Take Action After Medical Malpractice
Amazing medical breakthroughs occur almost daily that can literally change the life of a person, helping them see better, walk better and have a better quality of life. We all place our lives in the hands of medical practitioners the moment we become a patient of any doctor or hospital. But when the unthinkable happens and a mistake is made that results in pain and suffering, permanent injury or even death, what should you do?
Despite the mantra that “accidents happen,” those that made the mistakes should be held accountable and the victims’ rights should be defended. At the Kentucky law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we help individuals seek full and fair compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages.
Handing A Full Range Of Medical Negligence Cases
With more than 30 years of experience, T.J. is well-equipped to handle medical malpractice cases involving:
- Wrongful death
- Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy
- Anesthesia errors, wrong site and other errors made during surgery
- Drug dosage errors or allergic reactions, including those made by a pharmacist
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis such as missing a tumor or cancer
- Infections acquired in the hospital due to negligence and foreign objects left in the body during surgery or a procedure
- Nursing negligence
- Emergency room error such as misdiagnosing a mental illness, heart attack or stroke
Not every bad outcome is due to negligence. But unless you look deeper into a situation with the assistance of a trained professional, you may never know why something happened the way it did.
What Is Negligence?
Medical negligence means that a doctor, nurse, therapist, hospital or other health care professional did not follow widely accepted standards of care, and someone was harmed as a result. Legal remedies, such as a negotiated settlement or court case, exist for the protection of those who were harmed. If you or a family member placed your trust in a caregiver’s competence, and that trust was betrayed because the caregiver or medical provider was careless, this is negligence.
Did Poor Staffing At A Hospital Result In Your Injury?
In many medical malpractice cases, the fault does not lie with the doctor. Instead, the issue is with staffing and training. Hospitals and nursing homes are chronically understaffed, and the staff is commonly underpaid and undertrained. If you believe you or a loved one is not receiving the level of care you deserve, do not be afraid to speak up.
Stand Up For Your Rights. We Can Help.
To learn more about your rights, turn to our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer in Louisville. Contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, via our contact form or call 502-677-1429. We offer a free initial consultation and only get paid when you do.