Injury Or Illness Caused By Hospital Negligence
We visit hospitals when the situation is serious. Whether you were at the hospital for medical emergency, childbirth or a serious illness, the hospital staff, doctors and nurses are held to an extremely high standard of professional care. If they made errors or acted negligently, they can be held liable for any illnesses, injuries or other damages that result.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by negligence in a hospital setting, I can help you. I am Chris Haden. As a lawyer with 20 years of experience, I spent nearly a decade representing hospitals, doctors and insurance companies in defense against these medical negligence claims. Because of that experience, I have unique knowledge of how the other side defends against these claims, which gives me an advantage in both negotiation and in the courtroom. I represent hospital negligence victims in Louisville and throughout Kentucky.
What Is Hospital Negligence?
Hospital negligence refers to medical malpractice, that occurs in a hospital — including errors. Physicians, nurses, technicians and other staff members can perpetrate it.
I have assisted numerous individuals who suffered injuries due to hospital negligence. I also help people who lost a loved one to medical negligence. Damages that I often recover for my clients include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Future health care costs
- Rehabilitation and training
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
The insurance company representative might offer you a settlement, but talk to me first. In most cases, I am able to get my clients much more by way of compensation than what they would get from the insurance company’s first offer.
Types Of Hospital Negligence Claims
The following are some common examples of hospital negligence:
- Prescription errors
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Removing a body part during surgery
- Leaving an instrument inside the body
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Infections due to poor sanitation
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to provide treatment
- Failure to order tests
- Lack of proper monitoring
- Incorrect use of a medical tool
- Lack of informed consent
Hospital Negligence Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to negligence and has damages as a result, here is what you should know about the law:
- To have an actionable lawsuit, you must prove that the hospital staff deviated from the expected standard of care.
- You must then demonstrate that their conduct directly caused your injury.
Statute Of Limitations
Under the statute of limitations, you must file a negligence lawsuit within a certain time frame. If you do not meet the deadline, you lose your right to pursue a claim — even if it would have been successful. In Kentucky, the statute of limitations is just one year. This makes it crucial to consult a lawyer immediately so you do not run over the time period.
In Kentucky, before the 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.
Call Me Today
If you live in Kentucky and believe you are the victim of hospital negligence, I can help. Email me or call me at 502-225-1316. I offer free consultations, and I take injury claims on contingency, so you won’t have to pay any lawyer fees until I have successfully obtained compensation for you.