Potential Liable Parties in an Ohio Medical Malpractice Claim November 28, 2017.
If your surgeon removed the wrong kidney, amputated the wrong leg, damaged a nerve, or gave you a bad prognosis after misdiagnosing cancer symptoms for months, you may wonder, "Who can I sue for medical malpractice?" The answer to this question isn’t limited to the person who hurt you. At times, hospitals, clinics, and their staff may be held liable in a claim. Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office to determine who’s liable in your case.
Who Can I Hold Responsible in my Medical Malpractice Claim?
Any person or facility that provides healthcare can be held liable in a medical malpractice claim. This includes:
- whether they are private or publicly owned, hospitals can be held accountable for their negligence or for the negligence of their employees;
- pharmaceutical companies can be held responsible if a prescription drug caused illness or injury and the company did not warn physicians of possible harmful side effects;
- nursing homes and other medical facilities, such as urgent care clinics or rehabilitation centers, can be held liable if a harmful mistake was made; and
- anesthetists, if someone suffered a severe and debilitating injury as a result of an anesthesia overdose.
How Do I Know If I Have a Claim?
A bad medical outcome doesn’t always mean you have been the victim of medical malpractice. Sometimes patients do not respond to treatment. Attorneys Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.