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Holding Doctors Responsible for Medical Negligence in Cincinnati and Covington
We all place a great deal of faith in our doctors and other medical practitioners. Unfortunately, among every type of practice and specialty, there are physicians who are negligent and deliver care that is not up to the accepted medical standard. When injuries, illness, and wrongful death result from substandard care provided by a physician or other medical professional, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to learn about your options.
At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping clients across Kentucky and Ohio obtain monetary compensation for the harm caused to them by medical negligence. To learn more about how we can assist you or your loved one in any matter related to physician negligence, give our Cincinnati and Covington-based law firm a call (toll-free) at 800-698-4054 today for a free consultation.
A Fact About Physician Malpractice
Between 1990 and 2002, 5% of all doctors were responsible for 54% of medical malpractice awards, according to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
When is a Physician Responsible for Negligence?
When you visit a health care professional of any kind, that provider has a certain duty to provide you with the appropriate treatment and care that any reasonable physician would under the same or similar circumstances. A failure to diagnose or administer proper care can result in injurious, sometimes deadly medical errors. When this occurs, medical providers can be held legally responsible for their negligent act or omission through a medical malpractice claim.
Physicians are guilty of negligence more often than you may think. However, in order for a successful medical malpractice suit to occur, certain legal elements must be established within the claim. For example, if a patient died from a stroke that a doctor failed to diagnose and treat accordingly, it must be proven that the death would’ve been preventable if not for the doctor’s medical negligence.
Problems may arise when doctors fail to communicate, fail to order the right tests, fail to see the patient in a timely manner, prescribe the wrong medication, fail to take appropriate action, and more.
When Medical Professionals Cause Harm or Injury
The first element of a medical malpractice claim is proving that a formal doctor-patient relationship existed. The next is establishing what the appropriate standard of care would be in this specific situation. Next, your attorney must prove that there was a distinct breach in this duty of care and that breach ultimately led to you or your loved one’s injuries.
As you can imagine, serious medical and hospital mistakes can result in a patient’s condition deteriorating, limit one’s ability to achieve proper treatment and recovery, and cause unnecessary mental distress. What’s more, victims face the repercussions of having wasted time and money on tests and treatments. This may include unnecessary surgery, exposure to risky and dangerous treatments (such as chemo or radiation), and an overall higher risk of complications and wrongful death.
As experienced medical injury attorneys, our team at TLF has seen medical malpractice claims of all types. As a result, we know what it takes to hold a medical professional accountable for their negligent acts and obtain compensation for our injured clients and their families. Whether you are an injured patient or you lost a family member due to medical malpractice, the attorneys at The Medical Injury Firm can help.
Fighting For Compensatory Damages for Injuries Caused by Physicians and Other Medical Professionals
It can be extremely difficult to prove that a physician or medical provider acted in a negligent manner and that that negligence resulted in actual damages. That is what we’re here for. At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, our Covington and Cincinnati medical malpractice attorneys have more than 50 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases involving negligent physicians. We have developed a reputation as skilled and compassionate advocates in all types of medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury cases.
When an attorney at our law firm takes on your case, we will work hard to cover every base and obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. This includes fighting for compensation for both economic damages and non-economic damages.
- Present and future medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of employment or business opportunities
- Loss of use of property
- Value of domestic services
- Any other financial losses resulting from the negligence
- Funeral and burial expenses (in cases of wrongful death)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- And more
In some especially egregious cases, we may even be able to recover punitive damages.
Negligent Physicians Within Every Medical Specialty
Negligence occurs in all medical specialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, radiology, general surgery, anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, plastic surgery, and pharmacology. Anywhere a patient may receive medical treatment, diagnoses, and advice from a professional health care practitioner may fall under the scope of medical malpractice law.
Additionally, as physicians and other health care professionals are involved in such a wide range of their clients’ medical lives, there are innumerable areas where medical malpractice can occur. Failure to diagnose and delays in diagnoses of serious conditions are common physician malpractice claims. Others include prescription and medication errors, mistakes in pregnancy resulting in birth injuries, pediatric medical malpractice, mistakes when administering anesthesia, urgent care and emergency room errors, radiology mistakes, and pain medication overdoses.
Contact TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm by calling us toll-free at 800-698-4054 and learn more about how we can assist you in any matter related to physician negligence.
Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney
The purpose of a medical malpractice claim to recompensate the victim and/or their family by way of awarding damages for the harm that was caused. However, this process is certainly not a walk in the park. A malpractice suit of any kind is riddled with legal hurdles and complexities that require the assistance of a skilled attorney with plenty of experience and knowledge in the area.
At TLF, we know the medical and legal standards that doctors across Ohio and Kentucky must adhere to, and we stand ready to hold them accountable when a negligent act (or omission) breaches these standards. Our Ohio and Kentucky personal injury lawyers investigate the issues and consult with our in-house nurse and our nationwide network of specialists to prove each of the essential elements of your medical malpractice claim. Though most medical malpractice cases settle before trial, our attorneys are always prepared to take the case before a judge to ensure our client obtains the compensation that is entitled to and deserved by them.
Physician Negligence Attorneys in Covington, KY & Cincinnati, OH | Free Evaluation
At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, our medical and personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of physician negligence and their families recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries while protecting their legal rights and holding negligent physicians liable. We have more than 50 years of experience serving injured clients and their family members throughout northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio.
If you think you may have a malpractice case, don’t hesitate to reach out and see if an attorney-client relationship may be beneficial to you. To discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice attorney from our firm, call us at 800-698-4054 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
You Pay No Fees Unless We Win!
We are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us as your legal counsel, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial damages.