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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Medical Malpractice Attorney

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other health care provider fails to meet accepted standards of medical care and safety, causing injury or death to a patient.

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are responsible for making crucial decisions on a patient’s behalf every single day. When those decisions are made incorrectly or negligently, serious injury, illness or death can result.

How a Lexington Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

Frank Jenkins Law Office has represented many Kentuckians injured because of medical malpractice.  We can help you and your family with your medical malpractice claim. Call us today at 859-389-9344 or contact us.

Medical malpractice is often caused by a lack of communication among staff.  When health care providers are rushed and make quick decisions, mistakes happen. Some of the most common scenarios in which medical malpractice can happen include:

  • Missed diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical injuries
  • Labor and delivery-related injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Improperly prescribed or dispensed medication dosages

You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Get You Fair Compensation

In Kentucky, the concept of comparative negligence is applied in medical malpractice cases. This means that even if you were partially responsible for your injuries, you can still bring a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital if they were also to blame. The amount awarded to you for compensation may be reduced based upon the role you had in your injuries, but you retain the right to sue.

However, it’s important to understand that any medical malpractice suit will typically involve very powerful insurance companies. Most medical professionals retain high insurance policies to protect against malpractice. When a patient files a claim, representatives from those insurance companies are among the quickest to act, pressuring victims into signing releases prohibiting them from future legal action or offering minimal settlements.

If you suspect medical malpractice has played a role in your injury, you should consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately. Hospitals and other medical organizations will contact their legal counsel quickly if they suspect medical malpractice – you deserved a qualified attorney protecting your legal interests.

It’s important  to move quickly if you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice. In Kentucky, most victims only have one year from the date of their injury (or the date they discovered their injury) to file a claim.  There are exceptions for minor children or individuals who suffer from diminished mental capacity.

Contact a Lexington Medical Malpractice Lawyer For a Free Consultation Today

The legal staff of Frank Jenkins Law Office understands that when you undergo a medical procedure, you place a great degree of trust in your doctor and hospital. When that trust is breached and you suffer as a result, we believe you have a right to compensation.

If you believe medical malpractice is responsible for your injury or illness, contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at  859-389-9344 or contact us.