Columbus Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus medical malpractice attorneys regularly represent individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care provider. With multiple offices and a mobile office, we are well positioned to represent people throughout the Ohio. Our medical negligence lawyers routinely represent people or the families of patients who have sustained an injury due to misdiagnosis, surgical error, or failure to diagnose.

If you have legal questions about medical negligence, please contact us. Our Columbus law firm serves clients in cases involving doctor error, wrong diagnosis, hospital error, and wrongful death.

Holding Negligence Doctors and Healthcare Professionals Accountable

Medical malpractice or medical negligence occurs when a medical provider, whether an anesthesiologist, doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other health care professional, acts in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care in the medical community. Our lawyers represent injury victims and families whose medical provider has breached the standard of care in diagnosing or treating a medical condition. Our law firm handles cases involving:

Failure to Diagnose

At The Donahey Law Firm, we represent medical patients and their families in medical malpractice claims involving a doctor's failure to diagnose the following: Cancer, Heart Disease, Organ Failure, Child Birth Complications, Meningitis and More.

Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed treatment of a medical condition can have debilitating effects on a patient. In some cases, misdiagnosis can be fatal.

Colonoscopy

Doctors can be held financially liable for injuries that result from improperly or negligently performed colonoscopies. In most cases, patients are sedated or put under an anesthetic. While vital signs are monitored, internal injuries that result in bleeding or a perforated bowel can still occur.

Pharmaceutical Prescription Errors

Medication errors are some of the most common reasons for medical malpractice claims. Although the safety of new prescription drugs has received a great deal of media attention in the last few years, prescription negligence and improper medication has always been a medical concern, often leading to serious injury or wrongful death.

Hospital Errors

Our experienced trial lawyers take on complex hospital negligence lawsuits involving large healthcare providers and their insurance companies. We develop persuasive claims and pursue fair out-of-court settlements. If you are not satisfied with the offer, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.

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Our Columbus lawyers have a proven track record in medical malpractice cases, visit our verdicts and settlements page for a list of results. For additional resources, please visit our medical malpractice information and birth injury information centers or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.

Not every bad medical result means someone was negligent. We analyze these cases for confused and concerned patients. We simplify complex medical matters, identify liability, and aggressively pursue legal remedies. We help people get answers. Did your doctor:

  • Refer to an appropriate medical specialist
  • Recognize conditions that result in injury to an unborn baby
  • Order necessary lab tests
  • Order and assess biopsy or radiographic tests
  • Monitor changes in patient's condition

Contact Our Columbus Medical Malpractice Attorneys for more Information

For answers to your legal question and strong representation in a medical malpractice claim, contact our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Medical Malpractice FAQs

Medical Malpractice

Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is an instance of medical negligence or incompetence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other health care professional. To determine whether malpractice occurred, a court examines all the relevant evidence and decides whether a patient's treatment was below the standard of care met by other Ohio medical professionals with similar training and experience.

Q: Does an ineffective surgery constitute malpractice?

A: It depends. Unsatisfactory results are not the same as medical malpractice. Most good Ohio physicians explain the risks and various potential outcomes of surgery. Sometimes the results aren't as good as the patient and doctor had hoped for, but if the physician didn't deviate from the standard of care and didn't break Ohio's informed consent law, then the disappointing outcome isn't classified as medical malpractice.

Q: What is informed consent?

A: Informed consent is a patient's knowing choice about a medical treatment or procedure, made after a physician or other health care provider discloses whatever information a reasonably prudent provider in the Ohio medical community would give to a patient regarding the risks involved in the proposed treatment or procedure. To learn more, visit our page on understanding informed consent [FUTURE LINK].

Q: Is a physician immune from liability if the patient signs a consent form?

A: No. A consent form does not excuse a doctor from liability for harming a patient through an act of negligence.

Q: What types of evidence are crucial in medical malpractice lawsuits?

A: The success of a malpractice lawsuit often rests upon the testimony of expert witnesses, usually other doctors. The testifying physicians describe how they've formed their opinions based upon the available medical evidence. A big part of a medical malpractice attorney's job is preparing expert witnesses for trial.