How Do I Get My Lost Wages After An Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product claims are examples of personal injury accidents. One of the most common damages suffered is lost wages. Many accident victims are out of work while they recover from their injuries and some victims cannot return to work at all. Lost wages can add into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who pays your lost wages? […]

What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

If you have never been injured in an accident and you have never had to file an injury claim, it is easy to make a mistake that can cost you thousands of dollars. Some mistakes can result in your claim being dismissed entirely. You are not trying to do something that may harm your personal injury case; however, you just have never had to deal with filing an accident claim. For this reason, we urge you to contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Lexington personal injury attorney. We have experience handling these types of cases, and we can provide you with the support, advice, and resources necessary to hold the person who caused your injury liable for your damages and losses. […]

By | February 1st, 2017|Auto Accident, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

How Does Kentucky Law Define Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims are a special type of personal injury claim that involves the loss of life. A typical personal injury claim seeks to recover compensation for an accident victim.  For example, if a reckless driver injures you, you file a personal injury claim to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost income, emotional stress, and physical pain. However, a wrongful death claim seeks to recover compensation for the survivors who lose a loved one in an accident. Losing a loved one because of any reason is tragic; however, when that death is preventable, it can be extremely difficult to process. When another person or entity causes a death, it may be possible to hold that party responsible and accountable under Kentucky’s wrongful death laws. Because a wrongful death action can be one of the most difficult types of personal injury claims to handle, it is crucial that you hire an experienced Louisville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to represent you and your family. […]

By | November 28th, 2016|Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on How Does Kentucky Law Define Wrongful Death?

Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice, a Leading Cause of Death in Kentucky?

Patients in emergency situations often have no choice about what hospital they are transported to, but those who are undergoing planned surgeries for heart conditions or otherwise seeking treatment for cancer or serious medical conditions have the opportunity to research hospitals in advance and may have a choice about where they undergo care. If you or a loved one is planning any procedure in a hospital, Medical Malpractice lawyers in Louisville, KY believe it is essential for patients to understand the risks and be aware of the high number of fatal medical mistakes occurring each year. Medical errors have long been a concern for patients, with studies as far back as 1998 estimating that around 98,000 people were killed each year because of preventable medical errors in hospitals. Now, however, new data indicates that the risk of death to due hospital negligence may be far greater than previously believed.  […]

Medical Malpractice in Kentucky

Attorneys in Kentucky see many types of medical malpractice claims. Here are a few: 1. Misdiagnosis Sometimes, a patient doesn’t show a textbook list of symptoms, and a doctor may misdiagnose the illness. They may then begin a treatment which could be life-threatening. 2. Negligence Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth Even in the 21st century, problems [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Lawyer|0 Comments

Kentucky Medical Malpractice Law

Statute of Limitations in Kentucky Medical Malpractice Cases Acting quickly is imperative as medical malpractice cases in Kentucky -- for injury or death --must be filed within one year of when the injury was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered.   Notice and Expert Requirements A medical malpractice case in Kentucky commences after filing [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Medical Malpractice Lawyer|0 Comments

Louisville Kentucky Food Allergy Lawyers

Every year, thousands of Americans suffer from food allergy anaphylaxis due to an undisclosed allergen, misleading product label, or negligent service of a food or ingredient to which they are allergic. To further explore the medical emergency: Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you're [...]

By | February 16th, 2015|Medical Malpractice Lawyer|0 Comments

Study: Kentucky ERs Among Worst in Country

A recent annual report by the American College of Emergency Physicians ranked Kentucky 47th in the nation in terms of quality of care, access to care, public health, disaster preparedness and medical liability.  The ranking is actually worse than where we were in 2009, when the last report was issued and Kentucky was reported to [...]

By | February 21st, 2014|Medical Malpractice Lawyer|0 Comments

Routine Medical Procedures Give Rise to Thousands of Malpractice Cases

Patients every day undergo routine medical procedures like biopsies or medical image testing. These procedures are described as primary medical procedures and they should be simple routine tasks that doctors become very skilled at performing.  Unfortunately, a recent study indicates that out of 1,500 non-surgical medical malpractice claims made between 2007 and 2011, six common [...]

By | January 23rd, 2014|Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Posts|0 Comments

New Guidelines Target Mistakes and Medical Malpractice Claims

Mistakes by medical professionals are estimated to be the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. As many as 440,000 people die because of mistakes in hospitals in the United States each year. As an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Kentucky, Rob Shelton knows that medical errors are [...]

By | November 27th, 2013|Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Posts|0 Comments