Can You Sue if You Signed a Liability Waiver in Ohio?
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To a certain degree, you have to trust your doctor. After all, they have extensive training and knowledge; that’s the reason you believe they’re capable of caring for you. But should you blindly trust any medical professional, merely because they’re wearing a white coat and scrubs? You and your family rely on these people, but doctor mistakes and instances of medical malpractice have violated this trust.
There are of course excellent doctors out there, and the vast majority get into the profession to help people. However, the fact remains, a large percentage of doctors have faced a medical malpractice claim at some point in their careers. It is perfectly understandable to want to know whether or not your doctor has ever been accused or found at-fault of medical malpractice. While many physicians are reluctant to volunteer this information, there are a few resources that provide info regarding malpractice claims free of charge.
Medical malpractice can prolong the effect of your injuries or condition. What’s worse, it can actually make your situation so much worse. But, the law allows victims the chance to recover from a medical professional’s negligence through a malpractice claim.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, finding an experienced attorney should be your next step. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we are at the forefront of medical malpractice law and considered among the top personal injury firms in Ohio. You shouldn’t have to pay the price for a doctor’s mistake; schedule a free consultation with an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer today.
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If your doctor has been sued for medical malpractice, there is a record of it. Every state has a medical board that handles doctors’ licenses in that state. These boards are also responsible for investigating claims and administering punishments. Sometimes, these punishments involve either suspending or revoking a medical license, but boards may also order additional training to deal with lesser infractions.
The Ohio medical board, like many states’, has a license verification website, where you can search you physicians name. This will give you information regarding the physician, their practice, the status of their license, and if they are under any action by the board.
An alternative to the state medical board is the Administrators in Medicine. AIM is an organization for board executives. On its website, the organization documents information about licensure and discipline from every state’s medical board.
If your doctor has ever been involved in a court case in Ohio, it will be recorded somewhere. Many of these records are available for free online. Alternatively, you can pay for services that allow you to view case records. You can also call the county clerk’s office where you doctor practices, and ask for any records of a malpractice suit. Bear in mind; some malpractice suits include confidentiality clauses. While the methods described here are useful, they do not guarantee that your doctor has not been accused of malpractice.
Searching for your doctor’s name on the internet may turn up information that has been kept out of the board or court records. Search for your doctor’s name along with any keywords involving “Ohio” or “malpractice.” If your doctor was sued for malpractice in a different state, it might not show up on the Ohio board or court databases. Like with any internet search, some information should be taken with a grain of salt, but this is a good option to find information that may have slipped through the cracks.
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice in Ohio, one of the most critical decisions you’ll make is finding an experienced and skilled attorney. Contact Kisling, Nestico, & Redick to determine whether you are entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the doctor’s malpractice. 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 handle the research and all the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on recovering as quickly as possible.
Call 1-800-HURT-NOW, or use the online form to schedule your free, no-risk consultation today