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Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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.

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

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.

Types of Medical Malpractice

There are several kinds of medical malpractice. The five most common examples are below:

Diagnostic Mistakes

Approximately 12 million people are harmed by diagnostic errors in the U.S. each year. Diagnostic errors involve incorrect diagnoses, missed diagnoses, and delayed diagnoses. These are more common than surgical or medication errors.

  • A doctor might not diagnose your condition correctly despite having all the information. They might ignore symptoms, fail to order tests, or not read the results correctly.
  • A delayed diagnosis is as harmful as an incorrect one. A doctor who fails to give you a correct diagnosis in a timely fashion could be liable if this delay prevented you from receiving proper care.

Medication Errors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives more than 100,000 reports every year associated with medication errors.

  • A doctor might prescribe a drug that isn’t right for your condition or causes a harmful interaction with other medication.
  • A nurse administers the wrong drug or the right drug in the wrong way.
  • A pharmacist incorrectly fills your prescription.

Anesthesia and Surgical Errors

More than 4,000 surgical errors happen each year nationwide:

  • A surgeon might perform a procedure on the wrong part of the body or the wrong patient.
  • A surgeon performs the wrong procedure.
  • A surgeon leaves behind an instrument or foreign object inside the body.

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.

Healthcare-Related Infections

Although the coronavirus pandemic increased everyone’s attention to cleaning and sterilizing surfaces, one in 20 hospitalized patients are at risk for a healthcare-acquired infection from improper precautions. Doctors, nurses, and everyone else who encounters patients must use universal precautions, including:

  • Proper handwashing
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Disinfectants and cleaners on surfaces
  • Masks and gloves

Pregnancy and Birth Injuries

Pregnant women can suffer a miscarriage, premature birth, and other injuries when doctors fail to monitor them closely. Up to eight in every 1,000 infants in the U.S. sustain a birth injury.

Infants also can suffer injuries during birth, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brachial plexus, facial paralysis, oxygen deprivation, and Cerebral Palsy.

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Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Cincinnati

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.

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What Are You Entitled to After a Medical Error?

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:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Physical limitations
  • Loss of consortium, or loss of relationships
  • Disfigurement

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Time Requirements in Medical Malpractice Cases

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 Your Compensation

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:

  • $250,000
  • Or three times the amount of your economic damages

You could win up to $350,000 total or up to $500,000 if you suffered a catastrophic injury.

What Happens if the Malpractice is Fatal?

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:

  • Loss of your relative’s earnings
  • Loss of your relative’s services
  • Loss of your relative’s care, companionship, guidance, and society
  • Loss of your possible inheritance
  • Your mental anguish

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.

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Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Know How to Succeed

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.

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

Our Medical Malpractice Legal Team Will:

  • Investigate, collect evidence, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and experts to show how your life was impacted.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability, and pursue max compensation.
  • Determine your medical injury’s full and fair value – what you lost and deserve.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.