What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice in Ohio

Oct 12, 2018 Legal Blog    Medical Malpractice

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

We trust doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in Ohio with our health. Sadly, these medical professionals do not always offer the highest quality of care, and sometimes cause harm rather than help their patients. When a patient sustains an injury because of a medical professional’s negligence, they can pursue a medical malpractice claim. It. can sometimes be difficult to determine what constitutes medical malpractice in Ohio, but at KNR, our legal team knows what to look for and how to help.

If you or a loved one suspect that a medical professional has harmed you, reach out to our experienced Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today to learn about your rights and legal options.

Most Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in Ohio

There are various instances of how medical malpractice may occur in Ohio. The most common examples include:

  • Medication errors: Medication errors arise when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or dosage. Failing to account for dangerous drug interactions with other medicines you are using can also be considered a medication error.
  • Misdiagnosis: When a doctor diagnoses the wrong condition, delays diagnosis, or overlooks a diagnosis, they cannot treat the patient properly, and unnecessary harm could be done.
  • Surgical errors: Performing the wrong surgery, operating on the wrong body part, or making an anesthesia error can lead to serious consequences for patients undergoing surgery.
  • Failure to communicate: Doctors are required to explain a patient’s treatment in an easy to understand manner, so they know what to expect. Failure to communicate with patients may cause dangerous surprises or complications that could have been avoided.
  • Monitoring issues: Following a surgical procedure, medical professionals are required to observe patients carefully. A lack of careful monitoring can lead to complications.
  • Birth injuries: Drug errors, as well as improper tools being used during child delivery, may lead to significant birth injuries and issues like paralysis and brain damage.

How to File A Medical Malpractice Claim

Ohio law states that a medical malpractice claim must be filed within one year from the date a patient discovers the injury or the last date of treatment with their negligent medical professionals.

However, if you have an instrument left in your abdomen after surgery, the one-year time frame becomes effective on the day you find out it was not removed. Since there are a few exceptions to the time limit and medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, it is important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away.

While some mistakes are not the fault of a medical professional, others are the direct result of negligence. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have represented many clients who have been hurt by a medical professional’s negligent behavior.

You can count on us to perform medical research and collect the opinions of medical experts to determine whether a medical malpractice claim is right for you. You may be eligible to file a claim and recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can help prove that a medical professional deviated from the acceptable level of medical care that they owed to you or your loved one by demonstrating the following elements:

  • There was a relationship between the medical professional and the patient.
  • There was a standard of care that a medical professional would have or would not have done under similar circumstances.
  • The medical professional breached that standard.
  • The medical professional’s breach led to the patient’s injury.

Contact an Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or a loved one believe you may have suffered at the hands of a medical professional, contact an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer today. In a free, no-obligation consultation, KNR attorneys can inform you of whether you may be eligible to file a claim and collect compensation for your damages.

Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today or contact us online.

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