We represented a young woman who experienced an upraised and painful area on her abdomen several months after undergoing a cesarean section delivery of her first child. Testing revealed a large absorption pad had been left in the abdomen during the delivery surgery. The woman underwent another surgery to remove the pad. Her school teaching job was terminated when she was unable to return to work at the conclusion of her maternity leave.

Facing financial and emotional hardship, the woman and her husband hired Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A., at the suggestion of a family member. When initial attempts to settle the matter were unsuccessful, we filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed following a successful private mediation.

Building Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice suits are some of the more difficult cases to try. For this reason, many personal injury attorneys avoid taking medical malpractice cases.

While we at Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. are careful to ensure that the medical malpractice cases we take are solid, we’re not afraid to stand up for our clients who have suffered losses as a result of negligent or otherwise substandard medical practices.

According to a survey conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, it is estimated that about 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical mistakes. Many more than that suffer from debilitating and frequently permanent disability as well.

To understand whether you or a loved one has a case for medical malpractice, it is important to understand how these cases are evaluated. Medical malpractice is a form of negligence, in which a health care provider fails to meet a common standard of care. This does not include every case in which medical care fails, but cases in which the provider fails to take steps that a reasonably competent provider in the same type of practice would take.

These standards of practice may vary significantly among different specialties and different geographic regions; and as such, it is essential that the attorney representing the patient in a medical malpractice case have experience and skills in medical malpractice.

Types of Malpractice Cases We Accept

Our attorneys have filed suit against medical personnel for many types of malpractice, including:

We at Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. have both the skills and experience to bring these cases and prove the elements of a medical malpractice case on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you love has suffered losses as a result of medical malpractice, contact our Columbus, Ohio, law firm by calling (614) 766-2000 or completing the form on this page. We’ll schedule your free, personal consultation to review your case with you in detail.