When we visit hospitals and medical facilities, we place a great amount of trust in doctors and medical providers. We seek their services to diagnose, treat and heal us. No one expects to be injured by a health care provider, so when it happens, the victims can be confused as to what they can do. If you were injured due to a medical mistake or negligence, who is responsible for paying your medical expenses? What if you are no longer able to work? And who is liable when a family member dies due to a medical error?
Injured By A Doctor In Ohio?
At Chester Law Group Co. LPA, we help families throughout Ohio bring medical malpractice claims. In doing so, we must prove that a medical provider needlessly endangered someone’s life or failed to provide treatment in the safest way possible. Specific cases we handle include:
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
Emergency room errors
Nursing home negligence
Overcoming The Challenges In A
Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult for plaintiffs to pursue. Before you can even file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must have a written opinion from a doctor stating that medical malpractice has occurred. However, even after the legal complaint is entered, there are still many hurdles to overcome. In most medical malpractice cases, negotiated settlements will be the favored option. Trials are risky and jurors tend to be sympathetic toward doctors. However, even when the plaintiff’s evidence is strong, sometimes the insurance company still won’t offer a fair settlement. When this happens, our attorneys are always ready for a courtroom battle. We will do whatever it takes to see that justice is served for our clients.
We are telling you about these challenges not to dissuade you from bringing a claim, but instead to educate you on what to expect. Our lawyers fully believe that if you are seriously injured due to a medical mistake or negligence, you deserve to be compensated. We only take cases that we believe in, so as your counsel, you can expect us to do everything in our power to ensure a successful outcome. While the road to resolution can be difficult in these cases, we are here to guide you each step of the way. When you work with us, our attorneys will take over your legal burden and work to alleviate as much of the related stress as possible.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: WRONG DRUG GIVEN DURING SURGERY: BRAIN INJURY
Our client, a middle-aged Northeast Ohio woman, went in for routine surgery. She checked the box stating she was allergic to a medication used in anesthesia. She identified the drug she was allergic to. The anesthesiologist gave her that drug and she ended up with serious injuries, including brain damage leading to memory loss. Litigation co-counsel was Chris Mellino.
The hospital made a confidential settlement before the jury trial. We went to trial against the doctors involved and received a $3,100,000 verdict. We are currently fighting on appeal.
Verdict: $3,100,000.00 jury verdict; September 2013. still on appeal 2018.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: FAILURE TO DO ULTRASOUND ON PREGNANT WOMAN
Our client, an Ohio woman was pregnant and went to her local hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. The hospital knew that she was pregnant but failed to use baby monitor or do an ultrasound. The mother had internal bleeding which resulted in the death of her unborn child. A lawsuit was filed and a settlement reached quickly after. Our sincerest sympathies go out to her and her family. This tragedy could have been avoided if the hospital staff had followed established legal guidelines for the treatment of pregnant women with abdominal pain. Litigation co-counsel was Chris Mellino.
Settlement: $1,000,000.00 March 2015
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE TOXIC KIDNEY STONES.
Our client, an Ohio resident in her eighties, went in for treatment of kidney stones. It was our position that the doctor did not do the proper testing to determine if the kidney stones were toxic. When the doctor dissolved the kidney stones, the toxic remains killed our client. We co-counseled this claim with Chris Mellino which settled for $850,000 before trial. There was very little in economic damages due to our client’s advanced age. We are sorry for her family’s loss
Settlement: $850,000. January 2013.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: BRAIN INJURY DURING SURGERY:
Our client was having surgery and she was given medication that she was allergic to. The doctors knew or should have known she was allergic because she had indicated this in her pre-surgical paperwork. As a result of her injury she has memory loss. The hospital made a confidential settlement before the jury trial date.
Awarded: Confidential Settlement 2013
- Medical Malpractice
I was well-satisfied and thought you all did a good job handling my case……a big thank you and lots of love goes out to you and your staff who handled my case.
– Marilyn L.
Do You Have A Case? Contact Our Law Firm To Find Out.
Most medical malpractice cases have a hard cap on compensation for pain and suffering, with the exception of wrongful death cases. Each case is different, so the best way to understand your position is to contact our law firm for a free consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers practice in 20 office locations throughout Ohio, including Akron — so you will be able to work with an attorney in your own community.
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