Can I file a medical malpractice claim in Cleveland, Ohio, if I didn’t suffer a permanent injury?
You can sue for malpractice even if the injuries you experienced were temporary. However, negligence that causes temporary pain, disability, or disfigurement will not add up to a significant amount of damages. An attorney may advise you to consider the costs of filing a lawsuit and whether it will be worth the potential amount of compensation you may recover.
On the other hand, when it is evident that a medical professional breached the standard of care, but no harm was done, a patient may not be able to file a lawsuit. Malpractice cases primarily seek compensation for damages. If no damages occurred, the lawsuit more than likely will be denied.