Cleveland medical malpractice attorney serving Columbus, Cuyahoga County and Ohio
We trust doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals who care for us when we’re sick. We have faith they will provide the highest level of care and meet or exceed the standards established by the medical community at large.
Unfortunately, some physicians fail to follow standard procedures, resulting in serious personal injuries or worse. Mistakes made by medical professionals can have dire consequences. In some cases, medical errors can result in lifelong medical problems that require constant care and permanently affect a person’s ability to live a normal life.
Whatever type of medical negligence you’re dealing with, contact our experienced Ohio medical malpractice law firm. Our attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC, have years of experience dealing with such complicated cases throughout Ohio.
In one wrongful death case involving medical negligence, we obtained a $3.2 million settlement (John Doe v. ABC Hospital and physicians*). The plaintiff went to the emergency room after suffering stomach pains. Two days later, the treating surgeon recommended gall bladder surgery. However, after he underwent the procedure, he suffered a hypoxic injury, which left him in a comatose state. He was not a candidate for a surgical procedure because of other health concerns.
* co-counsel: The Keenan Law Firm
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term often used in the legal field to describe the negligent or reckless behavior of a health care professional or corporation. In particular, this term often describes the actions – or inactions – of a doctor, surgeon or another medical professional which result in the injury or death of a patient.
If a loved one dies due to mistakes made by a medical professional, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. However, all medical malpractice cases can be extremely difficult to prove from a legal standpoint. That’s because many physicians insist they did everything possible to prevent such injuries or the death of a patient from occurring.
With so much at stake, you need an experienced legal team that understands medical malpractice cases and knows how to win complicated cases. At our law firm, we know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to transform that information and evidence into a strong legal argument.
Why do medical malpractice cases happen?
There are many reasons why mistakes or errors occur in an emergency room, a doctor’s office or on a surgeon’s operating table. Common causes of medical malpractice cases include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Delay of treatment
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Prescription misfills
How to reach a medical malpractice attorney in Ohio
If you believe you or a loved one have a legitimate medical malpractice case, don’t try to take on large hospitals, doctors or their insurance companies and teams of attorneys on your own. Make sure you give your case the attention it rightfully deserves. Make sure you contact us.
We have years of experience investigating some of the most complex cases in Ohio and know what needs to be done to build a strong legal argument. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. In case after case, we consistently obtain sizable verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice.