Medical Malpractice in Kentucky
We have represented individuals and their families in litigation filed in Kentucky against physicians, hospitals, and medical staff. Plaintiffs’ claims included surgery malpractice, death as a result of chiropractic malpractice, and failure to properly read pathology slides. The plaintiffs’ injuries included deaths, additional surgeries, paralysis, among other claims.
Our client's common bile duct was cut during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery). Our client alleged that the surgeon negligently failed to appropriately identify the cystic duct and as a result, he severed our client’s common bile duct. Our client also alleged that the physician breached the applicable standard of care by failing to properly inform our client of the risks of surgery as required by the Kentucky Informed Consent Statute. After her initial surgery, our client was transferred to the University of Kentucky where she underwent corrective surgery.
Our client, a 44 year old veteran, sought treatment for neck tightness. As a result of high velocity chiropractic cervical manipulations, our client suffered a vertebral artery dissection which resulted in his death. Our client was taken from the chiropractor’s office by ambulance to a hospital where he was unresponsive, in respiratory arrest, and died.
Failure of pathologist to properly read pathology slides showing malignant melanoma resulting in the death of our client, age 41.
A radiologist failed to report a lesion in a vertebra. Due to the radiologist’s error, the lesion was left untreated and allowed to grow in our client’s body until the vertebra collapsed causing paralysis. Our client was rendered a paraplegic.