Kentucky Insurer Must Pay Med Mal Victim $3.8M For Ignoring Claim

A Kentucky jury recently awarded a victim of medical malpractice $3.8 million after she was left permanently disabled and the surgeon’s insurance company refused to address her case. The bad faith insurance verdict is just one of many in Kentucky and other states’ and legal experts say that this may be a growing trend as insurers pay fewer claims in a down-turned economy.

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Kentucky Medical Malpractice: Laws, Claims and Damages

In Kentucky, medical malpractice, or “med mal,” occurs when a health care professional is medically negligent and injures a patient. Medical negligence results from acts or omissions that fall below the industry standard of care for medical professionals. Care below the industry standard is defined as treating a patient in a way that a reasonable professional in the same industry would not.

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