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Kentucky Medical Malpractice Attorney

Helping Kentucky Residents obtain adequate reimbursement for the losses induced by the medical personnel

If you were injured by a health-care professional, a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a technician or a hospital worker, it means that you might have a medical malpractice claim. These cases are commonly referred to as medical malpractice cases or medical negligence claims.

When a medical procedure causes death or injury, it is always devastating. If you were severly injured as a result of a medical mistake, please call us. Medical malpractice cases are always expensive to litigate. It is essential to realize that not all of the medical situations are the actual results of medical negligence and, not all medical mistakes cause injury. Unfortunately, a high percentage of cases that Hans investigates must be rejected for one reason or another.

If we determine that your case should be pursued, then rest assured – we will hire the best medical experts to testify on your behalf. Hans will shoulder all of the associated expenses during the pursuit of your case’s resolution and will only be reimbursed if your case was successfully resolved by jury verdict or settlement. Otherwise, you owe nothing.

There are four essential elements in a medical malpractice case:

Duty of Care:

when you are treated in a medical facility it is usually conducted on a contractual basis, where you are the patient and the hospital is a provider. When this contract is established, a provider has several duties: posses medical knowledge, skills, care for the patient in accordance with knowledge and skills in a competent manner, and use medical judgment.

Breach of Duty:

in this instance, the “breach”, stands for “breaking the contract”. A breach of duty occurs when the care is exercised in a manner not consistent with the standards of medical care. When handling such a case, and proving that a provider has breached his or her duty means showing what a reasonably experienced professional from the same area would have done in the same situation. Also, expert witnesses are needed to show the breach or deviation of the standard of care.

Injury:

injury can be classified as one or more of the following: medical expenses, lost income/wages due to injury, inability to earn money, physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of a loved one.

Proximate Cause:

a factual (not a legal) cause of an injury. In case of an injury, when determining a cause, a substantial factor test applies. It is essential to determine if the evidence demonstrates that the results of misconduct could be reasonably foreseeable. An accepted principle is that in most cases testimony of an expert witness is required just because of the complicated nature of the case.

If one or more of these four rules were violated, then you have a medical malpractice case. We know that within this list, one element causes another. Breach of care that is caused by a proximate cause impairs the duty of care and ultimately causes an injury. Proving a factual cause is essential and key to your case.

We have an extensive knowledgebase and experience to handle your medical malpractice case. At The Poppe Law Firm we realize that if you were injured as a patient, you have suffered physically and emotionally, lost wages and possibly lost the ability to earn money.

Let Hans Poppe handle your Kentucky Medical Malpractice Case for the best resolution to your advantage and a fair compensation for your injuries.


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