When someone suffers an injury or falls ill and requires hospitalization, they are admitted to the hospital expecting to receive reliable medical treatment. Unfortunately, further injury, illness, or even death due to medical negligence is surprisingly common in the United States. For those who have fallen victim to a medical provider’s poor decisions or negligence, there are legal opportunities to obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
The Donahey Law Firm is a professional legal firm representing victims of medical malpractice throughout Columbus, Ohio. We frequently provide legal aid for individuals, and their families, who have died or suffered extensive injuries due to the negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner, or other healthcare provider.
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable
Medical malpractice or medical negligence occurs when a medical provider, whether an anesthesiologist, doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other healthcare professional, acts in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care in the medical community. This often results in serious harm or even death, and can have lasting consequences on people’s lives.
At the Donahey Law Firm, we are experienced when it comes to identifying medical errors as lawyers in Ohio. We routinely represent people, and the families of patients who have sustained an injury due to misdiagnosis, surgical error, failure to diagnose, and other forms of medical malpractice.
How We Can Help
When a medical provider breaches the standard of care in diagnosing or treating a patient’s medical condition, the Donahey Law Firm steps in to help. Our law firm handles cases involving the following:
At the Donahey Law Firm, we represent patients and families whose medical malpractice claims involve a doctor’s failure to diagnose serious conditions. Such conditions may include cancer, organ failure, birth complications, heart disease, meningitis, and more.
Misdiagnosis and/or the delayed treatment of a medical condition can have debilitating effects on a patient and are a common form of medical malpractice. In some cases, a misdiagnosis can be fatal.
Doctors can be held financially liable for injuries that result due to an improperly or negligently performed colonoscopy. 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.
Medication errors are some of the most common reasons for medical malpractice claims in the U.S. Although many new prescription drugs are quite safe, improper use of medication or prescription error can be fatal and/or cause serious injuries and illness.
A hospital’s error can leave patients injured, sick, or even lead to death. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Ohio commonly take on complex hospital negligence and medical malpractice lawsuits involving large healthcare providers, and their insurance companies.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FAQS
Medical malpractice is an instance of medical negligence or incompetence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional. To determine whether malpractice has occurred, a court examines the relevant evidence of the case, and decides whether a patient’s treatment was below the standard of care met by other Ohio medical professionals with similar training and experience.
Unsatisfactory results following surgery are not the same as medical malpractice. Malpractice is not at play simply because surgery results were not as successful as anticipated. If a physician did not deviate from the standard of care and did not break Ohio’s informed consent law, then a disappointing outcome is not classified as medical malpractice. However, in cases where negligence did occur or the standard of care was poor, a patient may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Informed consent is when a patient understands the risks and benefits associated with a medical treatment or procedure after a healthcare provider discloses information regarding that procedure or treatment.
No. A consent form does not excuse a doctor from liability for harming a patient through an act of negligence.
The success of a malpractice lawsuit often rests upon the testimony of expert witnesses, usually other doctors. The testifying physicians describe how they have formed their opinions based on the available medical evidence. A big part of a medical malpractice attorney’s job is preparing expert witnesses for trial.
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Our Columbus, Ohio lawyers have a proven track record in medical malpractice cases. Visit our verdicts and settlements page for a list of results.
Not every unfortunate medical result means a medical professional or institution was negligent. Our Columbus medical malpractice attorneys help clients by analyzing their cases and searching for answers. Some questions you might be asked include:
- Were you referred to an appropriate medical specialist?
- Did a medical professional fail to recognize conditions that often result in injury to an unborn baby?
- Were the necessary lab tests ordered and conducted?
- Were biopsy or radiographic tests ordered and assessed?
- Were changes in your condition monitored properly?
A Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Ohio
If you are searching for a medical malpractice or wrongful death attorney in Ohio, contact the Donahey Law Firm today. We simplify complex medical matters, identify liability, and aggressively pursue legal remedies. With multiple offices and a mobile office, we are well-positioned to represent people throughout Columbus and Central Ohio. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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