Taking Legal Action After Suffering An Injury From Medical Malpractice
According to the Civil Justice Resource Group, up to 200,000 deaths each year are due to medical accidents and up to 120,000 deaths annually occur due to medical negligence. These numbers are staggering, and when it affects you and your family the results of medical negligence can be devastating. Medical negligence can occur in any medical situation, from an appointment with your dentist, an emergency room visit, an annually scheduled physical, outpatient surgery or even a high-risk operating room procedure. Even the smallest error by a doctor can have life-altering or even terminal results.
If you suffered a new or worsened injury from your medical provider, our medical malpractice attorneys at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, in Owensboro can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand how traumatic medical malpractice injuries can be. Not only do you face expensive and time-consuming medical treatments, but your health care provider also breached your trust. Our lawyers will take the time to listen to your concerns, explain your options, and help you obtain fair and just compensation.
A Medical Mistake Can Have Significant Impacts On The Rest Of Your Life
Medical malpractice is the improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or other health care professional. Malpractice can result in a variety of new or worsened injuries, illnesses and in some cases, fatalities. The injuries a patient suffers depends on the cause of the medical malpractice. Birth injuries can impact both the mother and the child, causing fractures, paralysis and cerebral palsy. A misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis can cause a delay in the patient receiving life-saving medical treatments. For example, a missed cancer diagnosis can cause the disease to spread and worsen before a patient seeks treatment.
Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of different situations, including:
- Surgical errors
- Negligent care
- Birth injuries
- Prescription errors
- Anesthesia errors
Similar to a personal injury claim, you can recover compensation for economic and noneconomic damages for a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky. Economic damages include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost future income and in wrongful death cases, funeral expenses. Noneconomic damages include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of companionship.
Get Started On Your Case
If you think that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence or malpractice, contact the attorneys at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, for a free consultation today. To get in touch with us, call us at or complete our online contact form. With offices in Owensboro, Hartford, Madisonville, Bowling Green and Evansville, our lawyers represent malpractice victims throughout Western Kentucky.