When a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional makes mistakes that lead to injuries, you have the right to hold them accountable for those mistakes. All too often, medical malpractice can lead to devastating injuries, including paralysis and other impairments.
Some injuries sustained as a result of medical malpractice may even be fatal. If you or a loved one is in this situation, a lawyer from our law firm’s Dayton office can review your paralysis case.
We Can Help You Gather the Evidence Necessary to Build a Strong Medical Malpractice Case
In many cases, medical professionals and facilities try to deny fault, shift blame, and cover up mistakes so that they can avoid a lawsuit. We can get to the bottom of your case by completing a thorough investigation into your case. With our help, you can discover what caused your paralysis injuries and who is responsible for them.
When surgery, medical procedures, and other forms of medical treatment cause injuries and other medical problems that should not occur, you have the right to seek justice for your losses. You may now be facing significant medical expenses that you did not expect, and you may need further treatment, ongoing care, or both. We can gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case against the parties who committed medical malpractice.
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Our Firm Gets the Results Our Clients Want to See
Our past case results include a settlement for $2.6 million in a medical malpractice case, $1.5 million in a medical negligence case, and $2.2 million in a case involving surgical errors. While not all medical malpractice cases involve such high dollar amounts, we know how to approach these cases and work to resolve them as positively as possible.
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Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
The medical field is complex, so you need a law firm that has the specialized knowledge necessary to handle complex cases. You likely will need medical experts on your side to help prove your case. We are accustomed to routinely working with these experts to support medical malpractice claims and know how to effectively interpret and explain their medical opinions.
Physicians, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities have vast resources of malpractice insurance companies to defend them against malpractice cases like yours. Without an attorney on your side, you could be facing these defense attorneys and all their resources on your own. We are here, so you do not have to fight this battle on your own.
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You may think you cannot afford to get help with your medical malpractice claim, especially if your injuries have left you unable to work and drowning in medical bills. Our law firm takes medical malpractice cases on a contingency or without you paying us anything upfront. You never need to come up with the money for us to get started on your case.
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Our Attorneys Can Help You Determine if the Necessary Elements Are Present in Your Case to File a Medical Malpractice Claim
Not every unwanted or unexpected outcome or injury is the result of medical malpractice. However, you do need to prove certain elements to maintain a medical malpractice case under state law.
Required elements in a medical malpractice case include the following:
- A legal duty of care that the medical professional owes the patient as a result of the doctor-patient relationship
- Medical care that fell below the reasonable standard of care for the medical profession
- Medical negligence directly harmed the patient
- The patient suffered injuries as a result of the harm that occurred
A medical malpractice case can arise under various circumstances. For example, doctors may be liable if they make an error while performing surgery that results in a patient’s paralysis. Hospitals may be liable for medical malpractice if their emergency rooms are so understaffed that they misdiagnose a patient and perform the wrong treatment. Our lawyer, who handles paralysis cases in our Dayton office, can analyze your situation and determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim.
Compensation for Which You May Be Eligible after a Malpractice Incident Resulting in Paralysis
The costs of paralysis and other catastrophic injuries from an incident of medical malpractice can be overwhelming. You likely are facing not only medical expenses but also time away from work and your family while you receive medical treatment. In cases involving paralysis, you may be unable to return to your prior career or engage in the activities that you regularly enjoyed.
Common Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
In a medical malpractice claim, you may be eligible for different kinds of compensation to cover your losses. Some of the most common forms of compensation or damages in a medical malpractice case can include:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgical, and emergency transport costs
- Lost income from being off work, perhaps permanently
- Costs of home health services or long-term personal care
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of ability to engage in enjoyable activities
Damages Unique to Paralysis Injuries
Paralysis resulting from medical malpractice can result in unique expenses, such as the costs of medical assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and wheelchairs lifts. Injury victims may need to remodel their homes to accommodate wheelchair usage or purchase specialized beds or other furniture. These expenses may be part of a damages award in a medical malpractice case.
Limits on Damages
Ohio law does place some limits on non-economic damages in some medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Non-economic damages are those that are related to losses not tied to a specific monetary expense and are frequently referred to as pain and suffering.
The Time to Get Legal Advice about Your Medical Malpractice Case Is Now
You have only a limited time to pursue your medical malpractice case. As time goes on, evidence and witnesses may disappear, and you may have a more challenging time providing your claim. Getting legal advice right away from a Dayton-based lawyer with our firm who handles paralysis cases can save you from missing important deadlines and evidence to prove your case.
Contact the Fitch Law Firm LLC for a free consultation with our attorneys and staff today.