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Medical Malpractice in Canton, Ohio

Medical errors result in an estimated 250,000 deaths each year, ranking third as a leading cause of death in the US. 41% of US patients believe they experienced a medical mistake, with the three most reported medical malpractice issues being a failure to diagnose properly, surgical error, and failure to administer appropriate medications or dosages.

If you or a loved one were harmed by medical professional’s negligence in Canton, Ohio, KNR can help hold the responsible parties accountable and fight for the compensation it takes to move on.

The best way to learn about your rights and what to expect from a medical malpractice claim is to speak with an experienced and compassionate attorney. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we know what you’re going through and what to do. Call (330) 488-1234 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Doctors, nurses, and medical facilities must provide a reasonable standard of medical care. This means that another qualified medical practitioner would manage the same level of care under similar circumstances. When a medical professional fails to live up to this medical standard, malpractice can result.

Errors in diagnosis, failure to perform appropriate procedures or surgeries, and failure to diagnose proper health management and rehabilitation can all contribute to a medical malpractice case.

Some medical professionals and facilities that may be guilty of medical malpractice are:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Gynecologists
  • Obstetricians
  • Pharmacists
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities

Medical Malpractice: Common Causes

While not every error rises to negligence, medical malpractice can manifest in many ways. Examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis an injury or medical issue
  • Ignoring or misreading bloodwork, X-rays, or lab results
  • Failure to recognize symptoms
  • Gratuitous surgery
  • Surgical errors
  • Surgery in the wrong area
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Poor aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Not taking appropriate patient history
  • Failure to pursue testing
  • Birth injury due to improper use and excessive force using medical tools
  • Nursing home abuse

The Aftermath of Medical Malpractice

While the effects of medical malpractice vary, some of the typical consequences of doctor negligence may include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Birth defects
  • Disability
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pain
  • Lost wages/lost employment
  • High medical expenses
  • Wrongful Death

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claims

Victims of medical malpractice in Ohio have the right to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. This type of legal action is usually taken against the culpable medical professional, the medical facility in question, and/or the appropriate malpractice insurance policy. The goal is to obtain compensation for the losses that arose because of your malpractice-related injury.

Legally, a medical malpractice claim must meet the following:

Standard of Care Violations

Patients have the right to expect health care aligned with medical standards vetted and recognized by the healthcare industry. Acceptable medical treatment and care from medical professionals need to be compliant with standards of care. If those standards are not met or appropriately handled in a patient’s case, it could increase a patient’s risk or worsen their injury, with medical negligence potentially at fault.

Injury Caused by Negligence

Violating the medical standard of care in and of itself is not typically sufficient to pursue a medical malpractice case. A patient must also prove an injury occurred that was specifically and directly caused by negligence. Simply put, an unfavorable outcome in and of itself does not necessarily constitute negligence, but a medical malpractice lawsuit may be established if negligence led to further injury.

Significant Damages Incurred as a Result of Negligence

A patient must prove that excessive damages were the result of poor medical care and oversight. Healthcare-induced injuries, disability, unusual pain, loss of income, excessive suffering or hardship, and severe financial cost can be reasons to pursue a medical malpractice claim, but this will require witness testimony, proof, and extensive research and litigation.

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Medical Malpractice Compensation

You shouldn’t be forced to deal with the pain, stress, added expense, and life-altering impact of medical malpractice. Depending on the severity of your medical injuries and other factors involved, you may be able to recover compensation for all your assorted economic and non-economic damages.

Whether from a surgical mistake, anesthesia error, or another negligent act, you may be entitled to your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical limitations
  • Lost income
  • Loss of consortium, or loss of personal relationships
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

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At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

In addition to your present medical costs and physical pain, medical malpractice can be enduring and incredibly expensive to recover from. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek compensation for your long-term financial needs and not accept a quick settlement just to resolve the matter.

Medical Malpractice: Wrongful Deaths

If your loved one suffered fatal injuries because of medical negligence, you may be able to recover the following through a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Loss of prospective inheritance
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of comfort and society
  • Loss of income

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KNR’s Canton Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

When it comes to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio, there are time limits to consider, required documents, and highly technical medical evidence. Large hospitals and insurance companies will also try to reduce what they owe by downplaying your injuries and their degree of fault.

By working with our team of medical malpractice professionals, you’re more likely to recover a favorable settlement and maximize the value of your medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. We at KNR understand what it takes to establish medical negligence with evidence and illustrate the harm inflicted upon you.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

At KNR, our Canton medical malpractice attorneys will:

  • Answer your questions and concerns
  • Keep you updated during all stages of the process
  • Obtain medical and financial records about the extent of your losses
  • Identify the responsible medical professional
  • Determine the fair and full value of your damages
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation
  • Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary

Canton Medical Malpractice FAQs

Is There a Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

Yes. All medical malpractice claims in Ohio must be filed within one year or they may be dismissed in court. There are exceptions for children and when you may not have known you were injured, but if a case exceeds this time limit, you can be barred from filing a lawsuit.

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice If I Signed a Waiver?

In most cases, yes, you can still pursue a malpractice claim or file a lawsuit for negligence if you signed a waiver.

What is an Affidavit of Merit

Ohio medical malpractice law requires a document called the” Affidavit of Merit.” This official report from an outside medical expert supports that a medical standard breach resulted in your injuries.

How Much Is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

Compensation for medical negligence varies based on the facts and the extent of your injuries. While there is no average settlement or jury verdict, by speaking with a local attorney, you can better understand your case and what you could potentially recover.