Medical Malpractice: What Are The Causes?

When it comes to medical malpractice, cases are not usually cut and dry, which is why having an experienced medical malpractice attorney representing you is so important. There are often several factors that play into medical care that is considered to be negligent.

An example of a clear-cut case of medical malpractice is if an individual goes in for a knee replacement for their left leg, but instead they are given a right knee replacement. This is an obvious case of medical malpractice as it is easy to see that a mistake was made.

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Most medical malpractice cases involve more questions in terms of whether there was negligence that occurred. An example of a medical malpractice case and the questions involved include the below:

A senior citizen is in the hospital for a hernia repair, which is a surgery that is routine and the doctor has had extensive experience with surgeries just like it. However, the patient ends up suffering from severe complications while in surgery and ends up dying after the large intestine is cut. Some of the questions that arise from such a situation include:

  • Is complications with the intestines a known risk for those undergoing hernia repair?
  • Should the intestine have been cut in the first place – was the surgeon negligent?
  • Could the surgical equipment used be defective, lending to the complications that occurred?
  • Are there other factors that could have caused the patient’s complications and resulting death?

Medical Malpractice: Legal Options

As explained above, medical malpractice cases can be very confusing. It is often difficult to get the answers that are needed to the questions surrounding your loved one’s death.

In order to receive the answers that you need about your loved one, it is very important to contact a medical malpractice attorney who can evaluation your case. Since there are numerous questions that should be answered regarding the medical care that was received, a medical malpractice attorney has the knowledge and experience to go through the legal process on behalf of your family.

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Some people believe that there is a stigma against those who file medical malpractice claims. Our law office works to disprove that stigma. We also feel that it is wrong that the country’s “tort law” is biased toward many medical providers and helps them to escape liability after malpractice occurs.

We do not want legitimate victims of medical malpractice to allow a stigma surrounding the subject to prevent them from seeking the justice and compensation that is deserved. If you or your loved one has suffered from medical malpractice in Ohio, call our attorneys at 800.637.8170. You will have the opportunity to speak directly to an attorney about your case, as well as receive a free case evaluation. We also recommend requesting a free copy of The Ohio Medical Malpractice Book when calling into our office, or order your copy online.