Medical malpractice is a fact of life for thousands of patients in Ohio, but there are ways
to minimize your risk of becoming a victim, including how you go about
choosing a hospital.

If you or a loved one requires hospitalization, one of the most important
decisions will be
the choice of hospital for care. Often the outcome of any medical situation, including medical malpractice
and personal injury claims, can be dependent upon where the care is delivered.
Hospitals are just like any other place of business. Some are better than
others, and there are ways to measure a hospital’s level of care
quantitatively.

In Ohio, state law requires hospitals to report the quality of the care
provided, and those reports are made public. That information from the
U.S. Office of Personnel Management will help you make an informed choice.

Some of the questions you need to ask when choosing a hospital in Ohio are:

  • Does my doctor have practicing privileges there?
  • Does the hospital accept my health insurance plan?
  • Is the hospital recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
    Healthcare Organizations?
  • Has the hospital successfully treated my condition before?
  • Is the hospital working to improve its own quality of care?

By making the right choice of where to seek care, you can help minimize
the risk of medical malpractice, and even more important, you can give
yourself the best chance for successful treatment of your condition.

If You Suffered Medical Malpractice in an Ohio Hospital, Get Help

The
Mellino Law Firm can help you if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice. Call today toschedule an appointment at (440) 333-3800.