You should never have to worry about a case of medical negligence in Columbus that results in you sustaining a serious or life-threatening injury. It is important for all of us to be able to trust our doctors, pharmacists, and surgeons to live up to the standard of care that other healthcare providers have established. However, patients frequently suffer injuries in and around Columbus, Ohio because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, from a family physician’s mistake to a delayed diagnosis from a specialist to a medication error by a pharmacist.
If you or a family member got hurt because your doctor made an error, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. You should get in touch with me as soon as you can to learn more about how I can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve. With years of experience as a Columbus medical malpractice lawyer, I am committed to serving injured patients in Columbus and making their negligent doctors pay. In the meantime, I want to give you some more information about medical malpractice claims in Columbus. The following are the top things you should know about filing a claim.
You Must File Your Claim Quickly
First and most importantly, you only have a limited amount of time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Columbus. Under Ohio law (Ohio Rev. Code Section 2305.113), most medical negligence claims need to be filed within one year from the date of your injury. If you do not file your lawsuit within that time period, Ohio law says that your claim may become time-barred. Get in touch with me as soon as possible to prevent having a time-barred claim.
More Than One Party May be Responsible for Your Injuries
Many medical malpractice claims include more than one defendant. A wide variety of healthcare providers can be responsible for a patient’s injuries, including the physician, surgeon, hospital itself, nurse, lab tech, pharmacist, and even a dentist.
Various Kinds of Medical Mistakes can Occur in a Columbus, OH Healthcare Setting
Many kinds of medical errors lead to successful medical malpractice claims. Common types of medical errors include surgical errors, medication mistakes, diagnostic errors, healthcare record errors, and birth injury mistakes.
You Can Seek a Variety of Damages for Your Losses
Depending upon your specific losses, you may be able to seek a variety of damages in your claim. In general, you can seek compensation for economic losses (like hospital bills and medication costs) as well as non-economic damages (like pain and suffering). However, Ohio caps non-economic damages at $250,000 or three times the amount of economic damages.
Not All Medical Injuries in Columbus Mean Medical Malpractice Occurred
Just because you suffered an injury after having surgery or visiting a doctor’s office, the mere fact of the injury does not necessarily mean someone committed malpractice. Let me assess your case to help you determine whether you have a medical negligence claim.
Contact Me to Find Out About Filing a Medical Negligence Lawsuit
Do not let a negligent healthcare provider get away with harming you. If you were injured because of a doctor’s mistake or another healthcare provider’s error, I want to do everything I can to help you seek financial compensation for your losses. With years of experience serving clients in Ohio in many types of personal injury claims, I want you to know that I am committed to this: I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me at 877.944.4373 today for more information about how I can help with your Columbus medical malpractice lawsuit.