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Medical Malpractice

We hold medical professionals accountable.

When you’re sick or hurt you’re vulnerable, and you trust medical providers to take care of you. But a single mistake can change your life forever. When medical providers fail to meet professional standards, we’ll make sure they’re held responsible.

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The cause of death hospitals and doctors  don’t want you to know about.

 

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins University. The study estimates that more than 250,000 people die every year because of medical mistakes.

And that figure might be low. Another study, published in the Journal of Patient Safety, put the number much higher, at more than 400,000 per year.

The only way to know if you or your loved one has been the victim of a medical error is to contact an attorney and get an appropriate medical expert involved to review your case. It’s vitally important to do this right away because many states, including Ohio, limit the time to file medical malpractice claims to as short as one year.

We prove malpractice by hiring the top experts in the world.

Medical malpractice cases require an understanding of complex medical issues and are among the most difficult and expensive cases to undertake.  To win the case, it’s necessary to hire experts to prove that the medical provider violated the standard of care.  It’s also necessary to prove that the patient’s harm was due to the doctor’s error and not some other reason. This means that success in medical malpractice cases depends heavily on the lawyer’s ability to hire world-class experts.

We know how to assemble the best team to prosecute your case efficiently and effectively.  Over the years, we have developed relationships with the leading medical experts in a vast number of specialty fields.  As you might expect, top-notch experts are expensive, because their time and knowledge is valuable, and in many cases we invest more than $100,000 in expenses.

We understand that medical malpractice occurs in many ways.

We help patients and their families recover from preventable medical errors in the following types of malpractice cases:

Emergency Department errors, including

  • failure to recognize and treat heart attacks
  • failure to recognize and treat ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes
  • failure to identify infection, including bacteremia or sepsis
  • failure to identify perforations or ruptured aneurysms
  • failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests
  • failure to consult with other specialists
  • failure to administer necessary emergency treatment

Hospital errors, including

  • the presence of unsterile equipment and other unsanitary conditions resulting in hospital acquired infections
  • inadequate or out of date policies
  • negligent hiring or credentialing
  • inadequate training of nurses or other staff

Surgical errors, including errors that result in:

  • brain injury due to hypoxia or ischemia
  • spinal cord or nerve injuries
  • unnecessary amputations
  • wrong-site surgery
  • bowel or bladder perforations

Pharmacy or hospital dispensary errors, such as

  • filling the wrong prescription or mixing the wrong medication
  • overdose or inadequate doses of medication due to error in reading the physician’s instructions
  • administration of contraindicated medications, resulting in a serious or fatal allergic reaction or drug interaction
  • not having the proper medications available in an emergency setting
  • not having reversal agents for sedatives on hand

Other malpractice cases

  • Diagnostic and treatment errors, including failure to diagnose strokes and failure to treat them by timely administering tPA or performing a thrombectomy
  • Birth injuries caused by failure to properly attend to labor and delivery, including failure to timely perform a cesarean section to protect the baby and mother, or failure to recognize and respond to dystocia
  • Failure to diagnose infections, such as staph infections, bacteremia or sepsis
  • Radiology errors, such as misreading images or failing to properly alert physicians of critical, urgent or unexpected findings
  • Anesthesia errors
OUR RESULTS

We have the experience it takes and it shows in our results.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman whose doctor failed to treat her stroke.

$625,000 Settlement

for injuries to a patient caused by inattentive nurses.

$565,000 Settlement

for failure to properly diagnose and treat a patient following coronary bypass surgery.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a woman who died after an ER doctor and hospital failed to treat her stroke.

$2,607,000 Jury Verdict

for the family of a patient whose doctor failed to provide proper care for her at Mount Carmel.

$950,000 Jury Verdict

against a surgeon who botched a shoulder surgery, severing and failing to repair the spinal accessory nerve.

Confidential Settlement

for a patient whose doctor's negligence led to a pressure ulcer and amputation.

Confidential Settlement

for patient whose dentist failed to timely diagnose and treat a tumor.

$1,100,000 Settlement

for shoulder dystocia injury at birth due to the obstetrician's negligence.

$850,000 Settlement

for the family of a woman who a hospital negligently failed to resuscitate.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

We know the three keys to success in medical malpractice cases.

Timing.

Usually, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within one year after the doctor's error is discovered (or should have been discovered), or from the date the doctor/patient relationship ends, whichever comes later. When the amount of time it takes to gather medical records and consult with experts is factored in, medical malpractice attorneys must act quickly to meet the filing deadline.

High-quality experts.

Before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed, an expert must review the available records and swear under oath that the medical provider violated the standard of care. We find world-class experts in the right medical specialties to review the records and to help the jury understand where the medical providers went wrong.

Experienced, knowledgeable attorneys.

Medical malpractice cases are complex and can be tough to prove. You need experienced attorneys who understand the law and study the medicine, and who will dedicate themselves to your case.

Our Process

What to expect when working with us.

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We gather all the necessary information and begin evaluating.

  • 02

    Evaluation.

    Using the information, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchange of information and documents, and testimony under oath.

  • 05

    Mediation.

    Oftentimes the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral third-party to help bring the sides together.

  • 06

    Trial.

    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

Has your doctor let you down?

The first step in the process is an initial conversation. Call us or leave us some information below, and our team will contact you quickly to gather more information.

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