When we seek treatment at hospitals and other medical facilities, we are entrusting those doctors and healthcare professionals with one of things that is most dear to us: our health. The doctor-patient relationship is considered almost sacred and we expect our health care providers to diagnose, treat, and heal us. Most medical professional fulfill these responsibilities with care and compassion. Doctors, however, are not above making errors and at least 100,000 Americans die each year from mistakes in hospitals. Because no one expects to be injured while seeking care, medical malpractice victims can feel very confused about their options and unsure of where to turn.
Medical mistakes can have devastating and life-changing consequences. If you were injured due to a medical error, you likely have questions about who is liable and what you should do next. Ohio laws allow medical malpractice victims options to resolve these issues and working with a medical malpractice attorney can get you compensation you deserve.
When Doctor Negligence Causes an Injury in Ohio
Our attorneys at Chester Law Group Co. LPA help victims and their families when medical malpractice and preventable medical errors occur. In order to resolve a claim and recover damages on your behalf, we must prove that the provider in question caused you undue harm as a result of acting outside of the accepted medical standard of care. Our firm has handled cases specifically involving:
- Birth injuries sustained during pregnancy or birthing;
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose by doctors and other medical professionals;
- Medication errors;
- Botched surgeries; and
- Emergency room mistakes.
We Can Help You Overcome Challenges in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are amongst the most difficult for plaintiffs to successfully pursue for various reasons. Before even being allowed to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, a written opinion from a doctor stating that medical malpractice occurred must be obtained. There likely will be many other obstacles to overcome even after a legal complaint has been filed. Negotiated settlements are the preferred option in most cases because going to trial tends to be risky, with jurors typically being sympathetic towards doctors.
Regardless of the strength of the plaintiff’s evidence, insurance companies will frequently offer unfair settlements. If this is the case, our attorneys will not hesitate to advocate for our clients in the courtroom. We will work tirelessly to do whatever it takes to obtain a just result.
These challenges are in no way meant to dissuade you from filing a claim, but rather to prepare you for what to expect. If you have been seriously injured due to medical malpractice or negligence, our lawyers will be your greatest ally and see to that you are fairly compensated. We only accept cases we truly believe in and when you work with us, you can expect us to do everything in our power to ensure a successful outcome. Medical malpractices cases are difficult, but we will guide you through the process and alleviate as much of the stress as possible.
Contact Our Law Firm to Learn More About Your Injury and Medical Malpractice
If you want to learn more about medical malpractice laws and whether or not we believe that you have a case and the types and amount of damages you may be able to recover, do not wait to call us. You can contact our personal injury law offices today by visiting us online or calling us at 800-218-4243 now.