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 of known risks
How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
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 you were injured, and the nature of the injury itself.
The only way to know for sure is to speak with a personal injury attorney about the facts of your case. Even if you think it might be too late, a qualified personal injury attorney can discuss the specifics of your case with you so you can know for sure.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Hospitals and doctors have many resources to defend themselves from medical malpractice claims, but you’re not in this fight alone. The Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help you determine who was at fault for your injury. We have years of experience as trial lawyers, and we’ll stand up to the hospital and doctors who injured you. Call us today at (216) 230 – 6382 or complete a free initial consultation form today.