Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Ohio Medical Malpractice
As medical knowledge advances, we rely more than ever on health care professionals to cure what ails us. Whether it’s a bout with bronchitis, a chronic illness such as diabetes, or an emergency such as a stroke or a heart attack, we depend on doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, and other health providers to help us and make us better when something is wrong.
We also depend on them to be experts at their jobs and to follow through on their oaths to “do no harm.” We trust medical providers not only with our health and wellness, but sometimes with our very lives. When they make a mistake that causes us harm, the sense of betrayal can be profound.
When you or a loved one suffers harm because of a health provider’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses by making a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Through a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical costs and hospital bills
- Loss of income
- Disability or physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
However, it’s important to know that under Ohio Rev. Code 2305.113, you only have one year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, or until age 19 in the case of a minor. Don’t delay in talking to a qualified Ohio medical malpractice lawyer such as those at Kisling, Nestico & Redick or you could lose your chance at receiving compensation for your injuries.
We offer a free consultation about your medical malpractice case so that you can learn your options at no financial risk. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our web contact form to schedule your appointment.
What is Medical Malpractice?
People working in the medical profession have a duty of care for their patients. They are required to provide treatment that conforms to a reasonable standard of care, which basically means the way in which other qualified medical practitioners would manage your care under similar circumstances. In other words, there is a customary and accepted way of treating patients.
When a doctor, hospital, or other health provider fails to provide treatment that meets the standard, malpractice may occur. For example, it’s a widely accepted standard for surgeons to scrub their hands before performing a procedure. If a surgeon fails to scrub before operating on you and you become infected with a bacteria transmitted by the surgeon, the surgeon may be guilty of malpractice.
Generally speaking, medical malpractice claims are those that “arise out of the medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person,” according to Ohio Rev. Code 2305.113.
Malpractice can include:
- An act or omission that results in harm
- Negligent hiring, training, or supervision of medical staff
In the example above, failing to scrub before surgery could be considered an omission. An example of negligent hiring, training, or supervision could include a doctor’s office or clinic allowing a medical assistant to perform procedures for which he or she is not licensed or trained.
Types of Health Providers Subject to Medical Malpractice Claims
Most people think of doctors and hospitals when they think of malpractice claims. However, there are many other types of medical or health providers that may commit malpractice and may be liable to compensate you for harm they cause.
Among the types of health providers that can be the subject of Ohio medical malpractice claims are:
- Doctors or physicians
- Physical therapists
- Physician assistants
- Paramedics and EMTs
- Health clinics
- Residential care or assisted living facilities
- Nursing homes
- Ambulatory surgery centers
Common Forms of Ohio Medical Malpractice
Malpractice can take many forms. A nurse writes the wrong name on a medical chart and you receive the wrong treatment. A surgeon fails to double-check the procedure you’re having and operates on the wrong part of your body. Hospital staff fail to adequately sterilize equipment and you get a serious infection. Your family physician fails to recognize the warning signs of cancer and you’re never sent to a specialist for diagnosis.
Just a sample of some common mistakes that can result in harmful medical malpractice include:
- Physician Errors
- Pharmacist Errors
- Hospital Errors
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Failure to Diagnose
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Malpractice can have serious and lasting consequences. A delayed diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or stroke can mean the difference between life and death. An injury to an infant during birth can affect your child’s development throughout his or her lifetime.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we take medical malpractice claims seriously. When you come to us for help, our team of experienced Ohio medical malpractice lawyers will investigate what happened to identify the cause, consult with experts who can help tell your story, and aggressively pursue justice, accountability, and the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Contact an Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have an extensive history of handling complex medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting on behalf of injured people to obtain fair compensation from the medical providers responsible for harming you or your loved one.
As one of the largest personal injury firms in Ohio, we have significant knowledge and resources that we can apply to building the strongest possible case on your behalf, including a network of the kinds of medical professionals and expert witnesses who can support your claim. Our goal is to help make you whole after you’ve been the victim of medical negligence.
Call us now at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use our contact form below to learn what the Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at KNR can do to help you.