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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, therapist, dentist or other health care provider does not meet the appropriate standard of care resulting in injury or death. This may include a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of a disease or failure to treat a medical condition or disease in a timely fashion. This can also include a failure to appropriately treat a disease or medical condition. When you put your health into the hands of a professional, they are legally obliged to provide the governing standard of care. If you think your situation is medical malpractice you should contact a medical malpractice attorney in Ohio as soon as possible.

Medical malpractice laws were put into place to protect patients rights to seek compensation if they are injured as a result of negligence. Although patients have the rights to seek compensation for any injury that they feel are a result of negligence, medical malpractice cases are often complex and costly to win and it would not benefit them to seek damages for a minor injury or one that will resolve quickly.

In virtually every state, victims of malpractice are up against a statute of limitations. This means from the day you are injured or the day you discovered the injury, the clock starts ticking on the time you have to begin a lawsuit. It is very important that you discuss your case with an experienced malpractice attorney so you can protect your rights. The state of Ohio caps economic damages as $250,000 and in some case's $350,000 depending on the economic loss suffered by the plaintiff. If you cannot afford to retain an attorney, you should be able to find an attorney who will take your case on a contingency basis. Contingency means that an attorney will take and finance the case and will only collect if you win. If your case is lost, you are at no obligation to pay.

You will want to ensure that the lawyer or firm you hire has the resources to investigate your claim and hire expert witnesses. It is no secret that medical malpractice suits can be a long fight so it is vital that your representation is experienced and can handle a complicated fight. You can contact your local Bar Association for some names of attorneys that you can research. It is worth your while to take the time to interview your potential attorney to ensure that they have experience with medical malpractice cases in your state. You can search for attorneys that specifically specialize in your type of injury, such as surgical errors or birth injury law. They may be more helpful as they have fought this type of case before and will have access to specific experts that may testify in your favor.

You should ask yourself these pertinent questions. Does the law firm have certified trial attorneys? You need an attorney well trained and competent in matters dealing with medical malpractice. One more question to ask is what other lawyers think of the law firm or the attorney you have zeroed in on. Do other firms recognize the law firm? Ask the possible attorney what experience he or she has in matters of medical malpractice cases. Try to find out what the specific attorney's case winning record is. In fact, find out how many cases the law firm has won in winning damage settlements for traumatized clients.

Medical malpractice suits can be trying on the claimant who has already suffered from the initial injury. The good news is that a competent attorney will handle most of the investigation and keep you prepared for what is next and help you each step of the way.


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