A Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains Mistakes that Lead to a Claim
Medical malpractice is a broad term. It can refer to negligence, the inability of a doctor to properly care for a patient, patient abandonment or failure to treat a patient; it can also refer to a blatant mistake in diagnosis, care, or treatment.
From expensive medical bills to lost wages, the cost of these mistakes is endless. Filing a claim allows patients to recoup these costs.
Medical malpractice claims typically stem from one of the following reasons:
- incorrect diagnosis;
- surgery errors;
- delayed or late diagnosis;
- birth injuries;
- anesthesia errors;
- medication and prescription drug errors;
- failure to treat patients or patient abandonment;
- improper treatment; and
- failure to warn the patient of side effects or risks.
Ohio’s statute of limitations only allows one year to file a medical malpractice claim. When that window of time closes, you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit against the doctor that injured you.
If you have questions about a potential claim, contact our Cleveland office today for a free consultation.