Put briefly, yes, multiple parties can be liable for an Ohio
medical malpractice claim. As a medical malpractice attorney will explain, under joint and
several liability there are a number of ways that liable parties might
be held responsible for the suffering of a patient.
Initially, one of the most important elements of a medical malpractice
claim in which several parties are held liable is determining the division
of responsibility for the injuries of the victim.
People who may find themselves in situations where liability may affect
their compensation are urged to think about how responsible each party
in the suit may ultimately be.
Joint and several liability can be determined in a number of ways:
under joint liability, each defendant is liable for a certain proportion of damages that may entail
the full liability amount. Essentially, all liable parties are financially
liable for the whole of the compensation total.
under several liability, liable parties must only pay the amount of damage for which they’re
finally, under joint and several liability, all parties collectively pay the total sum of damages, despite the division of guilt.
Ohio law stipulates that only if a defendant is more than 50% responsible
for a plaintiff’s injury will they be held financially responsible
for non-economic damages in proportion to their fault.
If you have been injured by
medical malpractice and there are multiple liable parties,
reach out to our team by calling (440) 333-3800.