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 personal injury, 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?
Have you been injured by a doctor in Ohio?
At Chester Law Group Co. LPA, we help families throughout Ohio bring personal injury claims. Below are specific examples of medical negligence claims.
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 personal injury 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. If you are seriously injured due to a medical mistake or negligence, you deserve to be compensated. While the road to resolution can be difficult in these cases, a personal injury lawyer will guide you each step of the way. When you work with us, a personal injury lawyer will take over your legal burden and work to alleviate as much of the related stress as possible.
DISCLAIMER: When necessary, Chester Law Group with client consent teams up with litigation co-counsel with trial experience in medical malpractice claims to help clients achieve the best results possible.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE: 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. The litigation co-counsel was Chris Mellino.
Settlement: $1,000,000; March 2015
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE: 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
DISCLAIMER: When necessary, Chester Law Group with client consent teams up with litigation co-counsel with trial experience in medical malpractice claims to help clients achieve the best results possible. The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. The litigation co-counsel is listed where appropriate.
- Medical Malpractice
Because of attorney Chester I was able to get through everything and get my neck and upper back treated. Mr. Chester and his staff were honest and worked in my best interests. I am thankful.
– Jeffrey W.
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 personal injury 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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