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Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Birth Injury
Cerebral Palsy

Louisville, Kentucky Personal Injury – An Attorney from Our Firm can Help

A serious personal injury can have major repercussions on your life and the lives of those you love. Certain injuries may leave you disabled, disfigured, or prevent you from working, seriously affecting your quality of life. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person's careless or malicious actions, Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner will work to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

General Personal Injury

Personal injuries can occur in many different ways. A personal injury can be caused by an unsafe product, a poorly maintained building, an auto accident, a surgical mistake, and other factors. Whatever the cause, a personal injury, in its legal sense, is the result of the actions or inaction of another person or group. If someone else has injured you, our Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney can determine if you may be entitled to monetary compensation for pain, suffering, lasting disability, and other damages.

In addition to damages awarded for the physical hardship caused by an injury, Kentucky personal injury law also takes into account emotional and financial hardships experienced by the person who has been injured. Courts may also grant punitive damages, which are designed specifically to punish those responsible for causing the injury.

If you or someone you love was injured due to another party’s negligence, contact Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner to discuss your case.

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Product Liability

When you purchase a product, you have the right to expect that it will be safe to use. Product manufacturers and store owners are responsible for ensuring that products will not cause harm when used as intended. If a product injures someone who uses it, the manufacturer – and occasionally the designer, wholesaler, and retailer – can be held legally liable for the damage the product has caused. Dangerous products can come in many forms, from defective automobile tires to harmful, insufficiently tested prescription drugs. Whatever the type of product, its makers must ensure that consumers are safe.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, Wes Faulkner can assist you. To speak with a skilled Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney about a defective product, contact our law firm today.

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Premises Liability

The owner of a piece of property has the responsibility to make sure that it is safe. If someone is injured because the property owner has failed to properly maintain or secure the property, the owner can be held responsible for the injuries.

The owner of a swimming pool, for instance, must make sure that the pool is properly secured to prevent children from accessing it without the supervision of an adult. A business owner must make sure that adequate security is present on the premises to protect customers from danger. Dangerous areas, such as slippery floors, must be clearly marked as such. If a property owner fails to do these things, that person can be considered negligent and therefore legally liable for the consequences.

Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner can help you if you were injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence. Contact our law firm today.

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Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other health care providers are obliged to take great care in the diagnoses they make, the prescriptions they provide, and the treatments they perform. If a medical professional makes mistakes, serious consequences, including permanent injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, can occur. Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner helps victims acquire the financial compensation necessary to ease the burden of extensive therapy, medical bills, and lost work. If you have suffered as a result of a medical professional’s mistakes or careless or negligent behavior, our personal injury law firm can assist you.
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Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most feared diseases among women, with good cause. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 270,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed among women last year, and that more than 40,000 women died of breast cancer. The good news is that, thanks to modern medicine, the survival rate among women with breast cancer is increasing every year. Early diagnosis is critical to success.

Medical malpractice attorney Wes Faulkner has seen many cases of failure to diagnose breast cancer at his Louisville, Kentucky practice. A mammogram is the best tool for breast cancer detection, but, if a doctor fails to properly interpret the results, the outcome can be tragic.

Breast calcification can be an early sign of breast cancer. Breast calcification is an accumulation of calcium deposits in breast tissue. While these deposits are not harmful in themselves, a specific type of breast calcification typically occurs in areas of abnormal cell growth caused by cancer, and can be detected by a mammogram. According to an article by WAVE 3 TV in Louisville, Kentucky, breast calcification detection is used to diagnose nearly half the cases of breast cancer.

If you or someone you know suffered because a doctor failed to detect breast calcification or other signs of breast cancer in a mammogram, contact Louisville, Kentucky attorney Wes Faulkner. It may be possible to receive financial compensation from the responsible parties to help with the medical and emotional costs of dealing with the situation.

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Birth Injury

If a physician does not pay proper attention when delivering a baby or does not react quickly when dealing with potential complications, an infant may have lasting injuries. If a doctor negligently causes harm to a baby, that doctor may be guilty of medical malpractice. In birth injury cases, an attorney's assistance can be absolutely essential in helping you recover financial reparations that can help give your child the best possible quality of life. A skilled personal injury attorney, Wes Faulkner has handled numerous birth injury cases and is committed to helping parents secure the future of their children. Below are two types of serious injuries handled by attorney Wes Faulkner.
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Cerebral Palsy

If a baby's brain is injured or deprived of oxygen during childbirth, the baby may suffer from a condition called cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the result of injury to the cerebrum, which is the part of the brain responsible for voluntary muscle movement and sensory perception. Depending upon which part of the cerebrum is injured, cerebral palsy can manifest as difficulty with muscle control, stiff or permanently contracted muscles, and even learning disabilities, brain damage, and problems with depth-perception and coordination.
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Brachial Plexus Injury - Erb's Palsy

The brachial plexus is the bundle of nerves that allows the brain to communicate with the shoulder, hand and arm. When this important nerve group sustains damage, messages from the brain may not be able to reach the arm, leaving parts of the arm and/or hand paralyzed, a condition known as Erb's Palsy. The main cause of brachial plexus injuries is a particular complication of childbirth known as "shoulder dystocia." The baby's shoulder becomes trapped behind the mother's pelvic bone, and in order to prevent serious injury or death, the attending physician must act quickly to relieve the problem. If the doctor does not act decisively or if the doctor attempts to forcibly remove the baby, shoulder dystocia may occur, causing paralysis.
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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

It is important to file your personal injury case as soon as possible. The statute of limitations as outlined in Kentucky law states that a personal injury action must be filed within one year of the date of the injury. For auto accident cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the last payment of medical expenses. If the statute of limitations has expired, you will not be allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit regardless of the particulars of your case. We strongly encourage you to contact Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner to review your personal injury claim. He will ensure your personal injury case is filed before the statute of limitations has expired and will fight diligently for all of your legal entitlements.
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Speak with a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney

We strongly encourage you to contact our Louisville, Kentucky firm so our experienced personal attorney can review your case and ensure your suit is filed before the statute of limitations has expired. Wes Faulkner has 20 years of experience in personal injury law and will make sure your case is well represented in a court of law. We will look out for your best interests.

To speak with Louisville, Kentucky personal injury attorney Wes Faulkner about your case, contact our personal injury law firm today.

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