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Elizabethtown Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a loved one believe you were a victim of medical malpractice, you should discuss your case with the Elizabethtown medical malpractice lawyers at Hughes & Coleman. We can hold the doctor, health care provider, or facility accountable and help you recover damages for your injuries and other losses. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers has the tools and resources to collect evidence and build a compelling case on your behalf.

Our office is conveniently located in Elizabethtown on North Dixie Avenue, less than a mile north of Towne Mall. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss how we can help you. If we decide to work together, we can proceed on a no-recovery-no-fee basis. You do not pay us a fee unless and until we recover money for you.

To speak to a member of our team today, call us at 800-800-4600.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

Our injury lawyers accept all types of medical malpractice cases. We want to speak with you no matter how your injury occurred.

That said, many of the medical malpractice cases we have handled have fallen into the following categories:

Failure to Diagnose

It is a doctor’s duty to diagnose ailments as early as possible so that they can initiate treatment quickly. In the case of many conditions, such as cancer, receiving a timely diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.

If your doctor failed to diagnose a medical condition, and you suffered as a result, we can hold them liable and help you recover damages.

Misdiagnosis

Not only must a doctor’s diagnosis be timely, but it also needs to be accurate. However, doctors often misdiagnose serious conditions, such as:

  • Cancer and other tumors/masses
  • Infections
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease
  • Pulmonary embolism

If you suffered harm because your doctor or another medical professional made an incorrect diagnosis, the Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team will fight to hold your doctor accountable.

Birth Injuries

So much can go wrong during pregnancy and delivery that it is essential for a doctor to hold to the highest of professional standards when treating an expectant mother and her child. Even a small degree of negligence can have disastrous consequences.

If you or your child suffered injuries because your doctor was negligent during your pregnancy or during childbirth, we will pursue them for damages.

Medication Errors

A common type of medical malpractice involves errors prescribing or administering medicine. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have several duties when prescribing, administering, and filling prescriptions. If you suffered injuries after taking a medication you were prescribed, we can pursue damages on your behalf.

Surgical Errors

Medical errors during surgery occur much more commonly than many people realize. They are often the result of medical negligence, such as:

  • Giving too much or too little anesthesia
  • Leaving a foreign object inside the patient’s body
  • Failing to control the patient’s bleeding
  • Not fixing the problem that necessitated the surgery

Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers in Elizabethtown, KY at 800-800-4600 for a free case evaluation.

What to Expect When Working With a Hughes & Coleman® Injury Lawyers Attorney

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team fights for the rights of medical malpractice patients in Elizabethtown, KY. When you enlist our help, we offer:

  • Personalized attention and an open line of communication
  • Extensive resources to investigate your case, gather evidence, and pursue damages
  • Aggressive negotiation tactics designed to help you maximize your recoverable damages
  • A team that will fight for your right to compensation in court if necessary
  • A friendly, compassionate, dedicated legal support staff to assist with your needs
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Let Us Fight for Your Rights and Help You Recover Damages

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, we fight for the damages you deserve for your medical malpractice injuries. You could be eligible to recover compensation for the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Act Quickly or Risk Recovering Nothing

Kentucky’s statute of limitations only gives injured parties one year to file a medical malpractice claim. However, there are certain circumstances that may toll (i.e., pause) the statute of limitations.

The Discovery Rule

Kentucky also follows a “discovery rule.” This rule says that if you did not “discover” the malpractice until a later date, then the clock starts running not on the date of the occurrence but on the date you discovered it.

For example, say your surgeon left a surgical towel inside you after surgery. You did not realize until you went to the doctor for abdominal pain two years later. You would have one year after discovering the surgical towel to file your claim.

Beware of the Statute of Repose

There is one important caveat of which you should be aware: the five-year statute of repose. It says that regardless of when you learned about the malpractice, you cannot file a lawsuit more than five years after the cause of action. This law is unforgiving; for example, if you discovered the surgical towel in the above example six years after your procedure, you would be unable to file a claim.

To avoid overstepping the statute of limitations, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Even if you think you may have missed the deadline, we want to hear from you and will let you know for sure. Call Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers today at 800-800-4600.

Call 800-800-4600 Today for a Free Case Evaluation with a Member of Our Team in Elizabethtown, KY

The Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers team fights for the rights of medical malpractice victims, holding doctors and medical facilities accountable for their negligence. We can help you recover the compensation you need.

To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our staff, call us today at 800-800-4600.

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