Medical malpractice is a broad term. It can refer to the negligence or inability of a doctor to properly care for a patient; the abandonment of or failure to treat a patient; or a blatant mistake in diagnosis, care, or treatment on behalf of the doctor, physician, or other medical professional involved.
No matter the cause, medical malpractice can have serious effects on a patient. From expensive bills for further medical treatments to lost wages and income because of time spent away from work, the costs of these mistakes are endless. That’s why many patients choose to file a claim, allowing them to recoup any costs incurred due to the doctor’s negligence.
Medical malpractice claims typically stem from one of the following reasons:
- incorrect diagnosis;
- surgery errors;
- delayed or late diagnosis;
- birth injuries;
- anesthesia errors;
- medication and prescription drug errors;
- failure to treat patients or patient abandonment;
- improper treatment; and
- failure to warn the patient of side effects or risks.
The statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in the state of Ohio is 1 year. That means you have a year from the date the act of malpractice occurred to file your claim. If you fail to do so, you will no longer have a viable case.
If you’ve suffered harm, injury, or damage due to medical malpractice, consider filing a claim to recover your costs and lost wages. Call 440-333-3800 to contact Mellino Robenalt, where there is a knowledgeable Cleveland medical malpractice attorney ready to help you.