When a medical mistake results in a patient suffering serious and/or permanent damage, the situation can quickly become complicated. The injured patient or family of the injured patient may feel that medical professionals were negligent and that injuries resulted due to that negligence. If this is the case, parties may wish to look into filing a medical malpractice claim in order to seek compensation.
It is not uncommon for Ohio residents to feel apprehensive when they need to have surgery. They may worry about their reaction to administered medications or possible errors that could occur during the procedure. If a patient is pregnant, she may also worry about how her unborn child may be affected by any medical action that may be taken. If mistakes on the part of a doctor lead to the mother and/or child being negatively impacted, a medical malpractice claim could be an option.
Many Ohio parents-to-be rely on the care of doctors to ensure that their baby is born as healthy as possible. The joy of having a healthy baby can be immeasurable for parents, and in contrast, a birth injury can be just as devastating. If you believe that your baby was injured during birth due to the negligence of the doctors or hospital staff involved, you may want to consider legal action in order to seek compensation.
A recent report highlights the most common and costly medical errors that take place in U.S. hospitals. It also provided suggestions for how doctors and other medical providers can help prevent those errors, which is important considering the potentially devastating impact that such errors can have.