Malpractice Resource Center
Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Welcome to the Shelton Law Group, a firm committed protecting the rights of those who are injured due to the carelessness of others. The Shelton Law group has many years of medical malpractice and insurance experience. We have successfully helped many clients pursue their medical malpractice lawsuits against the medical professionals and insurance companies responsible for their injuries.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
We regularly entrust our health and physical well-being to medical and healthcare professionals, and we pay a lot in insurance premiums and co-payments in order to protect and preserve our health. This great investment and level of trust means that we should be able to expect a high standard of care. Physicians should be expected to run the tests necessary to correctly diagnose the conditions we suffer from, to appropriately prescribe medications, and to administer treatments that benefit our health.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner fails to meet generally accepted standards of care, being careless or negligent while examining a patient or treating a medical condition. Medical Malpractice can happen if the practitioner fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses a disease or medical condition, if he or she fails to give the appropriate medical treatment or causes an unreasonable delay in the treatment.
An experienced Louisville medical malpractice attorney can help you with claims for:
- Doctor negligence
- Nursing Malpractice
- Emergency Room Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Surgical Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Negligent Pre/Post-Operative Care
- Blood Transfusion Errors
- Failure to Diagnose
- Prescription Errors
- Nerve Damage
- Brain Damage
- Wrongful Death
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or even death due to the actions, negligence or fault of a medical professional or facility, the caring attorneys at Shelton Law Group will work hard to help you and your family on the healing path to recovery. The Shelton Law Group is devoted to protecting our injured clients? rights and pursuing the compensation they deserve.
High cost of Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice cases involve costly and time-consuming litigation. Potential plaintiffs often think that the cost of hiring lawyers will be more than the amount of the claim,so they are forced to choose between pursuing their claim at a loss and giving up their claim entirely. However, this is a misconception. In 2003, The Insurance Research Council (IRC), released the "Auto Injury Insurance Claims: Countrywide Patterns in Treatment, Cost, and Compensation," Malvern, PA: December 2003. The study indicated those insurance claimants who were represented by attorneys (47% of all claimants) received 79% of all liability payouts.
Finding a good attorney
Medical Malpractice law is a highly specialized and technical field. It is best to seek an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice law and who has the resources necessary to develop your case, hire appropriate experts and, if necessary, to take your case to trial. Some attorneys only deal with birth traumas; others specialize in surgical errors, and so on. Due to the highly complex nature of medical malpractice litigation, it is essential that you find a lawyer based on the nature of medical malpractice you have experienced.
Medical malpractice litigation can be a very long and difficult process. Before you commit your case to an attorney, make sure to find the answers to the following questions:
- How much experience does the lawyer have with medical malpractice cases?
- How much experience does he or she have with cases like yours?
- Does the attorney have the financial resources to take your case to trial, if necessary?
- How will he/she find medical experts for your malpractice cases?
Do I have a case?
In order to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim, there are three things that must be proven.
- The doctor or caregiver did not meet reasonable standards of care.
- You were injured as a result of the practitioner's failure to meet reasonable standards of care.
- You must prove that there were negative consequences of the injury, such as reduced mobility, loss of income, pain and suffering, etc.
Shelton Law Group
Choose Shelton Law Group for the very best litigation services in medical malpractice. With expert legal advice from our highly qualified attorneys, you can maximize your opportunity to obtain justice and monetary compensation. Our skilled team and proven track record will ensure the best results possible.