Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Ohio
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KNR Legal Blog
Medina County is home to an impressive list of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. But, having many great hospitals doesn’t mean you are immune to inadequate medical care. Overworked, tired staff can miss severe problems and make mistakes when dispensing medications or reading your chart. These mistakes can have a negative impact on your health and could even be fatal. If you suspect a healthcare employee has injured you in some way, you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. To discover the most common medical malpractice claims, continue reading below.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are available to answer your questions. We feel you shouldn’t have to be financially responsible for medical problems that were caused by the reckless behavior of a healthcare professional. Call (330) 869-9007 to set up a no-cost consultation.
Below is a list of hospitals located around Medina County:
While many of these facilities provide stellar health care, there may be medical professionals that may not correctly perform their duties to the best of their abilities. When this occurs, patients are put at a higher risk of suffering from medical malpractice.
Patients who have been incorrectly diagnosed or received a delayed diagnosis run the risk of suffering more significant health issues. A missed or delayed diagnosis means the problem was not immediately treated, which can cause it to worsen and possibly have long-term or even deadly effects.
The birth of a baby is meant to be a joyful occasion for the parents. But, their happiness can be overshadowed by careless medical mistakes. Doctors who have been trained in obstetrics should know exactly how to carefully deliver a baby without causing harm to the infant or its mother. But, sometimes a doctor makes an error, which can lead to a lifelong injury or death for either patient.
Receiving the wrong medication, or taking too little or too much can be a grievous mistake. Medications have different warnings, can cause different side effects, and can negatively interact with other medicines. This is why it’s crucial that healthcare professionals make certain you are receiving the correct medication and dosage.
Negligent surgeons have been known to operate on the wrong body part, leave foreign objects inside an individual, or cause damage to nerves or arteries by mistakenly cutting them. There are potential problems that can arise with any surgery, but a careless error that leads to a complication is not an acceptable risk.
Like medication, anesthesia must be dosed correctly to avoid hurting the patient. Because there are such high risks, anesthetists receive special training and practice so they can perfect administration. Underdosing can lead to the patient feeling tremendous pain during surgery, while an overdose can result in paralysis, brain injuries, or death.
If you suspect you or a loved one received medical treatment that left you in worse condition than before, you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. Call the medical malpractice legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away and let us help with your matter. We will carefully study your medical records and the series of events that led to your injury. Contact us today at (330) 869-9007 to schedule your free consultation.