The Institute of Medicine has estimated that approximately 98,000 die from
medical errors each year. In order to decrease your chances of being the
next victim of medical malpractice or negligence in Ohio, consider the
following safeguards.

  • Take great care when you are selecting your doctor, choose one who is attentive and well-experienced. A good way to find
    a well-qualified doctor with a solid reputation is to begin by seeking
    recommendations from your trusted friends and family members who have
    been treated for similar conditions. Ensure that a doctor is board-certified
    before you make an appointment.
  • Seek a second opinion. It’s not uncommon for doctors to have differing opinions on the
    best way to treat a condition or illness. It’s not a sign of disrespect
    or mistrust, but more of a safeguard. In the same way that you might look
    at several models of a computer or vehicle before you purchase, you should
    do the same with your health care.
  • Finally, ask questions. You should already be familiar with your own health data and medical
    history, so ask your doctor about any recommended treatment and how it
    might interact with any conditions you have or medication you’re
    currently taking. A good doctor is never offended by questions, and most
    appreciate the opportunity to educate patients about their treatment.

Despite taking many precautions, you could still, unfortunately, fall victim
to medical malpractice. If you do fall victim to medical malpractice,
discuss your legal options with our medical malpractice lawyers. Schedule
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