Medical Malpractice Claims for Disfigurement in Cleveland, Ohio September 25, 2013.

Disfigurement can be devastating, particularly when a trained medical professional caused it. Filing a medical malpractice claim may recover damages to pay for:

  • reconstructive surgery, such as skin or bone grafts;
  • prosthesis;
  • hair transplants;
  • antibiotics and other medication to treat infection; and
  • plastic surgery.

Treatment for psychological effects of disfigurement may include:

  • antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications;
  • individual and group therapy sessions;
  • therapy that teaches self-coping mechanisms such as stress relief, meditation, and breathing exercises;
  • cognitive behavioral therapy; and
  • psychotherapy.

If you have questions about disfigurement, a potential claim, or Ohio’s statute of limitations, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide on how to file a claim.