Kentucky lawmakers are deliberating a bill that could affect how easily victims of medical malpractice can file and successfully pursue a lawsuit against their doctors for negligence.
A previous post on this blog reminded Louisville residents who are contemplating going under the knife or having another medical procedure of their rights and options.
Most Louisville residents recognize that when a doctor makes mistakes his or her diagnosis or treatment, or one's surgeon does something wrong in the operating room, then that doctor has an obligation to make the patient whole again.
Many people who live in the Louisville area probably have an idea that diagnosing a medical condition is more of an art than a precise science. In other words, not every misdiagnosis or bad guess on the part of a doctor constitutes medical malpractice.
The Kentucky Supreme Court, which is the final authority when it comes to interpreting Kentucky's laws, is considering an important medical malpractice case and recently heard from the attorneys for both the hospital and the injured patient.