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“We want to hold people accountable for their negligence, because if you don’t they’re doomed to repeat it.”
How can you tell if you have a valid medical malpractice claim? What are the most common types of medical malpractice? Are malpractice lawsuits destroying the healthcare industry?
Tad Thomas is an attorney with Thomas Law Offices based in Louisville, Kentucky. He opened the firm in 2011 and can assist clients in Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; and Cincinnati, Ohio.
In this interview, Thomas explains how to find out if you have a medical malpractice lawsuit on your hands or if you simply experienced a poor outcome of a routine operation. He explains that Kentucky laws ensure that only valid medical malpractice lawsuits reach the courts, and that the only way to tell if you have a valid claim is to meet with an attorney.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-0031 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.
Medical malpractice is a term used to refer to a deviation from the standard of care. In other words, medical malpractice occurs whenever a medical professional does something that a reasonable medical professional with the same training and in the same situation would or would not have done. Failures to diagnose or identify serious symptoms are common types of medical malpractice.
Nothing is guaranteed in the field of medicine, and even the best doctor in the world cannot save everyone. There are many instances where the negative effects of a procedure are merely the result of a bad outcome which no one could have prevented rather than medical malpractice. Recognizing the difference between medical malpractice and a bad outcome can be extremely difficult.
In most cases it takes an expert to identify with certainty when medical malpractice has occurred. This is why it is important to speak to a medical malpractice attorney who understands the law as well as common medical errors that can occur. In some states, it may be necessary for a doctor to sign off on the new or worsened condition before a medical malpractice case can be officially taken to court. This is true for states including Kentucky, and is intended to prevent frivolous lawsuits from causing unnecessary damage to the healthcare industry.
The attorneys who handle these cases understand the expenses that have likely already been poured into the medical industry via insurance premiums and past medical bills. Medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means a client will not have to pay for their services unless or until the attorney is able to make a successful recovery for them in court. Additionally, these attorneys offer free consultations so that a person potentially injured by medical malpractice can get the answers they need right away, and the steps to begin an investigation into what really caused the new or worsened injury can begin.
Thomas maintains that medical malpractice lawsuits are not harmful to the healthcare industry, as some critics have complained. In fact, if people injured as the result of medical malpractice do not bring their cases forward, it is likely that many more patients may suffer the same injury as a result.
Additionally, due to the expenses related to medical malpractice lawsuits that any firm has to pay in the course of building a case, very few frivolous lawsuits make it under the radar. The goal of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is not to hurt the professionals responsible or the industry as a whole, but to help an injured client recover financially and physically while protecting future patients from the same situation.
To learn more, contact Tad Thomas directly by calling 888-981-0031 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.
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