Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Ohio
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Legal Help for the Injured
According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, falling just behind heart disease and cancer. Whether you are prescribed the wrong medication or subjected to a surgery gone wrong, the injuries can be life-altering.
Fortunately, victims of medical malpractice can take action to seek justice. If you have been harmed due to medical malpractice, you may be able to gain compensation through a personal injury claim.
You trust your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. When a medical provider does something wrong and hurts you, it’s time to consult a Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our personal injury lawyers realize you may not be sure what is considered medical malpractice.
Sometimes, a medical mistake is apparent. More commonly, it takes weeks or months to know you have been misdiagnosed or suffered in some other way.
There are several kinds of medical malpractice. The five most common examples are below:
Another possible surgical error is using tools or an environment that is not sterile, which increases the risk of infection. It’s also common for the surgical team to make mistakes before or after the surgery, not during.
The anesthesia team 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 during surgery, and you could suffer from oxygen deprivation. A negligent doctor or nurse could cause mouth or throat injuries when they intubate you.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
If you were harmed due to another person’s recklessness or negligence, you can file a personal injury claim.
With this type of legal action, you must prove that another person’s actions led to your injuries. You must establish that some form of medical malpractice took place. It must also be proven that your injuries directly resulted from the malpractice.
In these cases, the burden of proof can be high, meaning that it can be difficult to convince the judge or jury that you were the victim of medical malpractice. For this reason, seeking the help of an experienced lawyer is essential. A legal professional can make your case for you, devising a legal strategy that will give your case the best possible chance of success.
In medical malpractice cases, funds may be sought for the following losses:
If you have been victimized by careless and reckless medical care, you must act quickly if you wish to seek funds for your injuries. In Ohio, there are strict requirements associated with filing a personal injury lawsuit.
According to state law, anyone who wishes to file a civil suit for injuries must do so within one year of discovering their injury. There are exceptions for children. Due to this strict schedule, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. Certain case elements, such as conducting an investigation, take time.
If you can prove your medical provider was negligent and hurt you, you can demand compensation. KNR has helped many medical malpractice victims recover compensation for their economic and non-economic damages.
Ohio limits how much compensation you can get for your non-economic damages. This damage cap is only for your non-monetary injuries, like pain and suffering.
You can win the greater of:
You could win up to $350,000 total or up to $500,000 if you suffered a catastrophic injury.
If you believe medical negligence caused your relative’s death, talk to a medical malpractice lawyer with KNR right away. Your family may have the right to demand wrongful death compensation. Ohio law requires the personal representative of your loved one’s estate to file the claim.
You and other close family members may be entitled to compensation for:
Ohio’s damage cap doesn’t apply in a wrongful death case. If you lost a parent, spouse, or child because of medical malpractice, your non-economic damages are unlimited.
KNR was able to obtain a $290,000 settlement in a medical malpractice claim, involving utterer during a vaginal…
What Makes KNR Special?
Being wronged by medical professionals does not have to be the end of your story. You can fight back by gaining the funds you need to move forward with your life.
With over 500 years of combined legal experience, our Cincinnati personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources to get you maximum compensation for your claim. Whether you have been injured in a poorly performed surgery or hurt by dangerous medication, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.