Lawyer Fighting For Medical Negligence Victims
The phrase “accidents happen” is intended to apply to more trivial situations. If you’re playing baseball or fixing your garage door, yes, accidents happen. But when someone is providing medical care to a patient, and a medical professional is working on a high standard of care, accidents should not happen. There is simply no room for casual mistakes and certainly no room for careless, negligent actions in the medical field.
If you have been harmed by medical negligence, we can help you. At The Tucker Law Firm, PLLC, we are a one-attorney firm serving injured clients in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. Our lawyer, Lee Tucker, has 20 years of experience in the field of medical malpractice law. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the compensation you need if medical negligence has caused injuries or illnesses.
How Frequent Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
According to one article on the American Medical Association (AMA) website, more than a third of all physicians have had a lawsuit filed against them at some point. When you take the younger medical professionals out of the equation and look only at physicians over 55 years old, a full 55% of them have been sued for malpractice at some point.
This means that more than half of all physicians will, at some point, be sued for malpractice. Bear in mind that these numbers do not consider anesthesiologists, surgeons and other specialist experts.
Medical malpractice happens far more than it should, and it is important for those patients who have been hurt by their doctors to fight for the compensation they deserve.
Types Of Claims We Handle
We represent clients in all types of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Surgical errors: So many things can go wrong during surgery. The anesthesiologist can overdose a patient. Surgeons have operated on wrong body parts or left surgical equipment in patients’ bodies. Nurses have failed to monitor blood and heart rates throughout surgeries.
- Emergency room errors: Similar to surgical errors, numerous mistakes can be made in emergency situations.
- Birth injuries: We represent clients who have suffered serious complications or whose children have suffered complications in the birthing process, including Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, sudden death of the child or mother, jaundice, brain and skull injuries, fractured and broken bones, errors in C-section births, hypoxia and other serious complications.
- Failure to diagnose: Cancer and many other serious illnesses or diseases require early detection and intervention. When doctors fail to diagnose these illnesses, or when their diagnoses are delayed, the diseases can increase and become much more serious or even deadly.
- Medication and pharmaceutical errors: A significant percentage of medical practice involves prescriptions. Doctors can prescribe the wrong drugs, prescribe the wrong doses or prescribe drugs that do not mix well with other prescriptions a patient is taking. In other cases, the prescriptions are fine, but the pharmacist fills the order incorrectly. Any of these situations can be hazardous or even deadly.
The standards are high, and there are numerous ways a medical professional can go wrong, to the detriment of their patients. We have seen all types of serious illnesses and injuries resulting from medical malpractice.
Determining Whether You Have A Case
It is important to note that not every questionable situation rises to the level of malpractice. A medical professional deals with sick people, and sometimes there is nothing they can do. However, as noted above, there are plenty of situations in which the increased illness or injury a patient suffers is a direct result of medical negligence.
Establishing a viable claim requires a unique set of skills, including medical knowledge, legal experience and knowledge, in-depth research and negotiating skills, and a strong tenacity for finding the truth. In short, determining whether you have a case requires an attorney who has in-depth experience handling these types of medical negligence cases.
Our lawyer, Lee Tucker, has 20 years of experience handling medical negligence cases. He will explore the facts of your case and do intensive examination and research, and determine whether your case is viable. If the medical professional was indeed guilty of negligence, and that negligence did cause you harm, our legal team will fight for you and get you the maximum compensation award.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
We will not charge you any attorney fees until we win your case when our fee is calculated from a percentage of the compensation we obtain for you.