Doctors have a responsibility to provide a certain level of care for their patients. If your Springfield, Ohio, doctor or another medical care provider failed to provide you with an acceptable standard of care, you may have a medical malpractice case against them. You may be able to recover money damages for your injuries or worsening illness.
We can determine your options for building a claim against the doctor or facility and take action on your behalf.
You Could Recover Damages in Your Springfield, OH, Malpractice Case
When you hold the doctor or other medical practitioner who hurt you responsible for their negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you suffered. This could include:
- Costs of additional medical care and treatment
- Future treatment needs
- Lost income and reduced ability to earn for permanent injuries
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
If your loved one died from their medical malpractice injuries or a worsening medical condition, your family’s wrongful death damages could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost income, benefits, retirement, and more
- Loss of services your loved one usually performed
- The intangible losses experienced by surviving family
Ohio Limits Some Recoverable Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Under Ohio Revised Code § 2323.43, there are caps on some types of compensation in medical malpractice claims. This includes limiting the pain and suffering and other intangible damages you can recover, although catastrophic injuries could raise these caps.
There are also caps on punitive damages in cases involving a doctor who demonstrated intentional or particularly heinous behavior. This limit is generally double the value of the compensatory damages in the case.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Springfield, call 614-545-3930
Our Firm Will Determine Who Is Liable in Your Ohio Malpractice Case
At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, our team is here to help you understand your rights and seek compensation for the injuries you suffered. You can hold the Ohio doctor, hospital, or medical facility responsible if medical negligence caused you harm.
Our team will discuss your case with you for free today. We can determine if malpractice occurred and identify liable parties. If we work together to seek a financial recovery for you, we will:
- Handle all communications with the liable parties, their attorneys, and the insurers
- Protect your rights
- Meet all applicable deadlines in your case
- Gather evidence, including calling in medical experts as needed
- Build a case against all liable parties
- Put a just settlement value on your case
- Pursue a settlement or court award that compensates you fairly
We represent our clients on contingency, so there are no upfront fees and we will use our financial resources to develop your claim. You will not owe us anything until we recover compensation in your case. If you do not receive a settlement or a court-ordered award, you will pay nothing in attorney’s fees.
When you’re ready, you can reach out to us today to speak with a team member. We will explain your rights and what we can do to help with your case.
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What is Medical Malpractice, and How do I Prove it?
Ohio law outlines the rules related to medical malpractice cases under Ohio Revised Code § 2305.113. While doctors are human and make mistakes, medical malpractice is the result of negligence.
Negligence in a medical malpractice case stems from careless or reckless actions that prevent the care team from providing an acceptable standard of care. To win compensation based on negligence, we must show that the four elements of medical malpractice are present. This includes:
- You had a doctor/patient relationship with the provider in question.
- The health care provider acted negligently, failing to provide you with acceptable care.
- There is a causal relationship between the negligence and your injuries.
- You suffered harm, including physical and financial harm.
You may frequently hear the term “standard of care” when discussing medical malpractice. This includes the actions that other doctors with similar training and experience practicing in nearby Ohio would provide. The standard of care is generally proven through expert witnesses. They are usually doctors who will:
- Review your medical records
- Decide what they would have done
- Determine if your doctor acted appropriately in your treatment
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice may lead to worsening illness, complications, injuries, and other physical harm. Some examples of possible medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis or other issues with diagnosis
- Delayed or incorrect treatment
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
Our team has a network of experts who we can call on to help us identify the right doctor to support our client’s claims. We work closely with medical experts to prove these cases and document our client’s current and future medical needs.
We’ll Go to Work on Your Case as Soon as Possible
At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we know what it takes to build a solid medical malpractice claim and pursue the damages our clients deserve. However, taking the necessary steps can be time-consuming.
Even if there is strong evidence to support negligence in your medical malpractice case, we need to work closely with experts and navigate the process to demand a financial recovery via settlement. If we cannot reach a settlement that fairly compensates you, we may need to sue the doctor or hospital for damages. Preparing a lawsuit and gathering additional evidence for trial also takes time.
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Let Us Review Your Springfield, Ohio, Medical Malpractice Case Today
Our Springfield medical malpractice lawyer can review your options for seeking monetary damages. The Fitch Law Firm LLC provides free consultations to those who suffered harm because of a negligent doctor.
You can reach our Springfield office now by calling (937) 247-6521. We will review your case and answer your questions during a free, no-obligation consultation.