Medical Errors

Were you injured due to a medical error?

In the United States, medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The study estimates that medical errors are the cause of over 250,000 deaths per year, or nearly 700 each day. Based on the calculations, medical error ranks among the nation’s top three causes of death with cancer and heart disease.

Delivering the highest-quality legal representation to people throughout Ohio

If you were injured or a loved one died after a medical error, the attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., can help. With more than 50 years of experience and a team of legal and medical professionals, we deliver the highest-quality legal representation to people who have suffered from medical errors.

For more information on our firm or to schedule your free consultation, contact us online. We have can vigorously protect your rights without charging any fees upfront.

Types of medical errors

Whether you need to see a doctor for a routine visit or for emergency surgery, we expect doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to care for us and our families. Unfortunately, when mistakes are made in a health care setting, they can have devastating effects.

At Elk & Elk, we assist people who have suffered injuries from:

Medical errors are commonly the result of:

  • Breakdowns in communication
  • Medication and diagnostic errors
  • Poor judgement
  • Lack of skill

These actions, or combinations of these actions, become medical errors when they result in the harm or death of a patient. They can occur at the individual or system level. If you have received substandard health care, make sure that you have an attorney willing to protect your rights and the interests of your family.

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For a free consultatoin to discuss your legal options, call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).

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