Here at Kenneth Buckle Law, we represent those who have been injured or have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence or misconduct. The medical malpractice lawyer Hyden KY trusts handles lawsuits dealing with a range of medical malpractice cases, from emergency room errors to surgical mistakes.

Pharmaceutical Errors

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a pharmaceutical error, you may be entitled to compensation. A pharmaceutical error is a preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use and result in patient harm. According to the FDA, the most common pharmaceutical error occurs when physicians administer the incorrect dose of medicine. Other examples include errors related to:

  • Administration
  • Compounding
  • Dispensing
  • Drug packaging
  • Education
  • Monitoring
  • Nomenclature or drug name
  • Order communication
  • Prescribing

Emergency Room Errors

If you have suffered increased injury or medical harm due to a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or improper medical treatment at an emergency room, contact Kenneth Buckle Law. We have seen success time and time again in helping clients that were harmed due to hospital negligence. We will fight to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries that were caused by:

  • Communication errors between doctors and primary care physicians
  • Errors regarding informed consent
  • Hospital infections
  • Nursing and administration errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesiologist negligence

Misdiagnosis

Comprehensive medical care begins with a timely and accurate diagnosis. Upon visiting your doctor, you have every right to expect you will receive the proper diagnostic tests and procedures in order to diagnose any disease you may have, as well as the appropriate treatment. If your doctor failed to properly diagnose your serious condition, it may be a case of medical negligence. We have experience representing clients in injury and wrongful death cases such as delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a variety of medical conditions.

Surgical Mistakes

Upon scheduling surgery, a patient is counting on several medical care providers to fulfill their responsibilities and to work together to ensure the best result possible. From initial diagnosis to post-op care, it is a reasonable expectation that one would put all of their trust into their physicians and the medical staff. Any deviation in medical care that results in increased injury to the patient may make the hospital and/or surgeon liable for medical negligence. Our expertise includes representing clients who have suffered from surgical mistakes, including:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • C-section and delivery room surgery errors
  • Communication errors between doctors and primary care physicians
  • Errors regarding informed consent
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in unnecessary surgery
  • Negligent preoperative clearance
  • Negligent postoperative care, malnutrition, dehydration, infections
  • Surgery on the wrong organ or body part
  • Surgical equipment left in the body

Birth Injuries

Today’s delivery rooms are equipped with the latest technology and are staffed with qualified specialists. With that said, patients have the right to expect that every measure will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved during the labor and delivery process. If a baby is born with a serious neurological or physical injury due to complications during delivery, there is the possibility of negligence or error on part of the medical staff. We have successfully fought for clients in cases involving:

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Failure to perform C-Section
  • Fetal Distress
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypoxia
  • Kernicterus
  • Meningitis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Shoulder dystocia

Brain Injuries

One of the most devastating results of medical malpractice is brain damage or injury, with the effects of which ranging from mild cognitive impairment to a persistent vegetative state – and even death. Brain injury caused by medical malpractice is usually the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain. Medical mistakes which can cause brain injury include:

  • Anesthesia error
  • Heart attack misdiagnosis
  • Stroke misdiagnosis
  • Birth injury
  • Permitting Kernicterus to occur in the newborn
  • Medication error
  • Untreated brain infections

Wrongful Death

When your loved one is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or other preventable cause, the loss is even more devastating. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a beloved family member, however, financial compensation can help alleviate the financial burden you may be facing as a result of their demise. As the spouse, child, parent, grandparent or legal guardian of the deceased,  you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may receive compensation for:

  • Medical and funeral costs
  • Lost earnings and benefits of the deceased
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of security for those dependent on the deceased
  • Punitive damages

When facing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you need the help of a trustworthy and knowledgeable lawyer. At Kenneth Buckle Law, we have the resources to help guide you through the process and to ensure you receive the monetary damages you deserve.

Call today for your free case evaluation.