Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney


Medical Malpractice in the News

A leading healthcare advocacy group has released a study claiming that the United States has a higher rate of medical errors than several other developed countries.

Thirty-four percent of U.S. patients have received the wrong medication, delayed or incorrect test results, mistreatment or a misdiagnosis, according to The Commonwealth Fund. The U.S. rate is significantly higher than New Zealand, Canada, Australia and England. U.S. patients also paid dramatically higher costs than patients from any of the other surveyed countries.

Medical malpractice is one subject receiving plenty of attention from state and federal lawmakers today. Unfortunately, most of that attention is going in favor of the medical establishment, and against those who’ve suffered serious physical harm and wrongful death as a result of poor and incompetent care from medical professionals.
Fueled by the intense and relentless lobbying efforts of insurance companies, legislative agendas designed to limit the liability doctors, nurses, surgeons and other medical professionals face in cases of medical malpractice have been gaining substantial ground during the past ten years. Today, the medical establishment is pushing harder than ever before to make issues like patients’ rights and legal recourse for medical malpractice victims a distant memory. Backed by a sympathetic Republican administration and Congress, they are succeeding in their efforts.

With the rights of medical malpractice victims so clearly under siege, even attorneys are limiting their involvement in medical malpractice cases. Many have closed their doors altogether to medical malpractice victims, refusing to take on their cases and discouraging those who seek quality legal representation for their injuries. Whether they know it or not, by doing this attorneys are contributing to the total victory the medical establishment and their insurance companies are striving for – a “proceed at your own risk” approach to seeking medical care, where responsibility for medical errors is a burden borne solely by the victim – and in most cases, a burden they’ll live with the rest of their lives.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Ohio: Toledo, Bowling Green, Swanton and Findlay

Ohio medical malpractice attorney Chuck Boyk believes this is a raw deal for patients, who have no influence or control over how a medical professional performs. Chuck Boyk will always be here to support the rights of those Ohioans injured through the negligence of medical malpractice. He is an experienced medical malpractice attorney and can quickly help clients determine whether someone has been injured as a result of negligence or misconduct of individuals in the dental, medical, podiatry, psychiatry or other professional health care fields. A death or injury caused by the failure to follow reasonably appropriate or common standards of care or the failure to diagnose a detectable illness may be considered malpractice.

Chuck Boyk regularly represents individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. We’ve helped clients pursue just compensation for a medical professional’s failure to diagnose an illness; anesthesia errors; failure to prevent infection; leaving a medical device implanted after surgery; surgery without informed consent; certain birth injuries and cerebral palsy; late diagnosis resulting in a diminished chance of survival; misdiagnosis of a condition, and even wrongful death. Catastrophic results can and do arise from a medical provider’s failure to:

• Refer patients to an appropriate medical specialist
• Adequately treat an emergency room patient
• Diagnose diseases such as cancer
• Recognize conditions that result in injury to an unborn baby
• Order a biopsy or other exam
• Monitor changes in patient’s condition
• Order necessary lab tests
• Order appropriate radiographic tests
• Adhere to proper standards during surgery
• Prescribe appropriate medication

Not every bad medical result means someone was negligent, but whenever an unforeseen injury, illness or condition results from a visit to a doctor’s office or hospital, a lawyer should be consulted. Chuck Boyk’s experience has made him highly adept at analyzing medical malpractice cases, simplifying complex medical matters and identifying and aggressively pursuing legal remedies still available to Ohioans in Toledo, Swanton, Bowling Green, Findlay and other areas of northwest Ohio.