We expect to get better when we entrust our health to a doctor, nurse, or another medical care provider. When a medical professional makes a negligent mistake while offering care, the result is often the opposite: the patient suffers further injury, and their family is burdened even more with financial and emotional distress.
If this has happened to you or someone in your family, you may have a medical malpractice case. Pursuing a legal claim may allow you to recover compensation for your expenses and suffering to get your life back on track. Our team at the Fitch Law Firm LLC would like to offer a free consultation to discuss your options for seeking a medical malpractice settlement.
With over 30 years of Experience, You can Trust Our Law Firm to help You
At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we work hard on medical malpractice claims for two main reasons. First, we’ve seen the impact of medical negligence on individuals and families in our community—from growing medical bills and lost wages to unacceptable pain and suffering. These are losses that no one should have to endure, and we want victims to be rightfully compensated.
Second, and just as important, pursuing a malpractice case means holding the negligent medical professional accountable for their actions. This helps families achieve a sense of justice and hopefully prevents others from getting harmed by similar mistakes. Our firm offers:
- Over 30 years of experience
- Documented success in medical malpractice cases
- Accessible, responsive, and compassionate legal support
Consulting with our team about your specific case can help to ensure that you are not a silent victim of malpractice in the medical field. We at the Fitch Law Firm LLC are here to provide the guidance you need. If you decide to fight for your case, we are ready to go to bat for you, using our tried-and-tested experience and skills in this area of the law.
We have experience handling Medical Malpractice Cases just like Yours
You shouldn’t have to worry about complicated legal paperwork and procedures or dealing with insurance companies. Our firm can handle these problems for you. You also don’t have to risk any money with us because the only time you pay our lawyer fees is if and when we win your case. For no upfront or out-of-pocket costs, we’ll take care of the following as your legal team:
- Obtaining your medical records and thoroughly reviewing them to understand the medical care you received and the injuries you suffered
- Pinpointing the cause of your injury
- Strategizing on how the law can best apply in your case
- Collecting evidence that supports medical malpractice
- Naming the liable parties to hold responsible for your injuries
- Calculating the value of your case
- Enlisting medical experts to provide strong support
- Submitting the necessary documentation to initiate your claim or lawsuit on time
- Fighting for the damages you deserve, both in and out of court
- Contending with defense lawyers in a skillful and assertive way
- Guiding you through any legal decisions you need to make
How do we Prove Medical Malpractice?
Just because there was a bad medical result doesn’t always mean it was caused by medical malpractice. Under the law, a valid malpractice case has to have these four elements:
- A doctor-patient relationship. The injured person must have been a formal patient of the medical professional. It does not count if, for example, the person was harmed because they followed an online article written by a physician.2.
- The doctor’s care fell below the standard. Medical professionals have to uphold a “standard of care,” which is the reasonable kind and level of care that an average professional in their field would have applied.3.
- The doctor’s failure caused harm. There must be direct causation between the physician’s failure and the patient’s injury. For instance, if the patient neglected their own post-surgery wound despite the doctor’s advice, and it resulted in an infection, it may not be valid grounds for a malpractice claim.4.
- There is quantifiable harm. The patient’s injury must be calculable in terms of legal damages.
We Win both in and out of Court
It is highly challenging to prove these elements and assert a malpractice case on your own. Our team has competently accomplished this in and out of court, obtaining high-value settlements and verdicts for our clients. Some of our successful medical malpractice claims include the following:
It is highly challenging to prove these elements and to assert a claim amount in a malpractice case. The Fitch Law Firm is skilled, experienced, and resourceful in this regard. These are some of the crucial tasks we can fulfill to help ensure the success of your medical negligence claim:
- $2.65 million birth injury case
- $1.55 million delayed diagnosis wrongful death case
- $1.2 million delayed diagnosis injury case
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-545-3930
Types and Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases we handle
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways and in all kinds of healthcare venues. It can involve a variety of healthcare providers and hospitals, including Dayton VA Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Grandview Medical Center, and others.
Take a look at these common malpractice types our firm handles:
- Anesthesia errors: Anesthetics are a significant part of major medical procedures, and they have to be handled by specially trained and skilled anesthesiologists. The patient could suffer if, for example, the incorrect anesthetic drug or dosage is administered, or their body reacts negatively to the anesthesia.
- Birth injuries: The highly delicate process of labor and delivery has to be facilitated by careful professionals. Mistakes in this process—such as delaying a necessary Caesarean section, applying too much force, or failing to respond to fetal distress—can cause permanent disorders or death to the infant.
- Diagnosis errors: Missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or incorrect diagnosis can cost patients much of their precious time and money, allowing health conditions to worsen. It could cause patients to miss their window of time when treatment could have been most effective.
- Emergency room errors: The ER may be a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, but this does not excuse trained professionals from being careless. Examples of negligent mistakes here include overlooking a patient’s medical history, administering the wrong medication, and failing to respond promptly to signs of distress.
- Hospital negligence: A hospital or clinic administration may be held liable in certain scenarios. For instance, they may be to blame for inadequate staffing, untrained or unscreened employees, poorly maintained hospital equipment, and unsanitary hospital conditions.
- Surgical errors: You may have heard of unfortunate cases in which a surgeon accidentally left a surgical tool or sponge in a patient’s body. Other mistakes in a surgical operation include injuring a nerve or organ, operating in unsanitary conditions, failing to prevent infection, and performing the wrong procedure.
- Treatment or medication errors: Even when a physician has correctly diagnosed a condition, the patient could still suffer harm from an incorrect form of treatment. The doctor could prescribe the wrong drug, a pharmacist could mislabel the medication, or a nurse could provide the wrong dosage.
If one of these or a similar scenario caused you or your loved one to suffer harm, our team is here for you. We want to support your right to seek compensation from the liable parties.
Dayton Medical Malpractice Lawyer Near Me 614-545-3930
You have a Limited Time in which to File Your Ohio Malpractice Case
There are a few factors to keep in mind when taking action against a medical practitioner in Ohio. For instance, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in this type of case. The exact timeline is complex, but our team is prepared to help you navigate it. We have outlined a few other significant factors below to give you more insight before your free consultation.
A trial is not always necessary. In fact, many cases of medical malpractice are resolved and settled before they go to court. However, even though you do not necessarily have to proceed to trial, it is important that you are protected by a lawyer throughout your case. You can expect that the doctor or hospital you are up against is well-equipped and prepared to undermine your case. Your attorney is crucial in leveling the playing field.
A Trial is not Always Necessary
Many cases of medical malpractice are resolved and settled before they go to court. Even if you do not have to proceed to trial, having one of our attorneys by your side can help with settlement negotiations. You can expect that the doctor or hospital you are up against is well-equipped and prepared to undermine your case. Our team’s goal is to level the playing field.
Expert Knowledge is Essential
A huge part of a Dayton medical malpractice claim relies on the testimonies of medical experts. We will need to enlist an expert who supports your claim with sound and persuasive medical opinion. For your part, you’ll want to be forthcoming with the expert when discussing your medical procedure and injury.
It’s Crucial to Choose the Right Firm to Represent You
The reality is that not every lawyer is able to handle a case as complex as medical malpractice. You want to be discerning when choosing a lawyer to avoid wasting money, time, and effort. Your attorney should have:
- A track record of successful medical malpractice cases
- Strong testimonials from past clients
- Compassion for you and your family from the start
We want to be that law firm for you.
Contact Our Team today to hire a Qualified medical Malpractice Attorney
If you think you or someone you love is a medical malpractice victim, you can discuss it with a team member from the Fitch Law Firm LLC. Residents of Dayton and other communities in Ohio have trusted our firm for decades now, and we want to provide the same top-quality legal service to you. Your initial consultation with us is absolutely free and confidential.
Talk to us about your case. Call today.