Louisville Surgical Error Attorneys
When you elect to undergo surgery, the expectation is that it would be safely performed by medical professionals who possessed the experience and training to do so. If you have had to deal with further health complications associated with a surgeon’s or surgical staff’s malpractice, there is no reason that you should have to continue to shoulder the financial burden of your prolonged recovery.
At the Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville surgical error attorneys may be able to help you develop a legal strategy to recover compensation for the pain and suffering you have been made to endure. With over two decades of experience fighting for injury survivors, we understand exactly what you stand to gain from a favorable legal outcome. A fair settlement or verdict can equip you with the resources that you need to heal and move forward.
You and your family have been through so much already; our Louisville legal team wants to fight for compensation on your behalf. Our attorneys are ready to evaluate your situation and take the next steps with you. For a free consultation with one of our surgical error lawyers, call us today at (502) 584-5050.
Do I Need a Surgical Error Attorney?
Since most hospitals are not strangers to lawsuits, they almost always have comprehensive insurance policies and top-tier lawyers to protect them against malpractice claims. For this reason, if you choose to file a claim regarding a surgical error, it is incredibly important that you have a skilled lawyer representing your case.
In attempts to resolve your case quickly, you may be offered a settlement soon after your incident. While this can seem like a positive development, it is important that the settlement you are offered is commensurate with the damage your injury has caused. The initial offer is almost always less compensation than you deserve. After evaluating your case and calculating your economic and non-economic losses, your lawyer will help you understand what a suitable settlement looks like for your specific situation.
In addition to negotiating an appropriate settlement for you, your attorney will make sure that your case progresses at a healthy rate. While the timeline for each claim is different, there are points during each case where your claim may face delays. Since an experienced attorney understands the process, they will be able to notice when your claim isn’t progressing and put pressure on the involved insurance companies and lawyers to move the process along.
Lastly, and possibly most importantly, being the victim of a surgical error takes a serious toll on you, both physically and mentally. Rather than managing your legal affairs alone, by entrusting your case to a lawyer, you are actively taking the additional burden off of yourself. The knowledge that a capable lawyer is managing your case is not only important for your peace of mind, but also for your financial outcome.
Why Hire Sampson Law Firm to Handle My Case?
The team at the Sampson Law Firm have been fighting on behalf of injury victims for over twenty years. In this period of time, we have won millions of dollars for injury victims whose lives have been significantly impacted by the careless actions of others. We exclusively work on behalf of injury victims and their families. We are passionate about using our legal skill to serve people who need our help the most. Countless members of the Louisville community have entrusted us with their cases for the following reasons:
- Experience – We’ve been working in and out of the courtroom for over two decades, and within that window of time we’ve taken an impressive amount of cases to court, We do not shy away from a challenge, as evidenced by attorney Jeff Sampson being named one of the “Most Prolific Trial Attorneys in Kentucky.” When we decide to take a case to court, we are determined to win.
- Compassion – Our mission as attorneys in the Louisville community is predicated on serving the community. We wouldn’t be so proud of our results if they didn’t contribute to making people’s lives better. When you’ve been injured by the actions of another person, we want to help, and the best way we know how is to listen to you and fight for your rights.
- Results – Whether we are aiming for a settlement or taking your case to court, we are focused on achieving the best possible result for you. We know that when you reach out to us for help, you are doing so because your injury has seriously disrupted your life. By getting a good result, we want to help soften the impact that your injury has had so that you can move forward. Our record of million-dollar results speaks for itself.
For all these reasons and more, we know that we are the best team to handle your surgical errors claim. But don’t take our word for it – you can read testimonies from real clients to see why so many others have entrusted us with their health, their wealth, and their future.
Surgical Error Claims in Louisville
Any failure on the part of the surgical staff or surgeons to maintain safety standards or to exercise sound judgment may be potentially devastating for their patients. Our Louisville legal team is prepared to pursue any surgical error claim, including those involving the following circumstances:
- Wrong Site Surgery
- Surgery on Wrong Patient
- Incorrect Surgical Procedure
- Mishandling of Surgical Instruments
- Foreign Objects Inside Body Cavity
- Improper Suturing
- Post-Surgical Complications
Our Louisville legal team understands just how difficult all of this probably is for you and your family; we may do everything we can to resolve your case as quickly as possible so that you can move forward with your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
If the negligent or careless actions of a surgical team has left you with serious physical and financial issues, we know that you have plenty of questions. Look over our frequently asked questions and reach out to us today at (502) 584-5050 for a free consultation about the specifics of your case.
When Should I File?
If you are planning to file an injury case in Kentucky, state law grants you one year from the time of injury to do so. This time limitation is referred to as the statute of limitations. This time limit varies depending on the state, and since Kentucky’s statute of limitations is more modest than other states, it is important that you reach out to a lawyer as soon as you are able. There is an exception to this one year rule for minors who have been injured by someone else’s negligence. If the injured party is under the age of 18, they have one year from their 18th birthday to take action.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
The amount of compensation that your claim is worth depends on various factors, some of which include the financial toll your injuries have caused, the length of your recovery period, whether or not your injury is permanent, the daily physical, mental, and emotional disruptions your injury causes, and whether or not your injury interferes with your ability to make a living long-term. These are only a few of the considerations that we will make when calculating how much compensation you can collect. It is important to know how much your claim is worth if you decide to take legal action.
What are Damage Caps?
Damage caps limit the amount of compensation that injury victims are awarded in civil cases. Fortunately, if you have been seriously injured by a surgical error, Kentucky does not impose non-economic damage caps. So if you have experienced severe pain and suffering and other disruptions to your quality of life, this can be a source of generous compensation in your final settlement.
Consult with a Surgical Error Attorney in Louisville
At the Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville surgical error attorneys may be able to be help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and to recover the compensation you feel you deserve. To begin developing a legal strategy with one of our Louisville attorneys, please call our Louisville offices at (502) 584-5050 today.