Get the Compensation You Deserve
You were already hurting when you went to the doctor. Now, through no fault of your own, you’re worse off than you were before. It’s not supposed to work that way.
Medical malpractice is a serious issue in Kentucky and West Virginia. If you’re facing this situation, you could be eligible for payment to help you get your life back on track.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer have fought for people like you for years.
A doctor takes an oath to “do no harm.” When they break that oath, there should be consequences.
You deserve better than what has happened to you—we’ll help you secure the compensation you need.
What Kind of Medical Malpractice Damages Can You Get?
If you’re the victim of medical malpractice, you’re eligible for two types of payment for your losses:
- Economic damages are ones you can easily measure, such as medical bills, lost wages and property damage.
- Non-economic damages refer to damages you can’t simply tally, like emotional and physical long-term scarring, anxiety, and a decline in life enjoyment.
Kentucky law puts no cap on the amount of non-economic damages you can receive. In West Virginia, the cap per occurrence is $250,000. It can go as high as $500,000 if the malpractice resulted in catastrophic damages or wrongful death.
The attorneys at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer know the ins and outs of this complex system and can answer all your questions.
How to Prove Negligence in Medical Malpractice
To you, your case seems clear: you went to the doctor hoping to get better, but the doctor made things worse. Now you deserve legal recourse.
But you can’t just believe that’s what happened. You have to prove the doctor was negligent. Often, proving negligence isn’t so simple.
The doctors will get plenty of lawyers. Their insurance company will want to give up as little money as possible.
But you can get an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side, too. Your attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove negligence:
- Medical records of your health conditions
- Documentation of the procedure that failed you
- Witness accounts
- Testimony from people you know about how this trauma has affected your life
If an incident of medical malpractice harmed you, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. In Kentucky, you must file your claim within one year of discovering your ailment. West Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations.
Don’t accept a small settlement from an insurance company that knows you just want to get your ordeal over with. Let the lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Get Help Getting the Money You Need
When you’re a victim of medical malpractice, it’s hard to reconcile what happened to you.
Someone who had influence over your well-being—your doctor—betrayed that trust. Now you’re left with physical, emotional and financial fallout.
It’s so unfair, it makes you angry.
At Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, we have experience taking on medical malpractice cases. If you’re hurt because of something your doctor did, we’ll make sure you get justice—and the money you need to rebuild your life.
We’ve got the Kentucky Courage™ and West Virginia Values it takes to stand up to doctors and insurance companies so everyday people can get what’s fair.