Medical Negligence Lawyers Serving Ohio & Kentucky
Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Negligence by a medical professional could include an error in a diagnosis, treatment, or illness management.
If you have been harmed by the actions (or inactions) of a medical professional or a health care institution, you need the help of experienced medical malpractice attorneys. In medical cases, the subject matter must be carefully researched and understood by the lawyer – and then the lawyer needs to have the ability to explain complex medical matters to a jury.
At Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, our medical negligence lawyers have represented clients in especially challenging cases of negligence, including:
- Birth injuries
- Birth trauma
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Amputation errors
- Brain injuries
- Neurological damage
- Inadequate staffing
- Hospital negligence
Our firm gives each case personal attention. We will investigate, research the medical literature, talk with expert witnesses, present your claim to the responsible parties, and recommend what actions you should take.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical personnel, call us today at 513-721-1350 in Cincinnati, 859-547-1382 in Newport, or contact us online.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice
Q: What is medical malpractice?
A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital or hospital worker, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients.
Q: Does someone who is not satisfied with the results of his or her surgery have a malpractice case?
A:In general, there are no guarantees of medical results, and unexpected or unsuccessful results do not necessarily mean negligence occurred. To succeed in a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff has to show an injury or damages that resulted from the doctor’s deviation from the standard of care applicable to the procedure.
Q: What should I do if a think I have a medical malpractice claim?
A: You should talk to a lawyer who specializes in such cases, as soon as possible. Tell the attorney exactly what happened, from your first visit to the doctor or other health care provider, through your last contact with him or her. If possible, obtain your medical records and bring them to your first meeting with the attorney. There are time limits governing how long someone may bring a medical malpractice claim, so time is of the essence.