Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Ohio
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Legal Help for the Injured
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.
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:
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:
While the effects of medical malpractice vary, some of the typical consequences of doctor negligence may include:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
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:
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.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries because of medical negligence, you may be able to recover the following through a wrongful death lawsuit:
KNR represented the estate of a man who died of atherosclerotic heart disease. The man had a medical…
What Makes KNR Special?
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, our Canton medical malpractice attorneys will: