Youngstown Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Clients Who Have Been Injured Due to Medical Negligence Throughout Northeast Ohio
When we suffer injuries or illnesses, we rely on doctors to properly diagnose and treat our conditions. The last thing we expect is suffering even further injury at the hands of medical professionals.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice or negligence in Ohio, Hartwig Law LLC is determined to protect your rights and best interests and fight for your entitled compensation to help you recover from your injuries once and for all. Our Youngstown personal injury attorneys can thoroughly assess your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the highest settlement possible.
Ohio Medical Malpractice Laws
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider (e.g., doctor, nurse, surgeon, hospital) injures a patient during the course of treatment. In order to file a medical malpractice claim, the medical professional’s actions need to represent a breach or violation of the standard of care.
Our firm handles the following types of medical malpractice cases:
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or delayed diagnosis
- Negligence affecting childbirth and pregnancy
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medical product liability
What is the Statute of Limitations For a Medical Malpractice Claim in Ohio?
In Ohio, an individual has one year from when he/she discovers or should have reasonably discovered the injury. Moreover, a patient has—at most—four years from the date of the action that caused the injury to file a lawsuit.
Any medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Ohio court must be accompanied by an “Affidavit of Merit.” In this filing, a licensed medical professional declares that he/she reviewed all of the person’s records, understands the medical standard of care which applies to the patient’s treatment, determines that the standard of care was not met, and believes that the individual’s injuries were the result of such care.
Economic vs. Noneconomic Damages
Medical malpractice victims are entitled to both economic (e.g., past and future medical care, lost wages, other financial losses) and noneconomic damages (e.g., pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or emotional distress). However, due to the caps on noneconomic damages, such an award cannot exceed more than $250,000 or three times the plaintiff’s economic damages—with a total of up to $350,000 per plaintiff or $500,000 for each case.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Youngstown Today
Our Youngstown medical malpractice attorneys not only want to help you obtain the compensation necessary for your physical and emotional recovery from injury but to ensure that more cases like this stop once and for all. Do not wait until it is too late to take effective legal action today.
Contact Hartwig Law, LLC, today to get started with our Youngstown medical malpractice lawyers.
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