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Because they are responsible for our health and well-being, doctors are held to a high standard of professionalism at all times. But when doctors make mistakes that are caused by negligence—or failure to exercise reasonable care—it’s considered medical malpractice.
Types of Malpractice
Medical malpractice by a doctor can include:
Doctors are often under pressure to treat several patients in a short amount of time. This pressure can cause them to rush through the diagnosis of injuries or illnesses without properly and thoroughly examining the patients.
- Prescription Medication Errors
One of a doctor’s most important duties is to prescribe medication. Prescription drugs have the power to heal, but they also can cause injury or even kill if they are used incorrectly. It’s the doctor’s responsibility to fully investigate each patient’s medical background and prescribe a proper medication and dosage.
- Birth Injuries
During childbirth, doctors are responsible for making sure the baby is healthy and delivered safely. Improper procedures or failure to act quickly when an issue arises during childbirth can lead to serious and lifelong damage in an infant or mother, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and even death.
If you’re the victim of medical malpractice, it can be difficult to prove that your doctor was negligent while treating you. The Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy have the resources to investigate your claim and uncover any errors or carelessness that may have led to your illness or injury.
Our Ohio medical malpractice attorneys are familiar with medical malpractice laws, and we have experience handling cases like yours. Call us at (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.
Research Your Doctor
Many doctors have their medical practice reviewed on websites by their patients. These resources allow you to see the level of care and attention other patients have received from a particular doctor, and if they are satisfied with their treatment.
You also can utilize the State Medical Board of Ohio to find out if your doctor has faced any malpractice lawsuits in the past. These resources can help you avoid negligent doctors and can help show a history of negligence if you’re a victim of medical malpractice.