Open Accessibility Menu

What Is Medical Malpractice and What Are Some Examples?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider or a medical facility injures a patient under his/her/its care.

A healthcare professional can include a:

  • nurse;
  • doctor;
  • surgeon;
  • pharmacist;
  • anesthesiologist; and
  • any other type of professional who works in the medical field.

A healthcare facility could include a hospital, clinic, or pharmacy.

In order to prove negligence, the plaintiff must show that the doctor or facility deviated from the standard of care another doctor or facility would have demonstrated.

Some examples of malpractice include:

  • IV errors;
  • misdiagnosing a medical condition;
  • leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient;
  • giving the wrong medication; and
  • failing to monitor a patient.

Read What Are the Most Common Malpractice Lawsuits

If you have questions about medical malpractice, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office. We offer specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial skills, superior negotiating talent, and, most importantly, a track record of results. To learn more, request our free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.

Our Clients Love Us

  • I couldn’t be happier with my experience at the Mellino Law Firm. Everyone in the office took great care of us and went above and beyond.

    - Floyd L.

  • I truly was amazed to watch you work at trial. It was a work of art and I was thankful that you were on my side.

    - Milt M.

  • Your kindness, understanding, and immense compassion truly helped our family get through this terrible event. Your willingness to know each of us in a personal way created a warm, pleasant environment. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    - The W Family

  • My family and I were very pleased to be represented by Mellino Law. They are extremely professional, experienced and conscientious. But, most of all, the entire staff is very caring & compassionate.

    - Jewell Renee S.

  • You were always available to answer any concerns that we had. During the trial, your expertise, knowledge, and professionalism made you stand out in our eyes as “the best” lawyer out there.

    - Rita and Rich R.

  • Mr. Mellino and his staff are very responsive, have a wealth of knowledge, exceptional analytical capabilities, and excellent communications skills.

    - Briggette S.

View All

Why Choose The Mellino Law Firm

  • Tens of millions of dollars recovered
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Free Case Evaluations
  • Successful Results Against Many HealthCare Systems Including University Hospital & Cleveland Clinic
  • Recognized by multiple peer review organizations as one of the best law firms in the country

Contact Us Today

    • Please enter your first name.
    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
We value your privacy and will get back to you within 24 hours.