After you visit a healthcare provider because of a problem and things do not get better, or when you go to the doctor for a routine visit and suffer an injury, you might be wondering if you have a valid medical malpractice claim. It can be incredibly difficult to know whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim without having a lawyer assess your case since signs of malpractice can vary.
An injury alone does not necessarily mean that your doctor was negligent. The following are some questions you can ask yourself to help determine whether you have a valid claim. However, these questions are just to get you started. You should get in touch with a lawyer who can assess the specific facts of your case, and I can help with this today.
Did You Suffer an Injury?
The first question you should be asking yourself is whether you suffered an injury or a harm. You can consider injury or harm somewhat broadly—it might mean that you suffered a serious infection after surgery, or that a disease you have worsened significantly because your doctor failed to properly diagnose it when you went in for an evaluation. You must have suffered some type of injury or harm in order to have a medical malpractice case.
Did the Procedure or Treatment Come with Known Risks?
If you suffered an injury after having a procedure done, you may have a medical malpractice case, but an injury alone is not necessarily indicative of a healthcare provider’s malpractice or negligence.
If you had a procedure that had known risks and you agreed to take those risks by having the procedure done, your doctor might not be responsible for your injury. I can help you to determine the difference by taking a close look at the specific facts of your case.
How Much Time Has Passed Since Your Injury?
Under Ohio law, you cannot have a valid medical malpractice claim if the clock on the statute of limitations has run out. For most Columbus, OH medical malpractice lawsuits, you must file your claim within one year from the date that the “cause of action accrued.”
What this means is that you will need to file your lawsuit within a year from the date that you suffered the harm, your claim can be time-barred by Ohio law. Make sure you get in touch with me as soon as possible so that the clock does not prevent you from being eligible for compensation after a medical negligence injury.
Call Me for Assistance with Your Medical Negligence Case
Do you have questions about whether you have a valid medical malpractice case? If you suffered an injury after visiting a doctor or another healthcare provider, it is extremely important to have an experienced Columbus medical malpractice attorney assess your case.
It can be incredibly difficult to determine whether you have a valid claim on your own. I can help by evaluating the particular facts of your case and discussing your options with you for seeking financial compensation. When it comes to negligent healthcare providers, I will work tirelessly to help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me today 877.944.4373 to discuss your case.