Cleveland Medical Errors & Mistakes Lawyers
The medical industry imposes strict standards of care for healthcare practitioners and facilities. Any action or omission that falls outside of these standards could result in irreversible patient injuries or illnesses. If a negligent or reckless healthcare professional causes patient harm through a preventable medical error, he or she has committed medical malpractice. The attorneys at Elk & Elk are here for families in Cleveland who have suffered because of medical mistakes. Contact us to explore your rights during a free consultation.
Why Do Clients Choose Us?
- Our law firm has a combined 50 years of experience successfully representing injured victims. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout Ohio.
- Our lawyers have obtained more than $1 billion in total case results for past clients. Our medical malpractice results include a $10 million verdict for a client with paralysis after a surgical error.
- Our attorneys offer their representation on a contingency fee basis. If your lawyer does not win your case, you will not owe a dime. We believe everyone deserves legal counsel and do not charge fees up front.
When to Call an Attorney
If you or someone close to you has an injury or lifelong disability because of medical malpractice, an attorney can walk you through the steps of a lawsuit or settlement. A lawyer will work closely with your case to prove that the healthcare professional or facility in question is at fault for your injuries. Hiring a lawyer removes the legal burden from your shoulders so you can focus on getting well. A lawyer can typically settle a medical error claim during negotiations. If these fail, however, your lawyer has the power to take your claim to court in pursuit of full financial recovery.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Any physical injury, illness, adverse drug interaction, or worsened health prognosis because of a doctor’s negligence could be grounds for a medical malpractice claim in Ohio. The state’s related laws give patients the right to file a claim when a medical professional or institution injures a patient during the course of treatment through a violation of the standard of care. Violations can take many different forms.
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Diagnosis errors (misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose)
- Failure to warn of known risks
- Medication administration errors
- Poor patient care
- Prescription mistakes
- Surgical mistakes
Victims of medical mistakes can suffer serious and wide-ranging personal injuries. Some of the most common we have encountered at Elk & Elk are brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent paralysis, heart complications, and missed cancer diagnoses. As the victim of a medical mistake in Cleveland, do not take on your case alone. Let an attorney strengthen your odds of securing the compensation you need to move on.
Who Is Liable for Medical Errors?
A medical mistake comes down to the healthcare practitioner responsible for making it. Most hospitals hire doctors as independent contractors, while other staff members such as nurses are employees of the hospital. If an independently contracted physician caused your damages, you can file a claim against the individual practitioner. His or her insurance policy should be able to cover your damages if your claim succeeds. If an employee of the facility or the establishment itself caused your injuries, file a claim against the hospital. You could also have grounds for a case against a medical product or drug manufacturer, depending on the circumstances of your injuries.
Contact Elk & Elk Today
At Elk & Elk, our Cleveland personal injury attorneys dedicate themselves to achieving justice for injured clients. We understand the nuances of medical malpractice law and can help you sort through the complex aspects of your claim. You may be eligible for compensation for all your related past and future expenses. Let us help your family get back on track. Contact us today for a free medical malpractice consultation.