Medical malpractice is defined as negligence or a mistake that causes injury to a patient.
This negligence could take the form of:

What Are the Elements of a Successful Medical Malpractice Case in Cleveland?

A jury will consider four factors:

  • duty of care – the legal requirement that a doctor, nurse, or other
    healthcare professional treat his or her patients within the accepted
    standard of care;
  • negligence – if your healthcare provider deviated from that accepted
    standard of care and caused you harm, illness, disability, or disfigurement,
    this is considered negligent behavior;
  • injury – the negligent act or mistake must have caused you to become
    ill, injured, disabled, or disfigured; and
  • causation – you will have to show that your doctor’s negligence
    directly caused undue injury and damages and that you would not have endured
    this pain if not for his or her error.

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Can I File a Claim?

Every medical malpractice claim is different, but there are certain questions
each victim should ask him- or herself:

  • Can I prove that a medical mistake or negligence caused my injury?
  • Will I need ongoing medical treatment or another surgery because of this
    situation?
  • Did my physician and/or hospital staff act in an inappropriate or careless manner?
  • How am I going to pay for my medical expenses, rehabilitation, prescriptions,
    and lost wages?

What Do I Need in Order to Prove My Claim?

Your medical malpractice lawyer will ask for the following:

  • medical records and history;
  • the names and contact information for all medical staff that treated you; and
  • any correspondence, documents, and bills from that hospital or clinic.

Attorney Chris Mellino invites you to contact our office with any questions
you may have. We combine specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial
skills, and superior negotiating talent to obtain full and fair compensation
for clients and to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.

As a small practice, Mellino Law Firm gives all medical malpractice cases
the unique attention they deserve. By only accepting a few cases at a
time, our attorneys are able to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit
of justice. We pride ourselves on relentlessly advocating for those who
have been injured.

If we accept your case, we will sit down with you, review all the facts,
and help you understand your legal options. You can count on us to help
you every step of the way, from your initial visit to the conclusion of
your case.
Contact us today for a free consultation or call (440) 333-3800.