MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO

HOW IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFINED IN OHIO?

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

CASE RESULTS

$28.7 MILLION

BIRTH INJURY


$12.5 MILLION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


$4.3 MILLION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


$3.9 MILLION

BIRTH INJURY


$3 MILLION

ANESTHESIA ERROR


$1.75 MILLION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


$1.5 MILLION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


$890,000

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


$500,000
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider injures a patient. An experienced trial lawyer who specializes in your type of injury can help determine whether you have a claim worth pursuing. Medical errors can be caused by anything, including doctor fatigue, an understaffed operating room, miscommunication among hospital staff, failure to follow policies, faulty equipment, inexperience, or rushing through a procedure. If medical error causes disfigurement, disability, further surgery, or death, Ohio law says the patient is entitled to pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

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When choosing an attorney to represent you it is important to choose a skilled Cleveland attorney who focuses on this type of law.  It is important to ask many questions and review the past results and experience of any potential attorney. One of the most common questions that we get asked at The Mellino Law Firm is, “Have you handled this type of case before?” Although it is rare that two cases would be identical, there are some cases that have similarities. An experienced attorney will have seen a wide variety of medical malpractice cases and understand what they all have in common. Experienced attorneys are also less likely to be caught unprepared. It is very rare that experienced attorneys run into a tactic or expert that hasn’t been seen before.

PROVING CAUSATION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS

One of the most important aspects of any medical malpractice claim is proving causation. In other words, you must show that your injuries or the death of your loved one was caused by medical negligence and/or malpractice. Typically, this means you will need to show that a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional or facility breached the standard of reasonable care which directly or indirectly led to your injuries or your loved one’s death. You may also need to prove that you would not have suffered the same harm if a competent medical professional/facility provided you with acceptable care.

There are many ways in which negligence can lead to medical mistakes and countless ways in which malpractice can cause injuries. We represent clients in cases involving:

Often, medical negligence leads to serious physical, emotional, and financial harm. Victims may require additional costly treatment or may be unable to return to work. The family members and loved ones of a person who dies as a result of medical malpractice will often suffer severe emotional anguish and financial burdens. While wining a case cannot undo this harm, it can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. It can also be used to ensure that negligent medical professionals and facilities are held responsible and that systematic problems are brought to light.

WHAT ARE DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS?

  • Economic damages –  expenses that can be quantified such as medical bills and lost income from time missed at work
  • Noneconomic damages – suffering caused by the malpractice such as pain, mental anguish, psychological trauma, or decrease in quality or enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages – damages typically assessed against a defendant only when the medical error was perpetrated in such a way that is considered particularly egregious. For example, a court may award punitive damages if the doctor was on drugs or drunk while treating you. Punitive damages are rare in Ohio.

In the tragic event that a patient dies, his or her next of kin may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf.

Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have about an injury, a claim, or the state’s statute of limitations. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.

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