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Can Emergency Rooms Delay Care for Unaccompanied Minors in Kentucky?

One of the most debated topics we here when it comes to minors and medical treatment is whether or not Ketucky emergency rooms should delay care for unaccompanied minors just because a parent isn’t present. And while arguments on both sides can be valid (to a…

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Can I recover punitive damages if a hospital’s delay in treatment has hurt me?

The answer to this question depends on exactly why your medical treatment was delayed. In most cases, delayed medical treatment happens because a healthcare provider was negligent. Kentucky law does not allow you to recover punitive damages just because someone else’s negligence hurts you. If…

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How does triage work in the emergency room?

Triage means “to sort.” Emergency rooms must have a way of sorting patients to ensure that the patients who need care first to avoid serious injuries or death receive it before other patients with less urgent medical needs. ER Triage Policies and Procedures While every…

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Will the hospital provide me with evidence about what happened if my loved one dies from delayed treatment?

The hospital is unlikely to hand over any evidence you request unless they are legally obligated to do so. You can get the evidence you need from the hospital by working with an experienced medical malpractice wrongful death lawyer. Once you hire an attorney and…

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Should I negotiate with the hospital on my own after my loved one dies from a delay in medical treatment?

The short answer is no. While you have the legal right to negotiate with the hospital on your own after a delay in care causes your loved one’s death, it is likely a mistake to contact the hospital yourself. The hospital administrator or attorney is…

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I believe I have a medical malpractice claim for delay in care. Will you represent me?

We do not represent everyone who contacts our office about a potential delay in medical care lawsuit. First, we weed out injuries that were not the result of medical malpractice. Next, we turn away cases that may qualify as medical malpractice but are not serious…

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