Medical Malpractice

Is Your Child’s Neurological Dysfunction Due to Prematurity or Negligence? Part 2

by NPHM | September 21st, 2020

Prematurity is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is considered to be a risk factor for cerebral palsy, and cognitive dysfunction. Prematurity can contribute to many of the abnormalities seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Some of the patterns associated with prematurity include: Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension […]

Is your Child’s Neurological Injury due to Congenital Heart Defect or Negligence?

by NPHM | September 4th, 2020

What Are Congenital Heart Defects? Congenital heart defects (CHD), which are the most common form of birth defects, are issues related to one or multiple areas of the cardiac and respiratory system. The causes of congenital heart defects vary to some degree, but all involve issues with fetal development. While some CHDs are relatively benign […]

What Happens After a Doctor Is Accused of Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 31st, 2020

There are few experiences in life as traumatic as seeking treatment for an injury or illness, only to end up in worse health than before due to a healthcare professional’s mistake. We place great trust in the medical providers who oversee and administer our care, and to experience preventable side effects, complications, and injuries due […]

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

by NPHM | August 28th, 2020

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon, causes injury to a patient as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. Common types of medical malpractice include: Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis Improper treatment, such as surgical or medication errors Failure to warn patient […]

Can People Harmed in Clinical Trials Sue for Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 24th, 2020

Yes. People who are harmed in clinical trials can pursue compensation for their injuries, illnesses, and other expenses—but doing so almost always requires the help of an experienced lawyer. That’s because participating in a clinical trial typically involves signing reams of paperwork that absolve the pharmaceutical company and the administering hospital or clinic from many […]

Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 17th, 2020

The answer: it depends. When you visit your doctor, whether it’s due to nagging symptoms you want checked out or because of an emergency health crisis, you expect to be accurately diagnosed so that proper treatment can begin. But medicine is often an inexact science, and even the most experienced and well-educated healthcare providers can […]

What Evidence Do You Need to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

by NPHM | August 10th, 2020

Medical malpractice can result in innocent people suffering serious injuries and illnesses that can affect them for the rest of their lives through accidents or mistakes caused by the medical professionals who are supposed to be treating them. In virtually any other scenario, this would be a no-brainer when it comes to deserving, and getting, […]

What is a Surgical Error?

by NPHM | August 3rd, 2020

Finding out you need surgery to treat an illness or injury is often a scary experience. Although surgery is safer in 2020 than it has ever been, there are still many risks associated with any procedure, whether they’re routine outpatient surgeries or more invasive surgeries that require prolonged stays in the hospital. The outcome that […]

Questions From the Average Joe: Medical Malpractice ll

by NPHM | June 17th, 2020

Q: How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit? A: In Ohio, there is generally a one-year statute of limitations on a medical malpractice lawsuit, but many factors can change exactly how long you have to bring your case. These include issues with when you discovered the injury, your age when […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Medical Malpractice

by NPHM | April 22nd, 2020

We are asked many questions about medical malpractice. Zachary Belcher is our Intake attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and is here to answer those questions. Q: How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit? A: In Ohio, there is generally a one-year statute of limitations on a medical malpractice […]