Compensation & Damages for Medical Malpractice Claims in Ohio
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Ohio Medical Malpractice: Damages & Compensation
When a surgeon, doctor, nurse, or hospital staff member injures a patient because of their negligence, medical malpractice occurs. If you’re a victim, you ask, “what is a medical malpractice case worth?” In, short, the details of your case will determine the answer.
Call the experienced Ohio medical malpractice lawyers of Kisling, Nestico & Redick today to find out what compensation you may be entitled to and receive legal assistance with filing a medical malpractice claim.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?
Although doctors and hospitals are often held liable in medical malpractice claims, there are a variety of other types of medical providers that may commit malpractice and be responsible for compensating you for any harm they’ve caused.
The following medical providers can be held liable in medical malpractice claims in Ohio:
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
Medical Malpractice Claims: Available Compensation
If a negligent medical provider has hurt you, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice lawsuit. The types of economic and noneconomic compensatory compensation you may be eligible for include:
- Medical expenses- Treatments, surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy, and assistive aids your injury has left you with can all be reimbursed.
- Loss of Income- If you have to miss work to recover from your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future wages.
- Disability- In the event that your injury has left you disabled and you are not able to participate in the activities you were able to prior to your incident, you may receive compensation.
- Disfigurement- If your injury has left you with scars, hair loss, missing or deformed body parts, or any other visual change, you may be compensated for disfigurement.
- Pain and Suffering- You can be compensated for any physical pain and discomfort you endured after a medical provider harmed you. The amount of compensation you may obtain will depend on your specific injury and the duration of your recovery.
- Mental Anguish- Anxiety, depression, distress, and trauma are all types of suffering that are known as mental anguish that may warrant compensation in a medical malpractice case.
- Loss of Consortium- Compensation for loss of consortium accounts for any loss of physical intimacy or companionship with a spouse or partner that your injuries caused.
Ohio Medical Malpractice Damage Caps
In Ohio, there’s no limit on the compensation you can receive for your economic damages related to medical malpractice. However, Ohio does put a cap on your potential noneconomic damages. These losses are limited to $250,000 or three times the economic damages, up to 350,000 ($500,000 for multiple parties).
The damage caps can sometimes be higher when the malpractice in question led to the loss of a limb, organ system, permanent deformity, or permanent injuries that prevent you from caring for yourself. In these severe med mal cases, the limit on your compensation is $500,000 ($1 Million for multiple parties).
Why Consult an Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you’d like to find out what compensation you can receive in a medical malpractice claim, you should work with an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer. With legal representation by your side, you can receive assistance with the following:
- Documentation- A medical malpractice lawyer can help you collect medical records and other information including medical bills, insurance records, and proof of lost income to prove the extent of the damages you have suffered.
- Expert testimony- Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice cases, you may need expert witnesses to speak on your behalf. A lawyer will understand how to obtain a qualified witness.
- Insurance company communication- Communicating with insurance companies can be frustrating and time-consuming. Fortunately, a lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies to make sure your rights are protected.
Working with a lawyer can give you the opportunity to focus on recovering from your injuries rather than trying to figure out the legalities of your case.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick
If you’ve been injured by a negligent medical provider, you should contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick as soon as possible. Our highly skilled Ohio medical malpractice attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. With offices all around Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Cincinnati Columbus, and Cleveland, we are more than prepared to handle your medical malpractice case. We can also help you recover compensation in a wrongful death claim if you’ve lost a loved one because of medical malpractice.
Contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free and confidential case consultation.