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Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice in Cincinatti?
Being the victim of medical malpractice is a betrayal. You trust your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. And when a medical provider does something wrong and you get hurt, it is time to consult a Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we realize that you may be unsure about whether your case is considered medical malpractice. Sometimes, the mistake is obvious. But often, it can take weeks or months to realize you have been misdiagnosed or suffered in some other way. It can be confusing, but when anytime realize a serious medical mistake hurt you or someone you love, contact KNR right away.
Our team will explain all your options and how to best pursue fair compensation.Call us at (513) 221-0499 for a 100% free initial consultation.
Complications Vs. Malpractice
A difficult side effect, complication, or poor outcome is not always malpractice.
Doctors at large Cincinnati hospitals like Good Samaritan or University of Cincinnati Medical Center make judgment calls all the time. They usually do their best to diagnose and tree you. But sadly, everyone is capable of making a mistake. These mistakes are not always malpractice.
If the doctor’s decisions were reasonable, according to their education, training, and experience, then it is not medical negligence.
So What’s Malpractice?
Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional’s conduct is not based on what another provider reasonably would have done or not done under similar circumstances.
It can be hard to tell when something is a complication versus negligence. If you or a loved one is suffering and thing a surgical mistake, misdiagnosis, or some other medical error is to blame, you should talk with a Cincinnati medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
A lawyer and an impartial medical expert will review your records, and recommend what to do next. This may include filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at KNR routinely assist people after suffering from:
A doctor might not assess your condition correctly despite having all the information. The doctor might ignore symptoms, fail to order tests, or not read the results properly. A wrong diagnosis could lead to unnecessary and harmful treatments. You also might go without the right treatment, and your condition could get worse.
A doctor might fail to give you the right diagnosis as soon as they can. This usually happens because a doctor doesn’t order tests or fails to review the results right away.
Failure to Treat
Your doctor might give you the right diagnosis, but then not prescribe the best possible treatment. Your doctor might give you an inappropriate or ineffective treatment. Or, they might tell you to do nothing and leave your condition to get worse.
Your doctor might prescribe a drug that is not right for your condition or cause a harmful reaction. A nurse might administer the wrong drug. Or, a nurse might administer the right drug in the wrong way. A pharmacist might fill your prescription with the wrong medication or give you the wrong dose.
A surgeon might perform a procedure on the wrong part of the body or on the wrong patient, perform the wrong procedure, or leave behind an instrument in the body. Another possible surgical error is using tools or an environment that is not clean and sterile, which increases the risk of infection.
Anesthesia is responsible for keeping you unconscious and pain-free. The anesthesiologist might give you too much or too little of a drug. They might not monitor your oxygen levels carefully, and you could suffer from oxygen deprivation. If you were intubated, a negligent doctor or nurse could cause mouth or throat injuries.
Pregnancy and Birth Injuries
Pregnant women can suffer a miscarriage, premature birth, and other injuries when doctors fail to monitor them closely. Infants also can suffer injuries during birth, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brachial plexus, facial paralysis, oxygen deprivation, and Cerebral Palsy.
What are Medical Malpractice Claims Worth?
Through a medical malpractice case, you can demand compensation for all your injuries and various losses. This compensation also referred to as damages, can be for economic and non-economic losses.
Your Economic Damages
Economic injuries are your financial losses after medical malpractice. These include your past and future medical bills and lost income.
Non-economic injuries are those unrelated to money. Your pain and suffering caused by medical malpractice are a significant portion of your non-economic damages.
KNR Fights to Recover Everything You Deserve
Out Cincinnatti med mal attorneys know what your and your family are going through and what it takes to move on after a traumatic accident due to medical negligence. Let us fight to secure every penny of compensation you are entitled to.
This included fall of your past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical limitations
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of personal relationships (loss of consortium)
Ohio Limits on Compensation
Ohio law places a limit on how much compensation you can get for your non-economic damages. You can win up to $250,000 or three times the amount of your economic damages. You can get whichever amount is more.
Ohio limits one person to $350,000 in non-economic damages. But you could win up to $500,000 if you suffered a catastrophic injury.
This damage cap is only for your non-economic damages. You can be fully reimbursed for your financial costs and losses.
These limits do not apply, though, in a wrongful death case. If you lost a parent, spouse, or child because of medical malpractice, your non-economic damages are not capped.
How to Prove Medical Malpractice
To successfully get what you deserve in a medical malpractice case, you must have evidence that the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist did something wrong. You must have proof that you were hurt because of negligent care and the medical professional acted in a way that a reasonable medical professional would not.
The first step to getting this evidence is working with a medical expert. Without an expert opinion, your medical malpractice lawsuit could be dismissed. You also will need the medical expert’s testimony to prove negligence.
You also have to prove your injuries. You must have evidence that shows your condition got worse because of negligent care or that you suffered a new, distinct injury. This can be hard to do when you were already sick. But KNR has years of experience in proving harm in medical negligence cases.
Medical Malpractice Case Requirements
Malpractice claims have rules to follow. When you believe you are the victim of medical negligence, you need to talk to a lawyer with experience in these types of claims. A general personal injury lawyer might not have the knowledge and experience to navigate a medical malpractice case.
The Documents You Need
To file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio, you need an Affidavit of Merit. This is a sworn document by a medical expert that says your claim is well-founded. We will hire a medical expert to review your records. Another doctor in the same area of medicine as your negligent doctor will review your records carefully. They will tell us if your doctor did something wrong or not. If there is evidence of malpractice, this expert will sign a statement saying so.
Medical Malractice Time lImits
Ohio gives you one year to file a lawsuit. But when your one year is up is another complication. The statute of limitations begins to run on the date the cause of action arises. That is the day you officially have a legal claim. But what is that date? You should talk with a lawyer about when you learned you might be the victim of medical malpractice.
Let a Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help
If you think you were hurt or your medical condition got worse because of a negligent doctor, call KNR. It is hard to know whether you suffered from a complication or the wrong treatment. The best way to find out is by working with a Cincinnati medical malpractice attorney.
A medical malpractice attorney at KNR will talk about your experience. We want to know what you went through, what the doctor or other medical provider told you, and find out what really happened.
How We Build a Medical Malpractice Case
We will review your medical records. We have years of experience handling medical malpractice claims and a record of holding negligent providers accountable.
We will connect with a doctor or other medical provider in the same area of medicine as the person who was negligent. For example, if you believe your cardiologist was negligent, we will find a cardiology expert. The expert will review your medical records carefully to figure out if the professional’s conduct was inappropriate. If the expert agrees there is a malpractice case, they will sign an affidavit.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The next step is to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. We will write and file the legal documents. We will appear in court and speak with the judge. We know that a lawsuit can be intimidating. But we will guide you through it. We will handle the legal process for you. Also, your case may not go to trial. Many medical malpractice cases settle.
Reach or to KNR for a Free Consult
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