Medical Malpractice Guide
Think back to a minute ago. What were you thinking about? Was your stomach grumbling, so you were thinking about what you were going to make for lunch? Or did you stifle a yawn because you’ve been up since dawn and you’re thinking about how nice it’ll be to crawl between the sheets and grab some sleep. Perhaps your dog was chasing its tail, and you were chuckling to yourself in amusement at its silly antics.
But here’s the thing: I bet you weren’t thinking about your health.
Honestly, most people don’t spend much time thinking about their health. A cough or a sniffle can come and go without more than a cursory “gesundheit!” before you move on. But when you suddenly sustain a serious injury or illness, suddenly your health may be all that you can think about. When these moments arise, you turn to your doctor.
Many people put their doctors on a pedestal, seeing them as infinite founts of medical knowledge. However, it could be a very dangerous and costly mistake to blindly trust your doctor. We all make mistakes; that’s what makes us human. When you make a mistake, though, it may mean you forgot to set the chicken out for dinner, or you forgot to put your laundry in the dryer and now you have wet socks.
When your doctor makes an error in judgement, lives can be suddenly and permanently changed forever. People can die. Serious health complications can arise. Disfiguring injuries can occur. There simply is no wiggle room for a doctor to make a medical mistake.
When your doctor makes a mistake, it’s called “medical malpractice” and the repercussions can be devastating. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor has let you down by not fulfilling their responsibilities. This can be either an oversight or maliciousness, but it always leads to harm to innocent people like yourself.
Some of the more common types of medical malpractice that occur are:
- Misdiagnosis: This is when the doctor fails to catch a problem, or catches it, but incorrectly identifies it, then they are guilty of misdiagnosis.
- Prescription drug errors: This occurs when they harm you by prescribing either the wrong medicine or the wrong dose, or fail to recognize dangerous interactions between medicines.
- Surgical errors: If your doctor performs surgery on the wrong area, or they leave tools inside you after your procedure, then they have committed a surgical error.
- Birth injury: This can happen to either the baby or the mother and includes problems like preeclampsia, cerebral palsy, and even death.
If you suspect that you or someone you love are a victim of medical malpractice, the first thing you need to do is call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373 for your free initial consultation. You only have a year from the discovery of your injury, or you ended your relationship with your doctor, to act.
The next thing you need to do is break up with your doctor. Get a referral to another one, and make sure you get a copy of your records on your way out. Document everything in your journal. Also make sure you do not miss any of your medical appointments with your new doctor. You’re building a case to prove the extent of your injury, so this is critical.
Don’t let fear of challenging the medical system hold you back. I don’t care if your doctor was a small-town practitioner or they worked in the largest hospital in the city. I take on Big Cases with Big Results. I’ve served the greater Northeast Ohio area for nearly 40 years and now I’m ready to represent you. When you choose me as your medical malpractice lawyer, I will prove the following things:
- You were under the care of your doctor.
- Your doctor was negligent.
- You were harmed because of this.
- The harm negatively impacted your life.
After a medical malpractice injury, your life is a constant onslaught of stress, pain, recovery, and medical bills. To make it even worse, you may not even be able to work anymore due to this. I know that this is a hard time for you, which is why I’m going to represent you without charging you a single dime. Instead, I’ll work on a contingency basis, which means that I don’t get paid unless you do. And please do not worry about how you’re going to pencil in a consultation with me when you’re so busy. I’ll come to you, on your time, whether it’s at the hospital or in your home.
I’ll also give you my personal cell phone number so you can call me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach out to me 24/7 and yes, I will answer. If you’ve been hurt by medical professional — whether it was a doctor, a nurse, or even a pharmacist — I’ll get you the financial compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®