Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Ohio
Medical malpractice is defined as negligent behavior by a doctor, hospital staff or other healthcare professional. There are many different forms of malpractice of the medical type in Ohio and the implications can be serious, even deadly. Many patients who were injured in this way, nearly 80,000 each year, choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in hopes of receiving medical malpractice compensation for their damages.
Medical settlements can also serve as a way to hold the physician or other healthcare worker accountable for their actions.
Examples of Malpractice in Medical Ohio Facilities
There are many different errors that can occur in a medical setting that can hurt or injure a patient. The most commonly seen acts of negligence include:
- misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a disease or condition;
- wrong site surgery;
- wrong medication or overmedication;
- left behind surgical instruments;
- failure to provide adequate follow-up care; and
- child birth and/or labor complications.
If you believe that you qualify for medical malpractice compensation, contact us as soon as possible to begin the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical settlements can be complex and time consuming so it is important to have the right legal counsel on your side.