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Can I Sue A Veterinarian for Medical Malpractice?

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on September 14, 2022
Can I sue for veterinary medical malpractice?

  The loss or injury of an animal or pet can certainly be a heartbreaking and frustrating ordeal when it comes to veterinary medical malpractice. It’s not something you ever want to have to face, or even think about – but what actually happens if you suspect your veterinarian has violated medical laws and committed medical […]

Medical Malpractice Laws in Kentucky – An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on August 4, 2022
What you need to know about medical malpractice laws in Kentucky

When under the care of a healthcare professional, no one expects to fall into harm’s way. However, according to a 2016 study out of John Hopkins University, over 250,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical error. Considering this statistic, you may be left wondering how justice is achieved in these situations. Typically, […]

When Can I Sue For My Child’s Sport Injury?

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 7, 2021
Kids sports injuries are common

Injuries are very common in youth sports. In fact, more than 3.5 million children are injured while participating in sports or recreational activities each year!  However, under most circumstances, it’s difficult to sue for a sports-related injury. Why? In many cases, the parents sign a release on behalf of their minor child, which may or may […]

How to Handle Medical Misdiagnoses

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on August 7, 2021
Doctor misdiagnosing patient

What is Misdiagnosis? Misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose an illness or injury, is one of the most common errors in the medical field. Approximately 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For most people, misdiagnoses lead to physical, financial, and psychological complications. In cases of misdiagnosis, the […]

Emergency Room Malpractice

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on June 23, 2021

Emergency rooms (ERs) are fast-paced, high-pressure spaces. Medical staff have to handle a constant influx of new patients, suffering from every type of illness and injury, from relatively minor to life-threatening. Emergency room malpractice is a legitimate concern for patients. Unfortunately, the ER environment heightens the risk of medical mistakes and malpractice; studies have shown […]

Common Medical Errors in Hospitals

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 8, 2020
medical errors

Hospitals are places where people go to recover. Patients place their trust and life in the hands of medical professionals hoping to overcome their illness. While medical experts do their best to help patients, they aren’t infallible, and medical errors do occur. Sometimes they slip up and make mistakes or misdiagnose people, which can lead […]

What To Expect The First Time You Meet With Your Lawyer

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on November 28, 2019
what to expect

Today many lawyers offer free consultations. You can book an appointment and speak with a professional about your case for some time. This is an important meeting because you have the time to assess the lawyer and determine whether they’re the right fit for you. A lawyer can make or break a case, so hiring […]

Five Unbelievable Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice Cases

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on July 18, 2019

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is not a light one. Going under anesthesia and being opened up on an operating table is a serious experience. This is true whether you’re undergoing surgery needed to save your life or an elective surgery like plastic surgery. With any surgery, there are risks involved. From going under […]

What To Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 7, 2019

While having surgery always comes with it’s fair share of risks, and many illnesses share similar symptoms, we often look to our health care professionals to maintain a high standard of care when treating us. However, mistakes are made more often than we would like to realize. A misdiagnosis, an incorrect prescription or dosage, and […]

3 Unbelievable Medical Malpractices Cases from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on March 12, 2019

Though surprising as it may be, medical malpractice occurs more often than we would like to think. Just recently, the Kentucky Supreme Court rejected a law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before they go to court because it would be in violation of a victim’s state constitutional right for immediate […]