You trusted the doctor, clinic or the hospital where you had a procedure performed. Yet, something went terribly wrong during or after it, and you’ve suffered injuries that have affected your quality of life. Even though this situation affects many people in Ohio, some are reluctant to press a medical malpractice lawsuit and may even feel guilty about it. However, filing a malpractice suit is often essential for holding medical professionals accountable
Medical malpractice involves negligence
If you or a loved one have suffered a life-changing event due to the negligent actions of one or more medical professionals, that’s an act of medical malpractice. If you feel hesitant, think about the following. If you performed a negligent act that resulted in the injury, wouldn’t that person sue you? Of course, they would, so why wouldn’t you do the same? Negligent actions by medical professionals could affect your life for months or even years to come.
Medical errors are increasing
Each year, an estimated 250,000 to 400,000 people die annually from medical errors. Many more suffer life-changing injuries. With the number of medical specialties and personnel involved in your care, the chance for mistakes increases.
The reasons behind negligence are myriad and can include:
- Not paying attention to detail
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Medication and blood incompatibilities
- Not checking and rechecking instructions or contraindications
- Personnel were stressed or in a hurry
- Insufficient medical staff
Medical malpractices encompasses many severe problems
Medical errors can be complex and may involve more than one individual or medical organization. Nevertheless, your health is a precious commodity, so when medical professionals don’t meet a rigorous standard of care, they are guilty of medical malpractice. The errors that may have occurred can trap you into ever-mounting medical bills with no end in sight. Why should you feel guilty about making someone else pay for mistakes that will affect your quality of life?
If you or a loved one have been injured by negligence by one or more medical professionals, you can file a lawsuit requesting compensation for your injuries. You can use that money to pay for ongoing medical expenses, living expenses, loss of wages, and similar expenses.