Proving Medical Malpractice in Ohio with an Attorney May 1, 2012.
Deciding to pursue compensation in an Ohio medical malpractice claim is a big step toward putting your life back together following an illness or injury that stemmed from a physician’s error, which can attorney can help you prove.
When you start pursuing your claim, you may wonder how exactly your attorney will prove that your condition was caused by your doctor’s negligence. While it can be a challenge,experienced attorneys are excellent at collecting evidence to build a strong case.
Proof in a medical malpractice case can be anything that shows that the medical practitioner did not provide an acceptable standard of care. This can mean that the doctor did something wrong (for example prescribed an incorrect treatment) or did not do something that should have been done (i.e. following up on a patient after treatment).
To support this, an attorney in a medical malpractice suit often calls an expert witness.These may be physicians who can explain what a doctor should do in a particular situation and how the outcome might have been different had your doctor acted competently.
In addition to proving negligence, you attorney also has to prove that your physician’s mistake caused you harm. This is usually fairly easy to do; most malpractice victims suffer a great deal because of the error and have medical records showing that fact.
Contacting an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you’ve been injured by a physician’s error and have suffered physical pain and financial loss, you may be eligible for compensation. Call Mellino Law at (440) 333-3800.and speak with an attorney about your options.