Many of us visit healthcare facilities to get proper medical diagnosis and treatment. But sometimes healthcare professionals make mistakes that can result in further injury, this is called medical malpractice. The United States law protects you from medical malpractice and gives you the right to file a complaint to claim compensation for you injuries. Any act that a healthcare provided that is below the acceptable medical standards can be deemed as malpractice.
Medical malpractice is a vast legal term and can be applied to any individual or institution that is responsible for your healthcare. The most important part of medical malpractice cases is proving fault. In majority cases, doctors face consequences, but other entities like healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical companies might also be charged with malpractice. If you are going through medical treatment, you must realize that doctors are not the only people you can sue for medical malpractice.
It is impossible for doctors to fix all medical issues, but there should be a reasonable expectation that they will work to the best of their abilities. Doctors must show professionalism because other people's lives and well-being depends on it. If a physician does not meet the required standard of care, you have the right to file a medical malpractice suit against them. You might be able to receive compensation and punitive damages for your loss.
We visit doctors to address a medical problem and feel better. Some medical problems require invasive surgery, which can be risky. Not all surgeries are successful, and some might go horribly wrong. Sometimes doctors make vital errors that lead to the patient's condition worsening. Surgical errors may lead to lawsuits against the doctors and medical facility, as patients have the right to sue. You may receive compensation for several different types of surgical errors.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are legal actions that encompass a great number of injuries resulting from medical negligence. Occasionally, these lawsuits can be against an individual provider or nurse, or an entire facility and its staff. Any injury or loss resulting from medical care can be grounds to file a medical malpractice action. This includes injuries or loss suffered by a child or mother before, during, and after labor and delivery.
Nursing home abuse and neglect has received quite a bit of attention over the last several years. Unfortunately, even with awareness being raised and resources to help, nursing home abuse and neglect continue to be a serious problem. For families that suspect a loved one has been neglected or abused, there is no telling which is worse; knowing that their loved one was harmed by the very facility responsible for their care, or that there is no telling how long it has been going on. Fortunately, for victims of nursing home negligence and their families there are ways to hold nursing homes responsible for these heinous cases of abuse.
We live in a world where there is a pill for everything. That being said, it should come as no surprise that many pharmaceuticals come with extensive lists of side effects. Occasionally, these potential side effects produce very real health concerns. When a prescribed pharmaceutical causes significant injury or loss to a patient, they may be surprised to find out that it's not the pharmaceutical company that may be held responsible.
When people get sick or suffer an injury, they understand that their symptoms or pains may actually increase or cause other correlated issues. What they do not expect and should never accept is for their doctors or medical teams to actually make matters worse. Especially if this was caused by negligence.
If you or someone you love suffered unnecessarily due to a doctor error, you have legal options under Ohio law. Doctor errors are often cited in medical malpractice suits in the state, along with errors made by other medical professionals, such as nurses and pharmacists. At the law firm of Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we have years of experience helping victims of doctor errors pursue compensation via medical malpractice suits, and we can help you as well.
It would be comedic if it weren't so terrifying, especially knowing it could happen to you, or your child or your mother. Or maybe it did happen to you, or your child or your mother. You trusted your doctor and a medical team with the only life you have and the most important thing you have, your health. Once either of those goes, you go too. So what happens when the importance of that responsibility becomes routine and loses the depth of its importance?