We live in the digital age, and the field of medicine is no exception to our changing world. More people are conducting business remotely via technology, doctors included. Business First has recently reported that Norton Healthcare, Inc. has received a federal grant to improve its telemedicine infrastructure at some of its rural Kentucky (and Indiana) affiliate sites.
What You Should Know about Telemedicine
Seeing a doctor for a telemedicine exam isn’t quite the same as seeing a doctor in person. However, many of the same legal rules apply. Specifically, if you believe that you have been injured by a doctor’s mistake, then you are going to have to prove the elements of a medical malpractice case in Kentucky. You are going to need to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that the doctor breached his or her duty of care, that you suffered physical harm as a result of the doctor’s breach of the duty of care, and that you are legally entitled to damages.
Contact a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been injured by a doctor practicing telemedicine at Norton’s, or another facility, or if you have been injured by a doctor’s malpractice during an in-person visit, then we encourage you to find out more about your legal rights and possible legal recovery. Our experienced Louisville medical malpractice lawyers would be pleased to provide you with a FREE and confidential consultation about your rights. Please contact us via this website or by calling 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to learn more.