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How Do I Select The Best Lawyer For A Medical Mistake In Ohio?

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A person’s health is their most treasured asset, and when they place their well-being in the hands of a doctor or another medical professional, they trust them with their most precious and priceless possession. Health care providers are legally and ethically bound to a rigorous standard of care. Medical malpractice claims typically result when they fail to meet those standards.

Medical mistakes can be very complicated matters. Your lawyer should be experienced and well-versed in handling these types of cases, as well as knowledgeable about the particular medical issues your case presents. According to a Johns Hopkins study, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in 250,000 fatalities each year.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a very broad term that encompasses a large variety of mistakes, including surgical errors and failing to diagnose or treat a condition in a timely manner. Claims arise from a long list of mistakes, including:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries and birth trauma
  • Brain injuries and damage
  • Failure to accurately diagnose a patient
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to interpret scans, X-rays, labs and other test results
  • Hospital negligence
  • Infections
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Surgical negligence

These errors can be expensive and devastating, resulting in life-long consequences or even death, and families can face unexpected hardships. In addition to losing their loved one, they are subjected to overwhelming emotional loss and financial burdens, especially when their loved one may have been their primary source of income.

Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Claim

In order to recover compensation for medical mistakes, the plaintiff must establish that negligence occurred. A claim has four components:

  • Duty of care: Medical providers are required to use procedures and practices similar to other medical professionals in their specialty and location.
  • Breach: The plaintiff must show that the medical professional failed to meet that duty of care.
  • Causation: The plaintiff must prove that the medical professional’s negligence caused their injury.
  • Damages: Once negligence is confirmed, the plaintiff has the right to recover economic and non-economic compensation.

How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice Occurred?

If you suspect that an injury was the result of a medical mistake, you should act quickly to contact our firm to investigate as the statute of limitations for medical mistakes in Ohio is one year. However, some exceptions apply to this rule.

We will access your medical records relevant to the treatment you received and have them reviewed by an expert. We work with respected and experienced medical professionals to build the strongest possible case.

What Remedies Are Available?

Our extensive experience in a wide array of medical malpractice cases is dedicated to alleviating the massive stress and negative consequences faced by your family. Be wary of attorneys who only handle these cases when they are deemed “slam dunks,” but lack the experience to see them through to the finish.

Our firm has a history of getting results by helping families recover economic damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, current and future lost income, in-home nursing needs, transportation costs and future care costs. Compensation can also be sought for non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Compassionate But Aggressive Legal Advice

Working with an experienced medical malpractice attorney helps you build the strongest case, reaching a fair settlement if possible, but fighting in court when necessary. Your attorney has the legal knowledge to argue your case and great compassion and sensitivity to help your family through this daunting time.

We understand that nothing can truly compensate a family for the pain caused by a medical mistake. However, your family has already suffered enough emotionally, and our mission is to help you reduce the financial burden for the future. That dedication doesn’t end once the case is resolved, as we will continue to offer support in the days, weeks and months that follow.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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