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What You Need to Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Eastern Kentucky medical malpractice attorney Billy Johnson has years of experience getting clients the compensation they deserve. Whether negotiating out-of-court settlements or arguing a client’s case in front of a jury, Billy Johnson fights to make sure his clients get justice and that healthcare providers are held accountable for their negligence. Contact the Johnson Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.

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What You Need to Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

  1. 1. What You Need to Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit billyjohnsonlaw.com Understanding the path forward for medical malpractice victims
  2. 2. What is Medical Malpractice? Malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider causes a patient serious and costly harm due to careless or negligent actions. Negligence means that a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional failed to take actions that meet the standards of care accepted in the medical community. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  3. 3. Why are These Claims Important? Medical malpractice claims allow injured or ill patients the opportunity to recover the costs that stem from negligent healthcare. They also hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for the harm they’ve caused. These claims are about fairness. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  4. 4. Statistics on Medical Errors in the U.S. • Approximately 250,000 deaths happen in the U.S. every year due to medical errors. • Ten percent of all medical deaths are due to medical error. • Around 4,000 surgical errors happen every year. • About one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  5. 5. Not All Medical Errors Constitute Malpractice A medical error is not necessarily the same thing as medical malpractice. A medical malpractice claim is based on the premise that a healthcare provider failed to act in accordance with the “standard of care” of the medical profession. While it’s not always easy for a patient to see the difference, a skilled medical malpractice attorney will be able to determine whether the patient has a potential claim. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  6. 6. • Anesthesia Errors • Birth Injuries • Emergency Room Errors • Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis • Hospital Infections • Medical Device Malfunctions/Recalls • Medication Errors • Nursing Home Abuse • Surgical Errors • Wrongful Death CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682 Examples of Medical Malpractice
  7. 7. • Loss of past and future earnings • Medical expenses • Pain and suffering • Past and future medical expenses • Disability • Wrongful death CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682 Common Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
  8. 8. What to Do If You Suspect Malpractice • First, prioritize your health. If you are critically injured or ill, seek medical care from another doctor. • Second, keep records or medical bills related to your initial treatment and any other treatment you received after the malpractice occurred. • Third, contact a medical malpractice attorney to get assistance with filing a claim. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  9. 9. Medical Malpractice Cases Aren’t Simple Proving medical malpractice requires examining all the evidence, conducting investigations and building a case on behalf of the patient. Most patients don’t have the knowledge or experience necessary to file a claim and get compensation that adequately reflects the costs of malpractice. CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  10. 10. A skilled medical malpractice attorney not only gathers evidence and builds a case for their client, they also handle correspondence with insurance companies and healthcare providers. An attorney will do the legwork of the case and fight to make sure that a client gets the payment they truly deserve. These claims often involve significant injuries and medical costs. When there is this much on the line, it’s in a patient’s best interest to have an attorney handle the claim. How a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682
  11. 11. Eastern Kentucky medical malpractice attorney Billy Johnson has years of experience getting clients the compensation they deserve. Whether negotiating out-of-court settlements or arguing a client’s case in front of a jury, Billy Johnson fights to make sure his clients get justice and that healthcare providers are held accountable for their negligence. Contact the Johnson Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Contact Billy Johnson Today CALL US AT 1.606.433.0682

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