Ohio Medical Malpractice: 7 Forms of Medical Negligence in Hospitals March 24, 2012.

Hospitals are often held legally responsible in Ohio medical malpractice cases when negligence injures a patient.

In order to file a claim, you must be able to show that some form of medical negligence took place. Negligence is simply the legal term that refers to any behavior that a medical professional performs that contradicted an acceptable standard of care for the patient.

In other words, you must show that the hospital contributed to your injuries due to a mistake, accident, or miscommunication.

There are several situations in which a hospital may be found negligent, including:

  1. emergency room errors;
  2. labor and delivery mistakes;
  3. failure to diagnose an illness or infection;
  4. misdiagnosis;
  5. surgical mistakes and wrong-site surgeries;
  6. hospital-acquired infections (HAIs); and
  7. improper or insufficient monitoring of treatment.

If you have questions about filing a medical malpractice claim against a hospital, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.