Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider causes serious harm to a patient because they failed to follow proper guidelines or protocols. If you believe medical negligence is responsible for your injury or illness, contact Gray and White Law. We offer free consultations; call (502) 210-8942 or message us online today.
Why Choose Gray and White Law?
- We have over two decades of experience in all areas of personal injury law.
- We obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients and have recovered millions on their behalf.
- We provide compassionate support from start to finish while aggressively pursuing justice.
Grounds for Medical Malpractice Cases in Hardin County
Malpractice claims are commonly filed in Hardin County for injuries resulting from:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Lack of informed consent
- Medication errors
- Improper testing
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Defective medical devices
- Medical record mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Hospital errors
This is not an exhaustive list, as medical errors are a leading cause of preventable injuries and death in the U.S.
Types of Compensation Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim
You may be entitled to the following types of compensation in a medical malpractice claim:
Compensation for actual financial losses, such as:
- Past and Current Medical Expenses
- Anticipated Future Medical Costs: Rehabilitation, live-in care, home modifications, adaptive medical equipment, medications, surgeries, etc.
- Current and Future Lost Wages: For any time you missed work while recovering
- Diminished Earning Capacity: If you can no longer earn the same level of income as before the injury or illness
Compensation for subjective losses that do not reflect an exact dollar amount. For example:
- Pain and Suffering: For the physical pain you have endured
- Emotional Distress: For any psychological conditions caused by the injury or illness you suffered, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, etc
- Loss of Consortium: Compensation for a spouse who has suffered changes in their relationship due to an illness or injury, such as lost companionship, services, or sexual relations
- Loss of Quality of Life: If you are unable to participate in activities you used to do before the injury or illness
The court may also award punitive damages if the healthcare provider exhibited extreme recklessness or egregious behavior as further punishment.
Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A medical malpractice lawyer can be essential to your case for several reasons. Firstly, their deep understanding of the complex and intricate laws surrounding medical negligence, means that your case will be built on solid legal grounds. They have the resources to investigate and evaluate your medical records, gather expert opinions, and navigate through the often intricate medical and legal terminology. Additionally, a medical malpractice lawyer is well-equipped to negotiate with insurance companies and hospitals on your behalf, working tirelessly to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Their experience in similar cases enables them to anticipate potential challenges and employ effective strategies to strengthen your claim. Ultimately, having a skilled medical malpractice lawyer by your side will significantly increase your chances of holding the negligent healthcare provider accountable.
Contact Us Today To Learn More About Your Options
If you or a loved one believes you are a victim of medical malpractice, we can help. Call (502) 210-8942 or message us online to arrange your free consultation today.