Attorney Bob Young to speak on Medical Malpractice in Barren County
by Mandy Hicks
Medical malpractice law has changed dramatically in the past decade, and most recently, with the addition of Medical Review panels in Kentucky. Attorney Bob Young, who has practiced both plaintiffs’ and defense medical malpractice law, will give an overview of the changes to the law in Kentucky at a meeting of the Barren County Bar Association later this week.
“As medicine has changed, so has the practice of law surrounding it,” Bob says. “Even if you aren’t actively practicing medical malpractice law, it’s important to understand the changes to the law, as it impacts many other areas of practice.”
Medical Review Panels were enacted into law in 2017. The panels review cases to determine if malpractice occurred before a case can proceed in the court system. Bob will explain how the panels have worked so far, and what the future may hold for the panels. He will also discuss significant medical malpractice cases in Barren County as well as elsewhere in Southcentral Kentucky. Bob notes that he has been involved in four of the seven medical malpractice cases that went to trial in Barren County in the past two decades.
About Bob Young
Bob practices extensively in the area of personal injury law, handling medical malpractice lawsuits, wrongful death cases, auto accident cases and defective and harmful drug cases. He also has taken a leading role in the American Bar Association, serving as Chair of the Law Practice Division from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, he was appointed to the ABA Legal Career Central Board and ABA Law Practice Division Council. He is a frequent national-level speaker and author on topics relating to law office management and technology and regular attendee at the ABA TECHSHOW, an annual event that showcases the best in legal technology. Bob serves as Managing Partner of ELPO.