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Victim of Medical Malpractice in Lexington? Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

At Noakes Law Group, our Lexington medical malpractice lawyers relentlessly pursue justice and compensation for victims and families. We have recovered millions for our clients since 2018. Our firm handles the full range of medical malpractice cases—from doctor misdiagnosis to birth injuries. If you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation with a top-tier Lexington medical malpractice attorney. 

We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Lexington

Noakes Law Group is a boutique law firm committed to protecting the rights and interests of patients and their families. We are qualified to take on the full range of medical malpractice claims in Lexington. No matter what happens, our legal team is here as a resource. Along with other types of cases, our Lexington medical malpractice attorneys have experience with: 

  • Diagnostic Errors: Diagnostic errors occur when a healthcare provider makes an incorrect or delayed diagnosis. It can cause no treatment, delayed treatment, or even the wrong care. 
  • Surgical Mistakes: Surgical mistakes can cause terrible harm. Examples include doctor’s operating on the wrong site, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or performing an incorrect procedure.
  • Birth Injuries: Birth injuries are harms suffered by a newborn or mother due to medical errors or negligence during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or immediately postpartum.
  • Pharmacy Errors: Prescription medication is extremely powerful. Pharmacy errors involve mistakes in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication. It can cause terrible harm. 

An Overview of Medical Malpractice Laws in Kentucky 

Were you or your loved one the victim of malpractice in Lexington? Your case is subject to Kentucky law. Here are three key things to know about medical malpractice claims in the Commonwealth: 

  • Doctor-Patient Relationship is Foundational to Claim: In Kentucky, establishing a medical malpractice claim starts with proving the existence of a doctor-patient relationship. It is this relationship that sets the standard of care. Without a doctor-patient relationship, there is no viable medical malpractice claim. 
  • You Must Prove Medical Negligence: To succeed in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kentucky, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care. Among other things, this requires proving that the doctor/provider’s negligence contributed to the harm of the patient. 
  • Kentucky Requires Affidavit of Merit: Kentucky law mandates that those filing a medical malpractice lawsuit must submit an affidavit of merit. The affidavit—which must be completed and signed by a qualified medical expert—must assert that there are reasonable grounds to believe that negligence occurred. 

Medical Malpractice Victims Deserve the Maximum Compensation

Medical malpractice victims in Lexington need compensation to pay their bills and cover their damages. Through a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky, patients may be entitled to compensation for economic losses and non-economic damages. However, medical malpractice insurance companies are notoriously aggressive. They fight to pay out less whenever they can get away with it. Our Lexington medical negligence lawyers help victims seek compensation for: 

  • Emergency medical treatment; 
  • Hospital bills and other medical costs; 
  • Physical therapy and ongoing medical care; 
  • Loss of wages and diminished earning potential; 
  • Pain and suffering & mental distress; 
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death of a family member. 

Note: Unlike in several other jurisdictions, Kentucky does not have a cap on medical malpractice damages. You can seek compensation for the full value of economic and non-economic harm 

How Our Lexington Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

Medical malpractice laws are complicated. Doctors and other providers are defended by aggressive insurance companies. You need the right advocate on your side. At Noakes Law Group, we know how to get justice and the maximum compensation for victims. Our client testimonials and case results show what our firm can do for victims and their families. We are proactive. Among other things, our Lexington medical malpractice attorney will: 

  • Listen to what happen and explain your rights under the law; 
  • Investigate the incident—gathering evidence to prove medical malpractice; 
  • Help you identify and connect with the right expert witness for your case; 
  • Answer your questions and represent you in settlement negotiations; and
  • Take action to protect your rights and help you secure true justice. 

Medical Malpractice Claims in Kentucky: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Kentucky?

One year. Under Kentucky law (K.R.S. § 413.140), patients typically have one year to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. When does it start? On the date the injury was discovered or when it reasonably should have been discovered. However, there is an overall limit, known as the statute of repose, which prohibits filing a claim more than five years after the act of malpractice occurred. 

Who Can Be Held liable for Medical Malpractice?

In Kentucky, any licensed healthcare provider, including doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists, and even hospitals and healthcare facilities, can be held liable if their negligence leads to a patient’s injury. Liability is established based on failure to meet the accepted standard of care. Notably, multiple parties may share legal liability for the same medical malpractice lawsuit in Lexington. 

What Role Does an Expert Witness Play in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Kentucky?

A big one. Expert testimony is crucial in medical malpractice lawsuits in Kentucky. It is used to establish what the accepted standard of care is, whether the healthcare provider deviated from this standard, and how the deviation caused harm to the patient. An expert witness in the relevant medical field typically provides the testimony. 

What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to seek legal representation and bring forth a case when your future is on the line. If you’ve been injured, you deserve to be compensated. If you’ve been discriminated against you deserve justice. Reach out to us today online or by phone to schedule your free case review and learn more about legal services.

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Contact Our Lexington Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

At Noakes Law Group, our Lexington medical malpractice lawyers go above and beyond to provide the absolute highest level of guidance and support to clients. If you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free case evaluation. Our firm fights for the rights of malpractice victims in Lexington, Fayette County, and throughout Kentucky.

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