Medical and dental malpractice occur when a healthcare professional does not follow the appropriate procedure, prescribes incorrect treatment or medication, and deviates from the standard of care, causing patients injury, illness, and even fatalities. Doctors’ error can have serious impact on the lives of the victims and their families.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The number of deaths and injuries resulting from medical and dental malpractice is likely higher, since many cases are not reported.
At JD.MD, we provide the attorneys of victims of medical malpractice in Kentucky with the resources and knowledge required to pursue their medical malpractice cases.
Medical & Dental Malpractice in Kentucky
Some of the most common cases of medical and dental malpractice in Louisville and the surrounding areas involve:
- Surgical and hospital errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Delayed treatment
- Medication and anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Other serious injuries or errors
Healthcare in Kentucky
Kentucky and its major cities like Louisville, Lexington, and the surrounding communities have the highest smoking rate in the US, with more than 28 percent of adults being smokers. In addition, the rate of obesity in the state is increasing. Currently, more than 1,000,000 adults in Kentucky are obese.
However, with these growing health problems, the fact remains that there is only one doctor per 1,000 people across the state. With few primary care physicians and dentists available to the population, many medical malpractice or dental malpractice cases can occur due to a doctor’s error.
JD.MD Medical & Dental Malpractice Services in Kentucky
It can be difficult to pursue a dental or medical malpractice case in Kentucky. As a lawyer, you first must determine whether or not your client’s case has merit. JD.MD can assist with this initial step by evaluating your medical malpractice case or dental malpractice case and determining if negligence occurred. We can then send your case to a dental or medical expert for a formal opinion or an affidavit.
After your case has been evaluated, we offer the following additional medical malpractice services:
- Medical Expert Witnesses
- Expert Witness Attorney Services
- Specialty Medical or Dental Malpractice Experts
- And More!
Undertaking a dental or medical malpractice lawsuit is a complex and specialized legal process. JD.MD will provide you with case evaluations and expert witness services. Contact us today at 1-800-225-5363.