Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney
A recent study on medical errors in the U.S. was published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In it, researchers estimate that medical errors may cause as many as 251,000 deaths a year nationwide. This makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the country – an alarming fact that requires the attention of a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer if someone you love suffered at the hands of a medical professional.
Dodosh Law Offices is located by Crocker Park and accepts cases throughout the area, including Cleveland, Westlake, Independence; and throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties. Contact the firm today for a consultation.
How Do Medical Errors Cause Injury to Patients?
A total of $4,396,505,050 was paid out for medical malpractice claims in 2019, as stated by Diederich Healthcare in its 2020 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis. These payments are classified according to type of medical error and severity of outcome as follows.
Type of Medical Error
- Diagnosis (34%)
- Surgery (22%)
- Treatment (21%)
- Obstetrics (10%)
- Medication (4%)
- Anesthesia (4%)
- Other (6%)
Severity of Outcome
- Death (28%)
- Significant permanent injury (21%)
- Major permanent injury (20%)
- Quadriplegic, brain damage, lifelong care (13%)
- Minor permanent injury (7%)
- Major temporary injury (7%)
- Other (4%)
Recovering Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Ohio
A patient injured by medical negligence can seek compensation in a medical malpractice claim. Proving medical malpractice can be challenging. These cases involve complex medical and legal issues. To win, you must prove every element of your case by a preponderance of the evidence, meaning it is more likely than not to have happened.
Under state law, any medical malpractice lawsuit filed in court must be accompanied by an Affidavit of Merit from an expert witness, essentially stating that you have a valid claim. Expert witnesses are usually licensed healthcare providers. Your best chance of recovering full compensation is to hire an experienced Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer to handle your claim.
If you have suffered at the hands of medical malpractice, contact Dodosh Law Offices at (440) 298-2344 for the skilled legal assistance you need. The firm can provide experienced and dedicated representation as they work to obtain the largest possible settlement.
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