Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Disfigurement in Cleveland, Ohio? September 21, 2012.
Car accidents, chemical burns, and medical malpractice such as surgical burns can all cause disfigurement and give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Other causes may include:
- plastic surgery mistakes;
- staph and other infections of a surgical site;
- laser eye surgery mistakes;
- wrong-site surgery;
- amputation; and
- surgical errors.
In addition to physical pain and discomfort, a patient may suffer emotional ramifications, such as shame, embarrassment, depression, sadness, grief, anger, low self-esteem, social withdrawal, and anxiety. A victim may need counseling in order to overcome these feelings and thoughts, or the help of a support group.
The medical expenses a disfigured patient may incur while treating physical and mental injuries can be extensive, but malpractice attorneys can help pursue compensation for those costs you shouldn’t have to pay. To learn about your legal options and rights, contact our Cleveland attorneys for a free consultation. Or download or request Chris Mellino‘s free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.