The Donahey Law Firm

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Columbus

A Medical Malpractice Attorney in Columbus You Can Trust

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 far too 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 firm representing victims of medical malpractice throughout Columbus, OH. We frequently provide legal assistance to individuals and their families who have been impacted by medical negligence of a hospital, nurse practitioner, surgeon, or other healthcare provider.

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable

Medical negligence or malpractice happens when a medical professional fails to meet and provide the accepted standard of care. This can be any type of health care worker, including any anesthesiologist, nurse, doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare provider who fails to meet and provide the accepted standard of care. This often results in serious harm or even death, and it can have lasting consequences on people’s lives.

Our attorneys are well-equipped to identify medical errors, negligence, and misdiagnoses. We routinely represent individuals, and the families of patients who have sustained an injury due to 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, our legal team steps in to help. Our law firm handles cases involving the following:

FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE

If your doctor failed to diagnose you or your family member with a serious medical condition, the Donahey Law Firm can help. 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 an anesthetic is administered. 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 errors can be fatal and/or cause serious injuries and illness.

A hospital’s error can leave patients injured, sick, or even cause death. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Colombus commonly take on complex hospital negligence and medical malpractice lawsuits involving large healthcare providers, and their insurance companies.

COLUMBUS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FAQs

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

Medical malpractice is an instance of medical negligence or incompetence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional. If it is proven that a patient’s treatment was below the standard of care met by other Ohio medical professionals with similar training and experience, it will qualify as malpractice.

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 large part of a medical malpractice attorney’s job is preparing expert witnesses for trial.

COLUMBUS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FAQs

CALL THE LAWYERS OTHER LAWYERS CALL™

Our Columbus personal injury 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 attorneys help clients by analyzing their cases and searching for answers. Some questions we might ask include:

  • Was the client referred to an appropriate medical specialist?
  • Were conditions that typically lead to injuries in unborn babies unrecognized or unaddressed?
  • Were biopsy or radiographic tests ordered and assessed?
  • Was the client monitored properly for changes in their condition/were changes assessed?
  • Were necessary lab tests ordered and conducted?

Columbus Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Reach Out to The Donahey Law Firm Today

If you are searching for a medical malpractice attorney, or a 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 clients throughout Columbus and the state of Ohio. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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