We trust medical professionals to help us get better when we are sick and to keep us healthy. However, there are times when the negligent or careless actions of a healthcare professional cause serious injuries, illnesses, or even death to a patient. If you or someone you love need a Brooklyn Heights medical malpractice attorney, the team at Paulozzi LPA is ready to step in and help. We will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to for what has happened.
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are not perfect. However, they should always deliver an adequate standard of care to each patient. Whey the fail to do so, and mistakes are made, they should be held accountable for their actions.
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the country, killing an estimated 250,000 people each year, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. Think for a moment about how many healthcare providers you see each year:
Medical mistakes happen in a variety of ways. Some of the most common mistakes we death with at Paulozzi LPA include:
Most medical mistakes are preventable. When a healthcare provider allows their standard of care to become sub-par, they should be held accountable for their actions.
Ohio law places a strict one-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases. This is not much time to get a case filed, especially when you are trying to recover from injuries due to the mistake. This time frame can be extended to one year from when the injury is or should reasonably have been discovered. However, all medical malpractice cases in Ohio must be filed within four years from the actual date of injury.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the reckless or careless actions of a medical provider, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Paulozzi LPA, we are going to thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the following:
Ohio does have caps in place on non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, so working with an attorney is vital to ensuring that you receive all of the compensation you can get.