Doctors and other medical professionals in Kentucky have a duty and responsibility to provide medical care in an effective and timely manner. Physicians are required to undergo years of academic training in order to legally treat patients. It takes a special person to become a doctor, and they are often held to a higher standard. However, like all humans, doctors will make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can have a direct and permanent impact on the lives of patients and families.

A couple in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after alleged negligence caused injuries to the wife. Purportedly, the woman began experiencing symptoms that indicated she was suffering a stroke. The woman sought treatment at the facility, but, according to the lawsuit, she was not given a needed tissue plasminogen activator or transferred to a facility where it could be given to her.

The lawsuit alleges that the woman ultimately suffered brain damage that was caused by the delay in treatment. The plaintiffs claim that the alleged negligence of the defendant caused the woman to also suffer deformities, pain and the loss of the capacity to enjoy life. The family seeks damages and all just relief.

The vast majority of doctors and nurses in Kentucky are highly skilled and well-trained professionals. However, this does not prevent mistakes from happening. Families who have been affected by medical malpractice could benefit from discussions with an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed and rightful compensation to help families with medical expenses and other monetary losses that may have occurred as a result of this tragic experience.