Can I sue for medical malpractice without permanent harm done?
A: You can sue for medical malpractice even if the harm you experienced was temporary. As long as medical negligence can be proven, you may have a case for medical malpractice. The amount of time an injury lasts is not what is at issue when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. What is considered is the cost to the patient from the medical negligence. To know for sure, you need to speak with a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney.
However, medical negligence that temporarily causes injuries or harm will not add up to a large amount of damages. With that in mind, you need to consider the costs of filing a lawsuit and whether it will be worth the potential amount of compensation you may recover from your legal claim.
When there is clear proof a medical professional breached the standard of care but no harm was done, you may not have a basis for a claim. Medical malpractice cases primarily seek compensation for damages. If no damages occurred, the lawsuit more than likely will be denied.
Consult a Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney
When medical negligence happens, you have a right to file a lawsuit, whether the damages you experienced were permanent or temporary. It is important to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney when considering filing a lawsuit.
For more than 20 years, the attorneys at Mellino Robenalt, LLC have been fighting for the rights of people in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about your rights as a patient by requesting a FREE Ohio medical malpractice guide. Call us today at 1-888-457-1147.