Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional
causes harm by not providing adequate care. This may include
misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition, neglecting to follow up on test results,
hospital-acquired infection, or a
surgical error.

Liable Parties

If a physician performed an exam or procedure and made a mistake, he or
she may be held responsible. If the facility failed to monitor a patient
or to conduct necessary tests, that hospital or clinic may be held accountable.

When and How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Ohio’s statute of limitations restricts the amount of time that an
injured, disabled, or disfigured patient may file a claim, so it’s
best to seek counsel as soon as you suspect your doctor was negligent.
Also, the longer you wait, the less likely it is that you will receive
compensation for pain and suffering.

To help build your case, be sure to keep all bills, records, and other
documents related to your healthcare. If you are missing any of the information
about the office visits, testing, and procedures you received, contact
the medical facility for copies.

You may wish to research the condition for which you sought treatment in
order to familiarize yourself with the acceptable standard of care and
how your healthcare provider deviated from that standard. Our free, easy-to-read
guide to filing malpractice claims in Cleveland, Ohio, can help you understand
whether you have a viable case.
Request your copy today or
contact us for a free consultation.