You trust your doctors and the other medical professionals who treat you when you're sick or injured. And you should – you have the right to expect that the trained professionals to whom you've literally entrusted your life will follow appropriate procedures when caring for you.
Most medical professionals take their obligations seriously. But our Danville medical malpractice lawyers have seen time and again that errors are all too common. And these errors – often avoidable – can prove fatal for innocent victims.
But you are not alone. Our firm can help you pursue justice and compensation if you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury as the result of medical malpractice.
If you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in or around Danville, Kentucky, please call Helton, Walker & Associates today at 859-236-4520 for a consultation.
What Qualifies As Medical Malpractice?
The tragic reality of medicine is that sometimes tragic outcomes occur. Medicine is a complicated field, and doctors and other professionals are often brought in when a patient is already is in a difficult state.
This means that not every tragic outcome qualifies as a medical malpractice case. The law recognizes that tragic outcomes – even death – can happen even when a medical professional does everything right, and as such medical malpractice has a very specific definition.
Medical malpractice is all about “standards of care.” A standard of care is defined as a set of steps or actions that an experienced, capable medical professional is expected to follow in a given situation. So, for example, if you go to the doctor complaining about chest pains, the standard of care for diagnosing the cause of your symptoms involves certain widely recognized actions.
If a medical professional follows the standard of care, he or she is usually on sound legal ground. However, if the medical professional does not, if he or she violates a commonly understood standard of care, they might be liable if the patient suffers as a result.
A key part of our job is evaluating your case and determining if you have a viable medical malpractice claim. You can trust our attorneys to provide you with learned, honest advice.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die as a result of avoidable medical errors. It's possible to respect the difficulty of the medical profession and acknowledge the complexity of a doctor's work while also advocating for the innocent victims of shoddy medical work.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are capable of handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases. We have helped the victims of:
- Diagnostic errors
- Surgical errors
- Prescription drug errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
This isn't an exhaustive list. If your case doesn't seem to fall under one of these categories, don't hesitate to call us and arrange a consultation. We want to hear your story, and we look forward to discussing the unique details of your situation.
We want to be your champions. We want to fight for you. As the innocent victim of medical malpractice, you deserve nothing less.
If you're looking for a Central Kentucky personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success in medical malpractice cases, please call Helton, Walter & Associates today at 859-236-4520.