Attorneys Putting Lexington Medical Malpractice Victims and Families First
Our lawyers work to secure maximum compensation for clients throughout Eastern Kentucky
Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Tragically, medical malpractice claims as many as 400,000 lives yearly – and many of these errors are preventable. Survivors of medical malpractice suffer severe physical and emotional pain, many lose the ability to work, and often incur large medical bills. The family suffers as well, as they watch their loved one endure immense pain and fight to get their loved one the type of care he or she deserves.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law hold hospitals, doctors, nurses, X-Ray technicians, pharmacists, and other health care providers in Eastern Kentucky accountable when their medical error causes harm. We have obtained large legal recoveries because we have the experience, legal savvy, and negotiation skills to successfully handle these complicated claims. We tap into a vast network of medical experts to prove how medical negligence caused you harm. At our Lexington office, you can meet a medical malpractice lawyer who can help you and your family today.
Our Eastern Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers handle a wide variety of claims
The attorneys of Crandall & Pera Law have successfully tried and settled medical negligence cases in Lexington because our legal partners also worked for insurance companies. This means we know how medical defense lawyers think and which strategies they use. We also succeed due to our work with registered nurses and paralegals who are trained to review and process medical error claims. We work with physicians to review medical reports and charts to help discover and prove medical error.
At Crandall & Pera Law, our medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving:
- Surgical errors. These medical errors include unnecessary surgeries, operating on the wrong limb, failing to preserve airways during the operation, anesthesia errors, leaving foreign objects in the patient, and failing to fully inform the patient of the risks of surgery.
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose. Both types of failure can cause death and prevents the patient from receiving the correct treatment at the right time. Doctors and others who fail to diagnose heart disease, cancer, bowel leaks, infections, or diagnose the wrong medical problem should be held responsible for their negligence.
- Birth injuries.Injuries to a mother or child can be caused due to negligence before delivery, during labor and the delivery, and during postpartum care. We have obtained multi-million-dollar awards on behalf of our birth injury medical malpractice clients.
- Medication errors. Crandall & Pera Law has won or settled cases against doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and others for medication errors. Drug errors include prescribing the wrong drug or the incorrect dosage, not warning a patient of harmful side effects, or failing to give correct instructions.
- Dangerous drugs and defective devices. Doctors who use drugs and devices that are subject to an FDA recall can be sued for medical malpractice. Actos, Dilaudid, and Stryker hip replacements are known to be dangerous. Our team has successfully taken on these complicated cases.
- Anesthesia errors.Anesthesiologists must monitor the patient throughout the entire medical procedure. They should properly advise the patient before the procedure about fasting, check for allergic reactions, and evaluate the patient’s overall health to make sure they are a safe candidate for the planned surgical procedure.
- Emergency room errors.Our Kentucky medical malpractice attorneys know how doctors are supposed to treat patients in the emergency room. We hold health professionals liable who fail to treat ER patients in a timely fashion or provide the wrong care.
- Nursing home abuse and neglect. We believe that our elderly relatives’ golden years should be spent in comfort and safety. Crandall & Pera Law holds nursing homes and their staff accountable for physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse and negligence.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help me win my case?
If you have decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after you sustained an injury during a medical procedure, you will require the services of a skilled medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice is a complex area of legal practice. It requires the attention and skill of a lawyer who has experience handling challenging medical malpractice cases. We work with medical experts who can testify about the mistakes the doctor made and show how the doctor’s mistake caused your injury. Your lawyer will consider all the medical evidence you have that supports your claim, they will determine who might be held liable for your injuries and they will be able to present a compelling case on your behalf.
Our team works with people who have sustained serious injuries while being treated at:
- King’s Daughters Medical Center
- Pikeville Medical Center
- Eastern State Hospital
- University of Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital
- Casey County Hospital
- Highlands Regional Medical Center
- Appalachian Regional Healthcare, including
- Morgan County
All of this takes time and it requires considerable resource investment without a guarantee of victory. When you meet with an attorney in Lexington, he or she advances the costs of preparing your case, and you pay attorney fees only if they win compensation for you.
What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice claim?
The damages that you recover if you prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit is compensation for the losses you have suffered because of the doctor’s negligence. Some of the typical damages you might recover include:
- Medical expenses related to the injury now and in the future
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
What is the time limit for filing a medical malpractice suit near me?
Kentucky is one of the states with a very short legal time limit for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, which is one year. You have one year from the date the injury occurred, or from the date that the injury could have been reasonably discovered. (KRS 413.140.)
There are exceptions to the tight, one-year statute of limitations and they include children, who have until one year after their 18th birthday to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for an injury against them. Also, in a wrongful death action, you have two years from the date of death to set up an Estate, and your statute of limitations for the wrongful death portion of the case then tolls one year from the date that you set up the Estate.
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a doctor or other medical professional, the law does not give you a lot of time to think about filing a lawsuit. You must act quickly because your legal team from Crandall & Pera Law will need tome to investigate the incident, obtain your medical records and develop the case.
Contact our Lexington office today for advice on your medical malpractice case
Whatever the cause of medical malpractice or which health care professional was responsible, an experienced Lexington medical malpractice lawyer is ready to represent you and fight for your rightful compensation. Because medical malpractice cases have short statutes of limitations, a delay can hurt or destroy your claim. Our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help clients and their families in Eastern Kentucky through this extremely difficult time. Please call 877-651-7764 or complete or contact form to schedule a free consultation. We can meet you at your home or in the hospital when necessary.
Crandall & Pera Law’s Lexington office is located at 101 Prosperous Place, Suite 360, Lexington, KY 40509. Please contact us for more information.