Holding Health Care Facilities Accountable For Negligence
We rely on health care facilities for much of our medical care. From hospitals to chemical dependency clinics and outpatient facilities, these practices care for thousands of patients each day throughout Kentucky. If you or a loved one suffered an injury while in such a facility, you will need an experienced legal advocate to help you hold it accountable.
At Gray Law, PLLC, attorney David Gray has over 30 years of experience fighting for the legal rights of injured clients throughout Kentucky. As a solo attorney, he can dedicate the time and attention your case deserves while providing large-firm results. David is not afraid to take on a large health care facility on your behalf. His reputation for success leads to many other attorneys referring clients to him for medical malpractice cases.
Who Should You Hold Liable?
Hospitals and other facilities have many moving parts, and a mistake in one area can have a cascading effect to many other areas. Pinpointing a single person to hold liable can prove challenging. Facilities have complex structures and chains of command.
Using hospitals as an example, many administrators run 21st-century hospitals as corporations. Rather than your family doctor visiting you in the hospital to ensure you get the medical attention you need, a hospitalist is more likely to treat you.
Hospitalists are physicians specifically trained to provide medical care in a hospital setting. They are often at the helm of patient safety and care in the hospital but due to understaffing, overscheduling, miscommunication about whose role it is to perform certain functions and other errors, hospitalists deviate from the reasonable standard of care and patients suffer. This lack of due care can lead to inadequate treatment, an incorrect or late diagnosis, medication errors and infections. Liable staff can include:
- Physician assistants
- Medical consultants
- Nursing staff
- Cleaning staff
Such problems can exist in other facilities, too, of course. Even home health care agencies can have administrative problems that lead to errors or poor care.
How An Experienced Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
Not all personal injury attorneys handle medical malpractice cases on a regular basis. You want to hire a lawyer experienced with the complex nature of medical malpractice claims. Knowledge of health care systems and access to expert witnesses is essential to a successful claim. Health care facilities frequently hire large law firms to defend them. In addition, their insurance companies will attempt to minimize your claim.
David Gray has the experience and knowledge you need on your side. He has taken on large facilities and won substantial recoveries for his clients. His reputation as a fierce trial lawyer puts you at an immediate advantage as the other side knows he will not allow you to be bullied into accepting a lowball settlement.
Discuss Your Case Today
To discuss your case against a health care facility or any other medical malpractice claim, schedule your free consultation with David right away. You may call his Louisville office at 502-205-7578 or reach out to him online.