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What medical personnel, other than a doctor, can be held liable for medical malpractice in Cleveland, Ohio?

A medical malpractice attorney can help determine liability in a claim. Potential defendants include:

  • pediatricians;
  • pharmacists;
  • physicians;
  • chiropractors;
  • primary care physicians;
  • OB/GYNs and midwives;
  • specialists;
  • surgeons;
  • anesthesiologists;
  • psychiatrists;
  • homeopathic doctors;
  • alternative health care physicians;
  • nurses and physicians’ assistants; and
  • nurse practitioners.

Hospitals, outpatient treatment facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and makers of defective medical devices may also be held responsible for your injury.

In order for you to obtain compensation for medical expenses and other damages, you must be able to show that the party in question:

  • owed you a duty of care;
  • failed to uphold his or her duty; and
  • acted negligently (which in turn, caused your injuries).

If you have questions about filing a medical malpractice claim, 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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