It’s common knowledge that you can file an Ohio medical malpractice claim against a doctor, hospital or surgeon. However, there are many other parties that could be held accountable for medical malpractice in Ohio.
- Podiatrists – anyone licensed to practice podiatric surgery and medicine;
- Registered nurses – nurses with RN credentials from the state board of nursing;
- Licensed practical nurses – nurses licensed under the state board of nursing;
- Chiropractors – anyone licensed by the state chiropractic board;
- Optometrists – anyone licensed by the state board of optometry;
- Physical therapists – those with a license to practice physical therapy;
- Advanced practice nurses – certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives;
- Residential facility – a licensed home where mentally disabled or developmentally disabled individuals reside;
- Physician assistants – anyone with a valid certificate to practice; and
- Emergency medical technicians – anyone certified to perform EMT duties.
If a healthcare provider stopped treating you or caused an injury, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages. To discuss your legal options, speak with a medical malpractice lawyer.