Columbus Medical Errors & Mistake Lawyer
Medical errors could make it impossible for a patient to receive proper care. Negligence, careless mistakes, and malpractice can interfere with a patient’s treatment plan and cause serious or fatal complications. If you suffered life-changing injuries or lost a loved one in what should have been a standard procedure or because of another form of medical malpractice, contact Elk & Elk. Our Columbus medical error attorneys can review your claim, find any available evidence of medical mistakes, and help you fight for full compensation.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- We have recovered over $1 billion for past clients, including millions of dollars in medical malpractice settlements and judgments.
- We have provided high-quality legal representation to injured victims throughout Ohio for more than five decades.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis for medical malpractice claims. We will not charge anything unless we win the case.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Errors that a reasonable and prudent healthcare practitioner would not have made under similar circumstances constitute medical malpractice. If you believe you have a case of malpractice, it is critical to hire an attorney. A lawyer can help you fight back against a major healthcare center such as OhioHealth, Mount Carmel, or the Ohio State University Medical Center. Hiring a law firm will give you the power to fight for fair compensation rather than settling for less than the real value of your claim.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Elk & Elk represents clients in many different types of medical malpractice cases. We have won positive results for many past clients, including a $10 million award for a patient who suffered paralysis because of negligence during surgery. Our lawyers have experience handling cases involving a wide range of medical errors in Ohio.
- Delayed diagnosis
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries (and cerebral palsy)
- Lack of proper patient care
- Lack of informed consent to a procedure
- Dangerous drugs and devices
- Nursing home medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
Whether you know what type of malpractice caused you or a loved one’s damages or need our law firm to investigate the case, we can help. Elk & Elk cares about wronged patients in Columbus. We will use our resources and full personnel to advocate for your rights.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Four basic requirements exist to have a successful medical malpractice claim in Columbus. First, your personal injury lawyer must prove that a patient-doctor relationship existed at the time of the alleged medical mistake. Second, your lawyer must demonstrate proof of the doctor’s negligence. Your lawyer will need to show that the defendant caused you harm in a way that a competent medical professional would not have in similar circumstances. Third, your lawyer will need to establish a causal link between the doctor’s negligence and your injuries. Fourth, your lawyer must provide documentation of your damages, such as medical records and hospital bills.
You or your loved one must have suffered specific damages because of the medical mistake to have grounds for a claim. These may include physical injuries, pain and suffering, mental anguish, additional medical bills, or lost income. The value of your case will depend on many different factors, including the age of the patient and the severity of the injuries. Permanent injuries, such as those to the brain or spinal cord, typically result in the highest compensation awards. Working with an attorney can help you maximize your case outcome.
Call (800) ELK-OHIO Today
A medical malpractice claim may not be able to take back what happened to you, but it can provide the financial support you need to move on. At Elk & Elk, we provide support every way we can throughout the claims process. We will work closely with your family to identify your goals and answer your questions. We will then customize a legal strategy according to your exact needs. Start your case with a free, no obligation consultation at our Columbus office. We can also make home or hospital visits, if necessary. Schedule yours today.