Medical Malpractice Litigation

There are many factors determining if medical malpractice has occurred. Call us to help you determine if you have been harmed and can seek remedy.

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor or medical professional who fails to competently perform their medical duties.

Definition: Medical malpractice is any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.

Medical malpractice is a specific subset of tort law that deals with professional negligence. “Negligence” is generally defined as conduct that falls to meet a standard.  The most common form of a standard in tort law is that of a so-called “reasonable person.”

We are fortunate to have a great hospitals in the Cleveland Area including:

scales-of-justice-20The Cleveland Clinic
scales-of-justice-20St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
scales-of-justice-20University Hospitals
scales-of-justice-20Grace Hospital
scales-of-justice-20And many others

The rules about medical malpractice -- from when you must bring your lawsuit to whether you must notify the doctor ahead of time.

These general requirements:
  • A doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • The doctor was negligent.
  • The doctor's negligence caused the injury.
  • The injury led to specific damages.
  • physical painmental anguish
  • additional medical bills, and
  • lost work and lost earning capacity.
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