Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
Cleveland personal injury attorney at Paulozzi LPA are dedicated to assisting their clients with getting the justice they deserve after being hurt due to another party’s negligence. Call us now at 440-332-7189.

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Medical Malpractice Attorney CLEVELAND

When you or someone you love need to seek medical treatment, you expect that you will be helped, not hurt, by medical professionals. Unfortunately, there are times when the negligence or carelessness of a healthcare provider can cause further harm to someone.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we know how complicated these cases can become, especially when going against insurance companies and other medical providers. We also understand the importance of you getting a fair compensation for what has happened. Let us get to work today when you need Cleveland medical malpractice attorney.

What Is Going On?

We know that people seek help from medical professionals in order to feel better. What you may not realize is that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that around 250,000 people lose their lives due to medical mistakes each year and that millions more survive and must live with the consequences of what happened.

Think about how many medical professionals there are:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Surgeons

Each of these people should perform at a high level for every patient, but their negligence can cause major patient harm:

  • Diagnostic mistakes: According to Johns Hopkins researchers, errors made when diagnosing patients are the most devastating because they can lead to either delayed treatment or even no treatment at all. This contributes to extreme patient suffering and higher medical costs.
  • Medication errors: An incredible amount of people inside a hospital setting experience medication errors. This can include receiving the wrong medication, the wrong dosage, or not getting the correct medication. Patients discharged often have medication errors, leading to medication problems at home.
  • Infections: We know that one out of every 30 patients in the hospital acquires an infection each day. This occurs when medical staff fails to follow proper protocols to prevent infections from forming or spreading.
  • Surgical mistakes: We have heard of surgical errors such as operating on the wrong body part or surgical instruments being left behind inside of a patient. These are serious mistakes called “never events.” Surgery is complicated and there are many other errors that can happen if a surgeon or anyone on the surgical team is careless or negligent.

If You Have Been Injured

Medical mistakes are scary and much more common than most people realize. This is an unfortunate reality and if you or a loved one have been injured due to a medical error, seek legal assistance immediately. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our team understands these cases and will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your error-related expenses. This can include:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses
  • Coverage of lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against everyone responsible

When you need a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 800-529-6446. These are not easy cases, but we will not stop until you are taken care of.

How often do medical mistakes really occur?

We wish we could report better news, but medical mistakes occur at alarmingly high rates. Johns Hopkins researchers say that approximately 250,000 people are killed each year due to medical errors. This makes them the third leading cause of death in the country, behind only heart disease and cancer.

However, that is only part of the overall picture. While those families are left grieving with their losses, millions of other patients survive medical mistakes and are left dealing with the consequences, including massive medical bills, emotional, and psychological damages.

Some of the most common medical mistakes that occur include:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Early discharge from the hospital
  • Healthcare-acquired infections

Why is a country as developed as ours suffering this many medical errors?

This is a common question that people have when they realize how many medical mistakes occur in the US. It is also a hard question to answer. There are so many oversite boards for the various medical professionals in the country, and not all of them do their jobs well. The truth is that most medical mistakes are preventable, and regulators need to do a better job enforcing protocols and educating healthcare professionals.

What about birth injuries?

A new study has found that “Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy countries.”

Maternal and infant health in the US is worse than in any other developed nation. Much of this has to do with access to healthcare, or a lack thereof, by minorities and those with low socioeconomic status. We want you to understand that federal law prohibits nearly every hospital and emergency care facility from denying treatment to women in labor or who may be in labor.

How is the statute of limitations different for these cases versus other personal injury cases?

The medical malpractice statute of limitations in Ohio is only one year. We know that does not seem like much time. In fact, it is one year less than the limitations for most other personal injuries. This one-year limit comes with some caveats:

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