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How Is Medical Malpractice Defined in Ohio?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider injures a patient. An experienced trial lawyer who specializes in your type of injury can help determine whether you have a claim worth pursuing.

Injuries resulting from medical mistakes and negligence can be serious and even fatal. Lawsuits are often filed due to:

  • failure to diagnose cancer or another illness;
  • prescription mistakes, such as giving someone the wrong drug or the wrong dosage;
  • surgical errors, such as leaving something inside a patient, operating on the wrong side of the body, etc.; and
  • failure to monitor a patient.
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Medical errors can be caused by anything, including doctor fatigue, an understaffed operating room, miscommunication among hospital staff, failure to follow policies, faulty equipment, inexperience, or rushing through a procedure.

If medical malpractice causes disfigurement, disability, further surgery, or death, Ohio law says the patient is entitled to pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages. Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have about an injury, a claim, or the state’s statute of limitations. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.

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