Understanding How To Recover For Medical Negligence Injuries In Ohio

Medical errors can occur in a wide variety of instances. Primary care doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who administer care to patients owe them a duty of care.

If one of these medical professionals fails to adhere to that duty and it causes injury, the patient may be able to file a civil suit to recover compensation for medical malpractice.

Proof Needed To Win In A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

It's important, however, to understand what's needed to prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A simple mistake by a doctor, for instance, is not enough to prove a medical error occurred and recover compensation.

The following requisites must all be met:

  • A duty to the patient – First, there must be an actual duty owed to the patient. In other words, a doctor-patient relationship must be established.
  • A breach of that duty – Second, there must be a breach of that duty. This is typically proven by establishing that the medical professional failed to adhere to the degree of care administered by professionals in the same field and geographic location.
  • An injury must have occurred from the breach – Third, an injury, physical or psychological, must have actually happened.
  • The injury must be caused by the breach – Lastly, the injury must correlate to the breach by the medical professional. A patient may have suffered injury in a medical setting; however, it is not always the result of the actual breach.

An Experienced Litigation Team

If you or a family member was injured in a health care setting and believe it is the result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other health care professional, we can sit down with you and discuss the law in greater detail and how it applies to your situation.

At Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews, we have handled many medical negligence cases throughout Stark County for many different situations. We have received widespread recognition for our litigation expertise from colleagues and others in the community.

We know the law. Let us help you.

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We invite you to reach out to our team of medical malpractice lawyers for guidance. We offer free consults without any pressure to sign up for our services.

Flexible appointments are also available. Call 330-470-7780 today.