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Ohio Medical Malpractice: The Three Most Common Surgical Errors

Mellino Law Firm

After an accident or death from a surgical procedure many patients and family members ask, “who can I sue for medical malpractice?” If you believe your surgeon or doctor was to blame, you could file a medical malpractice claim in Ohio for their negligence. An attorney experienced in Ohio malpractice law could look at your case to see if you have grounds for Ohio medical malpractice.

Unfortunately, these types of accidents are not uncommon and there are 3 surgical errors that happen frequently that can cause serious harm.

  • Wrong site surgery – when the doctor misreads the charts a surgery can be performed on the wrong part of the body. This can be seen in patients who were supposed to have a procedure on a right-side body part and it is accidentally performed on left and vice versa.
  • Leaving equipment behind – anything used in a surgery such as a scalpel or sponge could be left inside of a person after a surgery causing infection, pain and even death.
  • Improper sanitary conditions – if an operating room is not sterile or if a doctor does not clean an instrument properly, life-threatening infection can occur.

If any of these situations has happened to you or a loved one, “who can I sue for medical malpractice?” is an appropriate question. Contact us today to see if you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim in Ohio.

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