Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

If a loved one passed away under the care of a doctor, hospital, or other health provider, you may be shocked, devastated, and angry. Holding a responsible party accountable for causing a death through medical malpractice can be a complicated affair — but doing so with the assistance of an Ohio personal injury attorney can help bring closure to a traumatic experience.

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Wrongful Death & Medical Malpractice

With the help of an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer, such as ours at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you can assess whether filing a claim is a logical next step for you and your family. Doing so may allow you to get to the bottom of your loved one’s death and obtain compensation for your losses.

To learn how the dedicated Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at KNR can help you, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or use the contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice in Ohio

Medical malpractice claims are surprisingly common in Ohio. Since 2005, when the state began tracking claims, between 2,750 and 5,000 claims had been filed each year as of 2012. As a function of the state’s population during the same time frame, the number of annual claims was between two and four claims per 10,000 Ohioans. In other words, one to two claims had been filed for every 5,000 Ohioans annually.

Common types of medical malpractice include:

Birth injuries

Negligent conduct can lead to cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), Erb’s palsy, and other complications.
Failure to diagnose — Failure to diagnose a disease or illness, to not diagnose a condition in a timely manner, or to make an incorrect diagnosis, can all cause a patient to suffer unnecessary harm.

Surgical errors

Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, conducting a surgery on the wrong site, nicking arteries or organs during surgery, or any other type of surgical error can have life-altering consequences.

Medication errors

Overdose, under-dose, improper drug combinations, and avoidable drug interactions can lead to severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, deadly drops in blood pressure and catastrophic consequences.

With the help of a good Ohio medical malpractice attorney, you can fight to hold a physician accountable for the wrongful death of your loved one.

By pursuing a claim, you may be able to receive compensation in multiple forms, including for:

  • Funeral, burial, or cremation expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Your family member’s lost financial contributions
  • Your loss of potential inheritance from your family member
  • Your loss of your family member’s society and companionship

Complex Cases & Standards of Care

Kisling, Nestico & Redick has extensive experience handling complex wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice. We have close working relationships with medical professionals and expert witnesses, which allows us to conduct thorough investigations and full examinations of all possible causes of your loved one’s death.

Common ways that a health provider may commit malpractice include:

  • Failing to diagnose an illness despite observable symptoms of disease
  • Failing to order appropriate tests
  • Failing to monitor your loved one while her or she was under anesthesia
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dose
  • Failing to keep accurate records of your loved one’s medical care

The Ohio wrongful death attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick work with medical professionals who can testify as to whether your medical provider failed to meet a reasonable standard of care. During this process, we will cover the cost of hiring the necessary team of investigators and the expenses associated with preparing your case.

We understand that we can recover those expenses when we resolve your case, through settlement or verdict, and we will advocate for you to ensure the best possible result for your case. If you do not receive compensation for your case, you will owe us nothing.
Contact Our Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers

Kisling, Nestico & Redick is one of Ohio’s most well-regarded medical malpractice firms. We gained this reputation by providing personalized service to all of our clients, and by establishing a history of success in even the most complicated wrongful death medical malpractice cases.

We know that filing a claim can be an emotional undertaking and that having to pay for attorney fees upfront can place an unnecessary burden on you when you’re feeling most vulnerable. We pride ourselves on making this process as easy as possible for you. Therefore, we offer a free initial consultation with our lawyers and at KNR, we believe in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation.

Call 1-800-HURT-NOW to speak with one of our Ohio personal injury lawyers or use our online contact form to schedule your free appointment. One call does it all — learn how KNR can help you today.

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