
- There is an established doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor was negligent
- Your injuries were the result of the doctor’s negligence
How Much Is My Medical Malpractice Claim Worth?
The worth of a medical malpractice claim depends entirely on the circumstances surrounding the case and the various losses associated with it. Ideally, a successful claim will lead to coverage of emergency room costs and ongoing treatment, losses in wages, pain and suffering and more. Consult your attorney for a fuller understanding of what yours may be worth.
Is It Medical Malpractice If My Doctor Misdiagnoses My Condition?
Yes. A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a condition is a serious matter. Some misdiagnoses can lead to permanent disabilities or even death.
What Are Some Common Errors Considered To Be Medical Malpractice?
Common medical malpractice errors include:
- A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Failure to properly warn or educate patient on risks involving drugs or procedures
- Failure to follow standards of medical care in treating a patient
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim For Medical Malpractice?
In Kentucky, you have up to one year from the discovery of medical malpractice to file a claim. The one-year statute also applies in situations in which you should have discovered the malpractice.
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