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Medical negligence can lead to problems for Kentucky residents

If you remember, last week we discussed the story of the hospital employee who was being accused of hospital negligence. That story brings up a very interesting point. There is no place in any hospital for medical negligence. In that story last week, the victim of the negligence was a veteran. That victim could have been anyone. With that in mind, it is vital for those who are in the hospital to ensure they aren’t falling victim to this type of problem.

We know that you can’t stop certain things from happening. Even if you try to monitor what happens when you are in the hospital, you can’t always ensure everything is going according to medically accepted standards. As a patient or a patient’s family member, your focus is on ensuring comfort.

It isn’t your job to know everything about medical care. The medical professionals at the hospital, including the doctors and nurses, are the ones who should know how to handle your medical care. They should know the standard procedures. When they know those and don’t follow them or when they simply don’t know them, you can suffer injuries.

When things go wrong with care in a hospital, you might wonder what you can do. You do have the right to seek compensation if you are injured because of medical negligence that occurs at a hospital. It doesn’t matter where in the hospital the negligence occurred. If you were injured as an inpatient, during an outpatient procedure or in the emergency room, we can help you seek compensation for those injuries.

O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC is located in Lexington, KY and serves clients in and around Lexington, Keene, Nicholasville, Versailles, Midway, Georgetown, Wilmore, Paris, Bourbon County, Fayette County, Jessamine County, Scott County and Woodford County.

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