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Dangerous Drugs, Surgical Errors, and Birth Injuries Account for Many Malpractice Lawsuits

Common examples of medical malpractice include plastic surgery errors, prescription drug-related injuries, birth injuries, and surgical mistakes, such as amputating the wrong limb, removing the wrong kidney, or perforating an organ.

Plastic surgery malpractice cases can be tough to defend unless a surgeon’s negligence caused nerve damage, paralysis, infection, or death. Contact our Cleveland office today to learn whether you have a viable claim against your surgeon.

Prescription drug errors often go unreported by medical staff and unnoticed by patients but can lead to serious injuries or death. Sometimes a mistake may be caught before any damage has been done. For example, if a patient has been given an overdose of blood thinner Coumadin, Vitamin K can be administered to counter adverse side effects. When medicine a doctor prescribed causes harm, however, a malpractice attorney can determine who’s liable: the doctors, his or her staff, a pharmacist, or, in the case of a dangerous or defective drug, the pharmaceutical manufacturer or its marketing company.

Neglect or injury to the mother or child could result in a birth injury, such as:

  • cerebral palsy;
  • brachial plexus;
  • Erb’s palsy;
  • Erb-Duchenne;
  • fetal death;
  • oxygen deprivation-related brain damage; and
  • fractures.
  • Klumpke’s palsy;

Surgical errors encompass:

  • puncturing internal organs;
  • leaving implements inside the patient;
  • operating on the wrong body part; or
  • operating on the wrong patient.
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Can I File a Claim?

If you have questions about a prescription drug-related injury or other medical mistake, 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.

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