We live in a society in which credentials carry considerable weight when it comes to persuasion. Nowhere is this more true than with the medical profession.
Few people have the intelligence and the drive to put themselves through the years of education and training to become a physician. The reward for those who complete the process is an almost automatic deference to their expertise when it comes to diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses. Most people would no sooner question their doctor’s judgment with respect to their health care than they would a nuclear engineer when it comes to operating a reactor.
But although years of education, training, internships and work experience can give a health care professional expertise, they do not confer infallibility. Your doctor, your surgeon, your pharmacist and everyone else with whom you interact when you receive medical care is a human being, and on occasion, humans make negligent mistakes. With medical professionals the distinction is that the consequences of their mistakes can be life-changing or even life-ending.
When this happens, the law allows you to recover for medical malpractice. But the doctor or other medical professional who caused you harm can be a hard target. He or she will likely have medical malpractice insurance, and the insurer will be able to pay for attorneys to zealously defend the doctor’s actions no matter how irresponsible or negligent they may have been. You will need to get past that defense.
Fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. A law firm with a century and a half of combined attorney experience helping victims of Ohio medical malpractice can level the field for you in negotiating a just settlement or, if need be, proving your case in court.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we are that law firm. We are not overawed by credentials or intimidated by defense lawyers. We know this state’s medical malpractice law and how to apply it to your unique circumstances to realize the compensation you deserve for the harm that has been done to you.
There is a saying in the military, “No one wants to fight, but someone has to know how.” We know how to fight for you. Find out more about how we can help by scheduling a free consultation with one of our attorneys.