How to Document Your Kentucky Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on Mar. 21 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

If you or somebody you love has been harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be able to recover compensation. However, please understand that medical malpractice claims in Kentucky are incredibly challenging. It is crucial to thoroughly document your case, and this documentation process should start as quickly as possible after you know an injury occurs. Gather All Medical Records Securing compensation for a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky is going to revolve heavily around medical documentation. As soon as you know or suspect that you have been injured or become ill due to the negligence of a medical provider, we encourage you to start
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Six Common Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted on Mar. 5 2024 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice lawsuits involve claims against medical providers who allegedly failed to uphold their duty of care and caused harm to a patient. These are complex claims, and many people have misconceptions about what a medical malpractice case includes. At Meinhart & Manning, PLLC, we want to review some of these misconceptions. Medical Malpractice Claims Are Always Frivolous Anyone who throws around claims that medical malpractice cases are always frivolous has never likely endured the pain and suffering associated with a medical mistake. Individuals harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional need help. They are often able to recover compensation by filing a claim against the alleged
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How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

Posted on Feb. 20 2024 in Personal Injury Cases

Individuals harmed by the negligent actions of others are often able to recover compensation, either through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. However, not every injury victim receives the maximum possible settlement, but there are certain tips we think are helpful to those who want to maintain the integrity of their claim. Seek Prompt Medical Care (And Continue Your Treatments) Individuals who sustain an injury caused by the negligent actions of other parties must seek prompt medical treatment. First and foremost, this treatment is necessary for your health and well-being. Even if you do not feel much harm right away, the
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What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Kentucky

Posted on Jan. 22 2024 in Car Accident Information

Uber and Lyft are well-known companies across the country now, including here in Kentucky. Many residents and visitors in the Commonwealth use rad share services as convenient ways to get from point A to point B, but rideshare accidents do occur. Here, we want to discuss some of the first steps individuals can take if they are involved in a Lyft or Uber accident in Kentucky. Check for Injuries Immediately after the accident, assess if you or anyone else involved has sustained any injuries. Safety should always be your primary concern. If there are injuries, call 911 right away to get medical assistance. Even if injuries seem minor, it is
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What Is Discovery in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on Jan. 16 2024 in Personal Injury Cases

Going through the personal injury claims process can seem daunting. For most individuals, this is not something they do every day, so hearing the terminology associated with personal injuries may be confusing. One of the words you should be familiar with is “discovery.” The discovery process is an important aspect of personal injury claims, as it allows all parties involved to examine the available evidence and the ability to take depositions from witnesses. Typical Steps During the Discovery Process The official discovery process covers several things that could occur during a personal injury claim. In general, we will see four separate steps, which include: 1) Interrogatories Interrogatories are documents that
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What Are Common Birth Injuries to Mothers?

Posted on Jan. 3 2024 in Birth Injury

Women can sustain serious injuries during the childbirth process. In some cases, these injuries are a natural and unavoidable aspect of giving birth, but there are times when mothers sustain injuries in childbirth caused by the careless or negligent actions of medical providers. Here, we want to discuss some common birth injuries mothers sustain, and we encourage you to contact a trusted Louisville birth injury lawyer if you have any questions about your particular situation. 1. Perineal Tears One of the most common injuries during vaginal delivery is a perineal tear. These tears can range from minor (first-degree) to severe (fourth-degree), potentially involving muscles and the anal sphincter. The severity
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How to Deal With a Driver With Road Rage

Posted on Dec. 26 2023 in Car Accident Information,Personal Injury Cases

Kentucky drivers are experiencing a rise in road rage encounters, leading to injury for victims and legal complications for those committing these acts. Encountering a driver with road rage can be frightening or maddening. Take these actions to prevent a Louisville car accident sparked by road rage. The Dangers of Road Rage Road rage consists of a disregard for the safety of others. The terms aggressive driving and road rage are often used interchangeably, but aggressive driving often results in a traffic offense, while road rage is criminal. It is almost reactionary to respond to road rage. However, the best response is no response. Acts of road rage can escalate
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What if a Defective Auto Part Causes an Accident?

Posted on Dec. 12 2023 in Car Accident Information,Personal Injury Cases

Proving a defective auto part caused an accident is challenging but possible. Some avenues allow for compensation if you have suffered a personal injury in Kentucky. A Louisville product liability lawyer can help you find accountability for the damages after an accident results from a defective auto part. What Is Product Liability? Product liability refers to the laws of accountability for manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of defective products. Proving negligence is unnecessary in product liability claims. A manufacturer may be responsible for someone’s injuries if it can be proven a product is defective, a design defect existed, adequate warnings about the safety of a product were not included, or the
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What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Posted on Nov. 17 2023 in Birth Injury

When a child is born with an injury or illness, parents are rightfully concerned. This can mean additional medical procedures or even temporary or long-term disabilities for the child. However, it is important to understand the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. Birth injuries often lead to medical malpractice claims, so we want to make sure you understand how a birth injury differs from a defect because this can impact your family’s ability to recover compensation. Defining a Birth Defect Birth defects are not uncommon, affecting approximately one out of every 33 babies born in the US every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
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What to Expect During a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Kentucky

Posted on Nov. 1 2023 in Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice Cases

If you and your family are expecting to file a birth injury lawsuit against an alleged negligent medical provider, you need to know what to expect. Birth injury lawsuits in Kentucky are challenging; there is no denying that. These claims involve complex medical issues, and there will most certainly be well-funded insurance carriers and legal teams on the other side of the case. Filing the Claim A birth injury lawsuit in Kentucky will typically start with an attorney working to obtain a “certificate of merit.” A certificate of merit is required by Kentucky Revised Statutes section 411.167. Under this requirement, plaintiffs must file the certificate along with their complaint (the
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