Lexington Medical Malpractice Attorney
Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC: Your Advocate and Ally
When doctors and other medical professionals fall short of basic obligations to provide quality care, the patients and families who trusted them are left shocked, bewildered and, more than likely, injured. Going to a doctor should be the first step on the road to recovery, not another step down the path of pain.
Medical malpractice cases require an experienced legal team with the time and resources to take on these complex and lengthy cases. At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Lexington, KY is very selective about the cases we accept. Our light caseload does not reflect a lack of clients, but rather a focused and personalized practice.
Contact our firm to learn more about your options in a free case evaluation!
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Although not all injuries are the same, the principles governing medical malpractice cases are consistent.
Common incidents of medical malpractice may include:
- Misdiagnoses of cancer and other serious illnesses
- Errors committed in surgery
- Overdose of drugs
- Erb's palsy
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Undiagnosed illnesses
In order to prove negligence in medical malpractice cases, the we must establish that there was a legitimate physician-client relationship, that the physician owed a certain duty of care to the patient, that that duty of care was breached, and that the injuries sustained were a direct result of that breach. The highly complex nature of these cases requires detailed attention.
Time Limit for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
In Kentucky, a person who is alleging medical malpractice has only one year (known as the statute of limitations) from the date of injury or death to bring a complaint against a health care provider. A health care provider can be a doctor, nurse, psychologist or any other medical professional. The date of injury specifically refers to the time when a person knows or should have reasonably known that they were injured. If the person who is alleging malpractice is a minor, the statute of limitations does not begin until the person turns 18.
Because there is a short turn around time as to when an injury occurs and when you should file suit, a person filing a malpractice claim in Kentucky should act quickly in hiring an attorney. Medical malpractice actions are complicated and the attorney you hire should have the knowledge and expertise to assist you with your potential claim.
Secure the Justice You Deserve!
At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, our firm is able to devote the care and attention necessary to giving your case the best possible chance at maximum recovery. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our Lexington medical malpractice attorneys are able to dedicate tremendous amounts of knowledge and resources to each medical malpractice case. By working with experts in various fields, we are able to effectively determine who is at fault for our clients’ injuries.
To learn more about the firm, call (859) 534-9327 today! We offer free evaluations.