Disfigurement Trauma from Ohio Medical Malpractice or Medical Error March 28, 2012.
When a medical error in Ohio causes disfigurement, the psychological consequences can be as traumatizing as the physical injury itself.
In order to be awarded compensation for trauma and emotional duress, you must show the jury that you endured something that would have "profoundly disturbed" any average individual, that you required some kind of psychological treatment, and that you befell some other hardship in your life (such as your marriage coming apart, losing your job, etc.).
Disfigurement often carries well with juries, who will sympathize with the changes to your physical self and the psychological trauma of undergoing that change. Speak to your Cleveland lawyer about what kinds of evidence and testimony you should prepare.
Medical malpractice is a complex issue that requires the attention of an experienced professional who understands not only the laws governing malpractice in your state, but also what kinds of expenses you will be facing in future treatments and procedures for your injury.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a medical error in Cleveland, a lawyer who dedicates their practice to the pursuit of justice for malpractice victims may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the expenses you’ve incurred, in addition to your pain and suffering.