Before you can file a medical malpractice claim you will most likely have to file a certificate of merit. This is a statement from a medical expert confirming that the medical records show that the relevant medical procedure/diagnosis were the cause of further injury to you or your loved one.

In order to file a certificate of merit, your Louisville medical malpractice lawyer will help you locate another medical expert to review your medical records from the offending doctor. The medical expert must certify that your health care provider was negligent in his or her care of your condition and caused you further harm.

The filing of a certificate of merit by your Louisville medical malpractice lawyer is one of the early steps in a medical malpractice claim. Many malpractice cases cannot progress without this document. A certificate of merit sets the basis for the case and allows further examination to be directed to resolve your medical malpractice claim.

A medical malpractice claim can be filed when a doctor, nurse, surgeon or other medical professional has failed to act with due diligence and their actions-or lack thereof-cause serious injury or death. A victim of medical malpractice in Kentucky may be eligible for compensation to address pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and hospitalization costs. In some cases of gross misconduct, you may even be eligible for punitive damages, but these types of damages come with heavy restrictions. 

Hiring a Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When considering filing a Kentucky medical malpractice claim, a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer at Gray and White Law can evaluate your case to determine if you have a viable claim. Our lawyers will help you review your consent form and give your case the personal attention it requires to fight for your fair compensation. Contact us today for a free case consultation - 1-888-450-4456.
Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law