You can file a claim 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. A medical malpractice attorney may advise you to consider the costs of filing a lawsuit — including his or her fees — and whether it will be worth the potential amount of compensation you may recover.
On the other hand, if a healthcare provider breached the standard of care but did not cause an injury, a patient may not be able to file a lawsuit. Malpractice cases primarily seek compensation for damages. If no damages occurred, the lawsuit will more than likely be denied.
If you have questions about medical malpractice, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.