We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice. We have been protecting the rights of injured people for over 40 years.
Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:
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About Medical Malpractice
As specialists in the medical malpractice field for over 40 years, the attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group in Ohio have, unfortunately, seen just about everything from brain damage after an operation to the amputation of the wrong limb to even death. In all these cases, the patient was harmed by the negligence of someone in the medical field.
So what exactly is medical malpractice? Here’s the definition...Medical Malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a healthcare provider in which the treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
Now here are some facts that you may not be aware of:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.. Cancer is the second leading cause. And believe it or not, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
- Averaging a payout every 3/4 of an hour in 2012, over $3,000,000,000 (yes, that’s in the billions) was paid out for medical malpractice for the year 2012.
Yes, that is a lot of medical mistakes. These mistakes can occur at any point during your treatment. In the beginning, perhaps the wrong diagnosis was made or maybe it was made too late on the doctor’s end (thats a bad thing if cancer is involved, due to spreading). Then, of course, there is the actual operation. A variety of things can occur, everything from the wrong amount of anesthesia being used to a sponge or other surgical tool being left in the patient. Afterwards, there could be a mistake in the amount of pain killer prescribed. In any case, you really only have a malpractice case if actual harm came to you because of the medical mistake.
In addition, you may go to a doctor for a problem you are having and he may tell you that this is due to something that a previous doctor did wrong. The medical malpractice lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group would like to say that if you learned from your current doctor that a previous physician is guilty of negligent medical care, there are time restrictions during which you must report the action. Every state is different so if you are in Ohio, it is best to consult with a medical malpractice attorney at the Eshelman Legal Group to see if you have a case...and as always, your initial consultation is free.
Basically what it comes down to is this...nobody wants to fall victim to medical malpractice. It is always best to take charge of your own healthcare. When you meet with your doctor, come prepared with a list of questions. Go get second opinions. And speak up for yourself. Don’t be intimidated if you feel as though something is wrong, tell your healthcare provider. Also, in case you may not remember or understand something, it is always best to bring a trusted family member or close friend with you to your appointments.
If, however, you do find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice, please visit the Eshelman Legal Group’s secure website today at www.eshelmanlegalgroup.com. From here, you can ask questions, read about various cases and even set up an appointment for your free consultation. And remember, you may want to do this soon, as there are time limitations after the medical malpractice occurred for which you can file your claim.
Ask yourself this question…who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.