Hospital Negligence Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky
What is hospital negligence?
Hospital negligence includes any type of medical negligence that occurs in a hospital setting, including errors by doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff.
Attorney Haden has successfully represented people and the families of people seriously injured as the result of hospital negligence. Compensation for hospital negligence victims may include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Future healthcare costs
- Rehabilitation and training
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
Some common examples of hospital negligence include:
- Medication error – giving the patient the wrong medication or the wrong dose
- Surgical removal of wrong body part
- Leaving a sponge, instrument or other object in a patient after surgery
- Negligent infection
- Improper use of anesthesia
- Failure to treat an illness
- Incorrect treatment of a diagnosed illness
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to consult with a specialist
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Failure to stabilize a patient
- Improper use of a medical device
- Birth injury or birth trauma due to physician, nursing or hospital negligence
- Surgical procedures that are not necessary, or that are done without patient consent
- Wrong surgery
Hospital negligence lawsuit information
If you or a loved one has been harmed by hospital negligence, here is some important information that you should consider:
- In order to prevail in a hospital negligence suit you must prove that the hospital staff acted unreasonably and that the hospital staff conduct was a direct cause of the injury. Unless both of these are established, there is no case.
- Hospital staff are not necessarily negligent simply because their efforts were unsuccessful.
- The failure of a treatment is not negligence if it was an accepted treatment based on the information the doctor had or should have had when the choice of treatment was made.
Laws related to hospital negligence lawsuits
You should also be aware of some special laws that apply to hospital negligence cases:
- Statute of limitations: This is a law that requires commencement of a hospital negligence case within a specific time period. If the hospital negligence case is not filed within that time period it will not be allowed even if the hospital staff would have been found at fault. Because the time period is often very short, it is very important to consult with an experienced hospital negligence attorney as soon as possible.
- Expert witnesses: In Kentucky, before commencement of a hospital negligence case the party bringing the claim must obtain an opinion from a medical expert confirming that hospital negligence occurred and that it was a direct cause of the claimant’s injuries.
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If you live in Kentucky and believe you are the victim of hospital negligence, please contact The Haden Law Office. We will review your case at no charge.
Representing hospital negligence victims and their families across Kentucky
The Haden Law Office is proud to represent victims of hospital negligence throughout Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Florence, Georgetown, Henderson, Elizabethtown, Ashland, Pikeville, Frankfort, and Paducah.