Preventable Patient Injury and Medical Malpractice Claim Costs

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

Medical malpractice claims are costly, according to a 2008 Health Affairs study which shows that nearly $54.4 billion is spent every year for such claims. 

In a 2009 study published by Hearst Newspapers, it was estimated that every year in the United States, approximately 200,000 people die from preventable medical injuries.

Recent studies indicate that the high cost of medical malpractice claims is not related to unnecessary lawsuits. In fact, only 1.53% of patients who are injured because of medical negligence actually file a medical malpractice claim. 

How an Attorney Can Help with Your Kentucky Medical Malpractice Claim

If you've been injured as a result of medical negligence, you'll want to get the necessary compensation to cover your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other losses you may have experienced.

With the help of an experienced Kentucky medical malpractice attorney, you can determine the strength of your claim and whether you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

Your Kentucky medical malpractice attorney understands the laws concerning medical negligence and can more effectively expedite your case than you could on your own. In addition, your attorney has the resources available to investigate the facts surrounding your injuries and build a solid case against the liable party.

Contact a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

A Louisville medical malpractice attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your medical malpractice injury claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a no-cost evaluation of your case - 888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.

Matthew L. White
Connect with me
Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law