Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Ohio
Accidents happen and people make mistakes. However, you and your family should not have to suffer emotionally, physically or financially because a healthcare professional was negligent in performing their duties and made a mistake that could have been prevented.
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is an error on the part of healthcare providers that results in an injury to a patient. Healthcare providers can include doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, hospitals and clinics, among others.
To prove negligence, you must first show the existence of a medical provider-patient relationship, which establishes the medical provider’s duty of care. Then, you must show the medical provider violated the accepted standard of care. Finally, you must prove that this specific violation resulted in serious harm to the patient. In other words, malpractice occurs when a medical care provider fails to provide care within the requisite standard of care, which leads to injury or death.
Seeking Just Compensation
Medical malpractice can be devastating for patients and their families. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury or death as the result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, contact Waite, Tomb & Eberly for a free consultation. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will pursue every dollar of compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice or medical negligence can come in a variety of forms, including:
- Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth Injuries
- Dangerous drugs and defective devices
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency errors
- Nursing home abuse / neglect
- Wrongful death
Be aware that there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. Courts strictly enforce these complex time limits. Generally, in Ohio, there is only one year to bring a medical negligence claim, unless an exception applies. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Waite, Tomb & Eberly to schedule a consultation to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.