In recent years, more and more physicians are choosing to start their medical practices in Ohio. On the surface, that seems great for Ohio residents, but when you look deeper into why you will realize things aren’t always as great as they seem.
Physicians are flocking to Ohio because they think Ohio laws shield them from medical malpractice liability. So, what does this mean for the general population of Ohioans, those of us who aren’t medical professionals? We may not be as protected as we’d like to believe.
Statistics show Ohio ranks high among the states that fail to fairly compensate victims of medical malpractice; thus, Ohio law continually favors negligent health care professionals when it comes to medical mistakes.
While these statistics have no bearing on the competence and ability of doctors in Ohio, they do leave Ohioans more vulnerable should medical negligence occur.
Some doctors will say medical malpractice laws make it harder for them to do their job, while other members of our society would say medical malpractice laws allow us to hold doctors accountable for their mistakes, thus giving them an incentive to do a better job.
Medical malpractice claims 98,000 lives a year, with a vast majority of cases going unreported.
In Ohio, many victims of medical malpractice and their families aren’t adequately compensated for their losses. In fact, over 85% of medical malpractice cases that proceed to trial result in a verdict for the doctor or the hospital.
If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, don’t let yourself become a statistic. Call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. You need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who knows how to fight for you against Ohio’s tough medical malpractice laws and get you the compensation you deserve.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.