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1. What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider is negligent or careless—and fails to provide an acceptable standard of care—which results in a patient’s injury or death. Proving negligence can be difficult. There must be a clear breach of duty that directly affected a patient’s health for a mistake to be considered medical malpractice.
An Ohio medical malpractice lawyer from Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help you prove if negligence contributed to your injury or illness.
2. Who is responsible for medical malpractice?
To determine who is at fault in a medical malpractice case, we must investigate the details of your case first. There are many possible defendants in malpractice claims, including the doctors, nurses, surgeons, or even the hospital where you were treated. Our investigators will help you find out when and where negligence took place during your treatment.
3. What are examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Any negligent error by a healthcare professional that causes injury or death can be considered medical malpractice. Common examples of medical malpractice include:
- failing to treat illness or injury in a timely manner,
- prescribing the wrong medication or dosage,
- leaving surgical tools inside a patient’s body,
- operating on the wrong body part,
- and administering improper delivery procedures during childbirth.
4. How do I know if I’m a victim of medical malpractice?
If you’ve been injured or have become ill after visiting a doctor’s office or hospital, you may be a victim of medical malpractice.
Because symptoms of some types of medical malpractice may take time to develop, it’s important to monitor your health closely after receiving medical care. Strange illnesses or pain in the weeks and months following medical treatment can sometimes be signs of medical malpractice.
If you suspect you’re a victim of medical malpractice, the Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Nurenberg Paris can investigate your claim. We have years of experience helping innocent victims just like you. Call us at (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.
5. How can I prove medical malpractice?
In medical malpractice cases, the burden of proof is on you. The best way to prove a healthcare provider was negligent is to show there was a failure to act according to established medical procedures causing injury or suffering.
Proving who was at fault in medical malpractice cases can be difficult and requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney. At Nurenberg Paris, we have a team of investigators who can research your claim and help you get compensation to cover the cost of your injuries.