Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have a duty to adhere to accepted standards of care when they are treating patients. Deviation from those standards that results in harm is considered malpractice. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, we can help you create accountability and pursue the compensation you deserve.

We offer our skilled and experienced representation to those who have been injured in all manner of medical malpractice, including:

  • Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis – Stroke, heart attack, cancer, kidney disease
  • Surgical errors – Wrong site surgery, leaving behind foreign objects, nicked or perforated organs, nerves or blood vessels
  • Birth injuries – Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia
  • Nursing home errors – Bedsores (decubitus ulcers), falls, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration, abuse, elopement

Was A Stroke Not Diagnosed Right Away?

When a stroke occurs, there is a very real need for timely and accurate diagnosis. If treatment can be provided within three hours of a stroke, the patient has a significant chance of recovering without any deficits. This makes it critical that people receive an accurate and prompt medical evaluation. If a doctor misses signs of a stroke, he or she should be held responsible for the harm caused by the lack of timely treatment.

In addition to stroke, many other diseases need to be promptly diagnosed and treated.

Million-Dollar Verdicts And Settlements

At Carroll & Turner, PSC, our attorneys are highly skilled at conducting thorough investigations to gather and properly analyze your medical evidence. Medical records can be complex. Our experience allows us to accurately identify any deviations from the accepted standards of medical care that harmed you.

We have more than 50 years of combined experience working to hold doctors, nurses and other health care professionals as well as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes responsible for lapses in care that injured people. Over the years, we have secured several million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Securing the full compensation people need can help them begin rebuilding their lives.

Answering Your Medical Malpractice Questions

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional acts in a way that violates an accepted standard of care and this violation causes harm to a patient. Although malpractice is surprisingly common, injured patients may not have standing to take legal action. This is why it is important to consult with an attorney if you believe that you have been hurt by a medical mistake or negligent act.

What are the most frequent types of medical malpractice?

In Kentucky, common forms of medical malpractice include:

  • Delayed diagnosis, which can occur when a doctor misses signs that indicate a condition, delaying treatment until it may be too late
  • Labor and delivery injuries to the mother or infant that can have lasting or deadly consequences
  • Surgical errors, which may occur when surgeons operate on the wrong body part or damage the body while performing surgery
  • Anesthesia errors arising from failure to monitor vital signs or administering an inappropriate dosage
  • Prescription drug mistakes in administration of the type or amount of medicine to a patient

Which parties can be sued for medical malpractice?

While doctors are the most obvious defendants, other health care professionals can also be liable for medical malpractice. These professionals include nurses, anesthesiologists, hospital administrators and other staff, hospitals and clinics, pharmacists and other parties.

How long do you have to file a medical malpractice case in Kentucky?

As with other personal injury lawsuits, a medical malpractice claim needs to be filed within a year of the incident. This window of time is known as a statute of limitations. Individuals who file after one year has elapsed may not be able to hold negligent parties accountable in court, regardless of how strong the injury claim is.

Are there caps on damage awards in Kentucky medmal cases?

California and other states limit the amount of damages medical malpractice victims can receive. This is not the case in Kentucky. For this reason, it is critical to speak with an attorney about your situation before you accept a settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurer: You may deserve more compensation than you realize.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Monticello And Throughout Kentucky

Let our attorneys build the case you need to secure the compensation you deserve after you have been harmed by medical malpractice. Come discuss your case with one of our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 606-930-4434, toll-free at 866-323-5865 or contact us online.

We collect attorney fees only if we secure compensation for you.