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We go to our doctors to get better. But sometimes, we end up worse off than when we sought out medical attention. Life-changing medical mistakes can happen, and when they do, they can be catastrophic. This can be a very stressful and confusing time for you and your loved ones. Let our expertise, compassion, and knowledge help you through this difficult time in your life. The Eisen Law Firm has been able to help many individuals receive the compensation they deserve from a medical negligence case. We have successfully secured maximum recovery for injuries sustained at the hands of medical professionals. Lean on our reputable, recognized attorneys to help you seek answers and accountability for your medical malpractice injuries. Because we focus our practice on people who have been seriously injured by medical professionals, we have answered the following questions many times. And, we are happy to answer them again for you and your specific medical negligence incident. Please give us a call so that we can assist you with your medical malpractice questions at 216-687-0900.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a heathcare professional causes preventable harm to a patient. The term medical malpractice is also referred to as medical negligence, and is used to describe a very complicated subset of personal injury law. Medical Malpractice is negligence by a medical professional. Just as a driver of a car can be held responsible for not using reasonable care while driving, a doctor or hospital can be held responsible for not using reasonable care while treating a patient. These cases are diverse, involving a range of medical professionals, medical conditions, and resulting injuries. Medical negligence cases are often very high-stakes and far more complex than run-of-the-mill auto accident or personal injury cases.
How long do I have to file my medical malpractice claim?
In Ohio, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is one year. This usually means the case must be filed within a year of discovering the injury. This is a very tight timeframe and many individuals forfeit important legal rights and economic recovery because they fail to file suit within the appropriate period. If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance immediately to preserve your rights. Because there are some limited exceptions to the one year rule, it is critical to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable medical negligence attorney.
What is the process for a typical medical malpractice case?
No two medical malpractice cases are identical, but many cases follow a similar course from start to finish. Under Ohio law, in order to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice, you have to obtain an Affidavit of Merit from a qualified physician attesting that you or your loved one was in fact the victim of medical negligence
From there, your skilled medical malpractice attorney investigates the case further, collects requisite evidence, and gathers testimony from other medical professionals. Depositions will be taken and written discovery will be drafted as we continue to build your case, so that we can prove that malpractice has occurred. To prove that malpractice has occurred, we must show that: (1) a doctor-patient relationship existed; (2) the doctor (or other medical personnel) acted unreasonably under the circumstances; (3) as a result of this act (or failure to act), you were injured. Many medical negligence cases settle before trial, but some go before a jury. Is it important, therefore, that your Cleveland medical malpractice attorney has extensive experience litigating these case types in court. The process in its entirety is no small feat. With everything on the line, you cannot trust these disputes to chance or to second-rate representation.
What does the average medical malpractice case cost, and who is responsible for covering those costs?
Medical malpractice litigation is very involved. Gathering the necessary evidence and securing testimony from medical experts can be time-consuming and costly. Fortunately, our reputable medical negligence attorneys handle these disputes on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing out-of-pocket and are only responsible for attorneys’ fees and expenses if we are successful in recovering on your behalf. At The Eisen Law Firm, we do everything possible to empower you to seek accountability for your injuries.
What is my medical negligence case worth?
Generally speaking, the amount of recovery to which you are entitled depends upon the extent and severity of your injuries, future medical and treatment needs, and the nature of the medical professional’s negligence. Additionally, Ohio law places caps on certain types of damages in medical malpractice cases. A complex mix of factors goes into assigning value to your case. Trust our Cleveland medical malpractice team to advocate aggressively for the maximum compensation for your injuries.
What is the first step I should take if I believe I have a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Locating and contacting a focused medical malpractice attorney should be your first step. He or she can then guide you through the many requirements and stages of medical malpractice litigation.
Do I need my medical records before I contact an attorney?
It is not necessary that you have your medical records or other documents compiled before you contact an attorney. If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, seek the assistance of a focused medical malpractice attorney before doing anything else.
How do I choose an Ohio medical malpractice attorney?
You must be very careful in selecting an attorney to represent you, as you will not have a second chance in medical malpractice litigation. There are plenty of law firms in Cleveland and in surrounding counties, but only a few really handle complex medical malpractice disputes. Fewer still handle medical malpractice cases exclusively. Our firm-wide focus on medical negligence allows us to develop a keen understanding of the law, medicine, and strategy needed to succeed in medical malpractice litigation.
Rely on our skilled Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys to answer all of your medical negligence questions
If you believe you were injured through the negligence of a medical professional, the road to recovery can be a long and difficult. We are here to help. Through a free initial consultation, a member of the acclaimed medical malpractice team at The Eisen Law Firm can explain your rights and detail how we can help. Call 216-687-0900 or contact us online today. You are not alone.
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