As children growing up, many of us can remember having a fear of going to the doctor. In fact, for many people, this fear lasts into adulthood. The good news is that, for the most part, there is nothing to fear. Doctors and physicians are not only very well trained, but their profession is also overseen by state medical boards. These industry safeguards make modern medicine a positive force in most people’s lives.
However, sometimes doctors and hospitals make mistakes, and when they do, the results can be devastating. Mistakes made by doctors and hospitals are known as medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a family member suffered due to medical malpractice in the Dayton area, you should know that you have options. Having a medical malpractice lawyer fight for you is one of those options. The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC, Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Dayton Medical Malpractice Victims
When a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional makes mistakes that lead to injuries, you have the right to hold them accountable for those mistakes. All too often, medical malpractice can lead to devastating injuries, including paralysis and other impairments.
Some injuries sustained because of medical malpractice may even be fatal. If you or a loved one is in this situation, a lawyer from our law firm’s Dayton office can review your paralysis case.
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The Fitch Law Firm LLC; Highly Rated and Well Reviewed Attorneys
When you have a legal case of any kind, you want representation from a lawyer who is well respected in their field. This goes doubly so for medical malpractice cases and personal injury law because they are so complicated. Your case is basically your one chance to get properly compensated for your injuries, so it stands to reason you should have a highly rated lawyer.
Our firm’s lead attorney, John Fitch, has achieved a 10.0 score on Avvo’s legal ratings. This rating is reserved for attorneys who go the extra mile, are committed to client service, and have a history of results. John has also been highly rated by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and professionalism. So, when you hire the Fitch Law Firm LLC, you’re getting attorneys who are clearly.
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We Can Help You Gather the Evidence Necessary to Build a Strong Medical Malpractice Case
In many cases, medical professionals and facilities try to deny fault, shift blame, and cover up mistakes so that they can avoid a lawsuit. We can get to the bottom of your case by completing a thorough investigation into your case. With our help, you can discover what caused your paralysis injuries and who is responsible for them.
When surgery, medical procedures, and other forms of medical treatment cause injuries and other medical problems that should not occur, you have the right to seek justice for your losses. You may now be facing significant medical expenses that you did not expect, and you may need further treatment, ongoing care, or both. We can gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case against the parties who committed medical malpractice.
Our Firm Gets the Results Our Clients Want to See
Our past case results include a settlement for $2.6 million in a medical malpractice case, $1.5 million in a medical negligence case, and $2.2 million in a case involving surgical errors. While not all medical malpractice cases involve such high dollar amounts, and such results may not be typical, we know how to approach these cases and work to resolve them as positively as possible.
How Much Is My Dayton Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Medical malpractice is not a “one size fits all” affair. Every medical malpractice case is unique unto itself, and several different factors will determine the potential recoverable damages in your case. First, we need to access the extent and severity of your injuries.
Any medical bills associated with your treatment and recovery will need to be calculated. Sometimes, those bills can include after-accident care that lasts for years into the future or even permanently. We would also seek additional damages in your case for whatever period those injuries left you unable to work. Finally, if your case involves long-term damage to your quality of life, we will also seek damages for that.
We need to consult with you personally to in your case before giving you an idea of how much recoverable damages we would seek on your behalf. With that said, our firm always seeks to collect the maximum recoverable damages for our clients in medical malpractice cases, whatever that may be.
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Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
The medical field is complex, so you’ll want a law firm that has the specialized knowledge necessary to handle complex cases. You likely will need medical experts on your side to help prove your case. We are accustomed to routinely working with these experts to support medical malpractice claims and know how to effectively interpret and explain their medical opinions.
Physicians, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities have vast resources of malpractice insurance companies to defend them against malpractice cases like yours. Without an attorney on your side, you could be facing these defense attorneys and all their resources on your own. We are here, so you do not have to fight this battle on your own.
How Much does the Fitch Law Firm LLC Charge to Represent Medical Malpractice Victims?
Here at the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we’ve been getting justice for injured victims for over 30 years. We’ve learned a lot in that time, and one of the things we’ve learned is that the fear of legal bills keeps a lot of medical malpractice victims from seeking representation. The bitter irony here is that if you’re a medical malpractice victim, you probably need an attorney, whether you can afford one or not.
The way we see it, your only area of focus as a medical malpractice victim should be your recovery. That’s why the Fitch Law Firm LLC takes medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. That means if we take your case, you don’t pay for our legal services unless and until we collect recoverable damages for your injuries. If we fight your case and are unable to collect any damages, you don’t owe us any money. We promise.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Determine if the Necessary Elements Are Present in Your Case to File a Medical Malpractice Claim
Not every unwanted or unexpected outcome or injury is the result of medical malpractice. However, you do need to prove certain elements to maintain a medical malpractice case under state law.
Required elements in a medical malpractice case include the following:
- A legal duty of care that the medical professional owes the patient as a result of the doctor-patient relationship
- Medical care that fell below the reasonable standard of care for the medical profession
- Medical negligence directly harmed the patient
- The patient suffered injuries as a result of the harm that occurred
A medical malpractice case can arise under various circumstances. For example, doctors may be liable if they make an error while performing surgery that results in a patient’s paralysis. Hospitals may be liable for medical malpractice if their emergency rooms are so understaffed that they misdiagnose a patient and perform the wrong treatment. Our lawyer, who handles paralysis cases in our Dayton office, can analyze your situation and determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim.
Compensation for Which You May Be Eligible after a Malpractice Incident Resulting in Paralysis
The costs of paralysis and other catastrophic injuries from an incident of medical malpractice can be overwhelming. You likely are facing not only medical expenses but also time away from work and your family while you receive medical treatment. In cases involving paralysis, you may be unable to return to your prior career or engage in the activities that you regularly enjoyed.
Common Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
In a medical malpractice claim, you may be eligible for different kinds of compensation to cover your losses. Some of the most common forms of compensation or damages in a medical malpractice case can include:
- Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgical, and emergency transport costs
- Lost income from being off work, perhaps permanently
- Costs of home health services or long-term personal care
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of ability to engage in enjoyable activities
Damages Unique to Paralysis Injuries
Paralysis resulting from medical malpractice can result in unique expenses, such as the costs of medical assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and wheelchairs lifts. Injury victims may need to remodel their homes to accommodate wheelchair usage or purchase specialized beds or other furniture. These expenses may be part of a damages award in a medical malpractice case.
Limits on Damages
Ohio law does place some limits on non-economic damages in some medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Non-economic damages are those that are related to losses not tied to a specific monetary expense and are frequently referred to as pain and suffering.
We Can’t Fight for You Unless You Call Us
The Fitch Law Firm LLC has been helping Dayton area residents with medical malpractice cases for many years. If you find yourself in this regrettable situation, having the right legal team fighting for you could be your best way out of it. The Fitch Law Firm LLC wants to be that legal team.
Our track record of fighting and winning for people spans over 30 years. We’ve won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we want to help you get the compensation your case deserves. But we can’t begin fighting for you until you pick up the phone and call us. If you take that first step, we’re ready to take it from there.
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