Everyone makes mistakes. However, when a doctor or nurse or other health care provider makes a mistake, and does not adhere to the required standard of care, the results can be devastating. Thankfully, Ohio law steps in to help victims and their families. Medical malpractice lawyers, unfortunately, have seen horrific and irreversible results from the most minor of health care decisions or medical procedures – consequences that may or may not be immediately identified. You don’t always know there’s been a medical mistake at the time that it happens.
Under medical malpractice law, medical errors legally become medical negligence, or malpractice, when the error is below the “accepted standard of care” in the community where the doctor, or other provider, is located.
Medical negligence, or malpractice, allows money damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other types of compensation. Medical malpractice lawyers work with victims and their families in pursuing claims both in and out of the courtroom to ensure that their medical malpractice remedies under current Ohio law are promptly identified and demanded.