Meeting The Burden Of Proof
In order to have a medical malpractice claim you have to be able to prove that the doctor or hospital violated the reasonable standard of care owed to you as a patient, and that you were harmed as a result of the violation of the standard of care. Simply put, the hospital or doctor has to have been negligent and you have to have been injured by that negligence.
Bringing In Outside Experts
Proving a medical malpractice claim requires experts (usually other doctors) who are willing to testify that a violation of the standard of care was committed and that the doctor is at fault. Additionally, those experts have to provide evidence that the negligence caused the injury and testify regarding what complications from that negligence will continue into the future. These experts are very expensive, and cases are typically not pursued unless a person has significant damages as a result of hospital or doctor negligence.
Contact Our Firm
At Edwards & Kautz in Paducah, Kentucky, our attorneys will be happy to speak to you about a potential medical malpractice claim, and we will give you our opinion as to whether it merits a review by one or more experts. If we agree to take your malpractice claim, we will do it on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. Additionally, we will pay for the experts and the other costs of litigation, and will only recover those costs if we are successful in your claim. For your free initial consultation with a lawyer, call 270-908-4914 or write to us to learn more.