The National Academy of Sciences estimates that nearly 98,000 people die each year in the U.S. due to medical mistakes. Thousands of others are injured or permanently disabled. In Columbus, Ohio, our medical malpractice attorneys work hard to stand up for people who have been hurt as the result of negligent or substandard medical procedures.
Medical Malpractice Defined
Medical malpractice lawsuits are difficult in nature because they rely on complex medical situations. There are no guarantees with any medical procedure, but patients do have the right to expect that they will be cared for by providers who are competent and conscientious in following the standards of care. When a medical provider causes harm, injury, or even wrongful death through negligence by failing to take an appropriate step, or because he used substandard medical practices, it is considered medical malpractice. Some examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Childbirth Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Prescription Drug Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Premature Hospital Discharge
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
Medical malpractice laws are there to help patients recover compensation from a medical provider who gives inferior treatment, but providers are only liable if they meet certain legal criteria. In order to be successful in your case, you must be able to prove that your provider deviated from the accepted standards of care that would have been provided by a competent doctor in a similar situation.
To find out if you have the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit, please contact the Law Office of Robert W. Kerpsack today at (614) 766-2000.