Hospital Negligence

When you require medical treatment in a hospital, it is reasonable to expect that the hospital will provide you with competent, professional care. Indeed, all hospitals are legally and ethically obligated to meet the standard of care at all times and for all patients. When hospitals fail in this obligation, whether by negligent intentional act, they may be guilty of negligence. Our lawyers believe that the bond of trust between patient and hospital is a sacred one, and that when it is violated, the responsible parties should be made to answer.

Our firm has successfully handled a number of claims relating to the failure to appropriately monitor patients after surgery, evaluate and/or prevent patients from falling, or prevent the development bed sores and decubitus ulcers.

The results of a hospital’s negligence are often dire, including severe injury, permanent disability, and wrongful death. The lawyers at the law firm of Perantinides & Nolan, Co., L.P.A., have helped many victims and their families recover compensation for these injuries, most of which involve significant long-term expense and suffering. If you have been injured due to a hospital’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, mental anguish, and other losses and damages. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one due to a hospital’s negligence, you may also be entitled under Ohio law to make a claim for your losses of your loved one’s future support, love, and companionship as part of a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers are honored to evaluate the specific details of our clients’ cases and to answer any questions they may have in a compassionate, honest manner.

Hospitals are responsible for all aspects of the care they provide. They must take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their patients and the adequacy of their services, including proper maintenance of equipment and facilities. If they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, you may have grounds for a negligence lawsuit. Please contact our lawyers if you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule an initial legal consultation.

Some Specific Types Of Injuries From Medical Negligence We Handle

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Bed and pressure sores
  • Birth injury and birth trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Late cancer diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Failure to diagnose heart disease or stroke
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient post-operatively who is receiving pain medications
  • Failure to properly interpret fetal heart tracings
  • Failure to properly interpret X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, labs, pathology slides and other test results
  • Foreign objects left behind in surgeries, such as sponges, needles, gauze or other medical equipment and supplies
  • Gynecological negligence
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Drug overdose cases
  • Nursing negligence
  • Obstetric negligence
  • Orthopedic negligence
  • Pediatric negligence
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Still birth
  • Surgical negligence

Next Steps

In Ohio, as in all states, medical malpractice cases are governed by legal time limits. Our medical malpractice attorneys can inform you of these limits and help you to take appropriate action before they expire. Please contact Perantinides & Nolan, Co., L.P.A., for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case.