Medical Malpractice Lawyer Toledo, Ohio

When you go to the doctor or any healthcare provider for medical assistance, you typically go in with a high level of trust in those who are providing you with care. Health professionals provide individuals with a wide range of medical care including annual checkups, diagnostic care, surgeries, and specialized treatment. They are trusted to provide the best possible care to each of their patients.

But in some instances, a medical professional or healthcare organization may treat a patient negligently. This can result in injury to the patient, ranging from minor injuries all the way to major injuries that have long lasting effects on someone’s quality of life.

If you have suffered injuries due to medical malpractice, you may have grounds to seek legal action against the liable party. Injury from medical malpractice can happen out of nowhere and can leave you with questions on how to proceed legally while you are trying to recover. But you are not alone.

Here at The Friedmann Firm, LLC, our team of Toledo medical negligence lawyers are here to help. We work with clients in Toledo and throughout Ohio to seek compensation on their behalf following injuries caused by the negligence of others. By reaching out to a medical malpractice lawyer in Toledo, Ohio, we will closely analyze the details of your case and provide you with aggressive legal representation should we take your case on.

We will work to educate you on your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is what happens when a health provider fails to act in an appropriate manner to treat a patient. This is often called falling below the standard of care.  An individual healthcare provider such as a doctor or nurse or a healthcare organization like a hospital can cause medical malpractice.

According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, a case of medical malpractice must have the following characteristics:

  1. An injury was caused by the negligence
  2. A violation of the standard of care occurred
  3. The resulting injury resulted in significant damages

To help determine if your situation may fall under medical malpractice according to the law, please reach out to our firm. One of our Toledo medical malpractice lawyers will be able to determine if your situation provides you with grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur for a wide range of reasons. Some common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to follow up
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Medical record errors
  • Misreading laboratory results
  • Post-operation negligence
  • Emergency room error
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical device error
  • Improper medication

Here at The Friedmann Firm, LLC, our team of Toledo medical negligence lawyers handle a wide range of medical malpractice cases including the above. Other types of medical malpractice cases we take on include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Surgical errors

Medical malpractice can leave you facing injuries that range from minor to severe injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury that you suspect resulted from medical malpractice, contact The Friedmann Firm, LLC to schedule a consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer in Toledo, Ohio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be held responsible for injuries caused by medical malpractice?

There are a number of different parties who may be held responsible for medical malpractice, depending on the details of each case. Those parties include:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Surgeons
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Nursing homes

Is there a statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Ohio?

Yes, there is a statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice in Ohio. As outlined in Section 2305.113 of the Ohio Revised Code, any action taken in regard to a “medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim” must be taken within one year of the cause of injury.  The statute may be tolled or paused/extended, if certain things occur, but this one-year time period is typically the statute of limitations.

When you consider seeking legal action in regard to any kind of medical malpractice that resulted in injuries, keeping this statute of limitations in mind is important. If you do not file by the deadline, you run the risk of not being able to seek compensation from the liable party.

In some instances, the deadline can be extended if a victim sends a formal notice to the healthcare organization or individual provider that they are seeking legal action against. We recommend reaching out to one of our medical malpractice attorneys near Toledo, Ohio as soon as possible following any kind of injuries sustained due to medical malpractice to schedule a consultation.

What kind of compensation can I recover by pursuing a medical malpractice claim?

The different types of compensation you may recover through a medical malpractice claim are similar to what you may recover from any other type of personal injury case where negligence played a part. This compensation includes:

  • Medical costs (future and current)
  • Lost wages (future and current)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning potential

In cases of wrongful death, additional damages may be awarded to loved ones such as funeral and burial expenses.

Connect with Experienced Toledo Medical Negligence Lawyers

If you or a loved one believes that you have sustained injuries as the result of medical malpractice, reach out to our team today. You will be able to schedule a consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys near Toledo who will carefully examine your situation to determine if you have grounds for a case.

Here at The Friedmann Firm, should we take your case on, you will receive aggressive representation as we seek the maximum amount of compensation owed to you on your behalf. Since our founding in 2012, we have successfully represented clients throughout the state of Ohio – resolving over 1,000+ cases. We are here to provide you with experienced reputation, from start to finish.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our Toledo medical negligence lawyers, please contact us over the phone at 440-703-8550 or through our online contact form.