A medical error can damage your health, and it could leave you with serious mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Correcting a medical error and getting the psychological care and support you need can be costly. If you or someone you love was the victim of a medical error, The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help. We will investigate your medical error and prove its cause and resulting costs.
Our Springfield lawyer can review your medical error case for free, represent you on a contingency fee basis, and fight hard for the financial compensation you need. You deserve time to focus on getting better. In the meantime, our personal injury attorneys can get to work building the strongest possible case for monetary recovery.
What Is Considered a Medical Error?
StatPearls research defines a medical error as any event that can cause potential harm to you as a patient. No one expects their healthcare provider or facility to worsen rather than improve their medical condition. However, it can happen, and in these cases, you can hold the at-fault party financially accountable for the negligence that led to your current health complications.
To do so, our team will establish the legal elements of medical malpractice, which includes proof that:
- The healthcare provider owed you a duty of reasonable care.
- The care you received deviated from the acceptable standard of care.
- The healthcare provider’s action caused your injuries or damaged your health.
- Your injuries caused you to incur financial expenses and losses.
Our investigative team will build a robust evidence collection that proves these elements and your entitlement to financial recovery from the other party and their insurance provider.
Common Medical Errors in Springfield, Ohio
If we accept your case, we start by listening to your version of events. Rather than read through a wealth of documents, we want to hear about your overall health before and after the incident in your own words. Medical errors can include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Communication errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to disclose risks
- Inadequate follow-up
- Inappropriate treatment
- Misreading test results
- Missed diagnosis
- Pharmacy errors
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
This list is in no way exhaustive. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine research, medical errors are the third leading cause of fatalities in the U.S. If you were injured by a medical error, our team can help you get the compensation and corrective medical care you deserve.
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Available Compensation for Medical Errors
Our case assessment team will create a carefully detailed list of your recoverable damages. We will consult medical experts to understand the type of care you require now to treat your medical injury and the type and cost of care you will require to reach maximum medical improvement.
Forms of compensation our medical error attorney can demand for you include:
- All medical care required to resolve your medical error
- All income lost due to your injury and recovery
- Assistive medical devices and in-home medical support
- Rehabilitation, therapy, and psychological care expenses
- Lasting physical disability and disfiguring injuries
- Ongoing physical and emotional pain and suffering
If a loved one succumbed to a medical error, our law firm will request wrongful death damages, including the costs of making your loved one’s final arrangements. They might also cover your loss of the decedent’s income and household services and loss of consortium, companionship, guidance, and support.
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Let Our Medical Error Lawyer Handle Your Springfield, OH Case
Building medical malpractice cases is complex. If we handle your case, we will consult relevant experts and handle all verbal and written communication. To bolster and support your case, we can also:
- Obtain the required Affidavit of Merit
- Assess the monetary value of your case
- Prove the at-fault party’s negligence
- Complete and submit insurance claim forms
- File all required and relevant court documents
- Clarify medical, legal, and insurance terminology
- Locate and interview relevant witnesses
- Provide ongoing updates on the progress of your case
- Negotiate a favorable monetary settlement
- Take your case to court if a settlement cannot be reached
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, we are committed to treating you like a person in need of legal care, not a case file. Our lead attorney, John Fitch, has over 30 years of experience in personal injury cases, providing compassionate service to the clients we represent.
In addition, our fee structure means you can get started right away, without concern for any upfront or out-of-pocket costs since we cover those for you.
Know Who Can Be Sued for a Medical Error in Springfield, Ohio
Part of what makes cases of medical errors so complicated is the number of potentially liable parties. Your case could have one or more responsible persons and entities, so you might have to take on multiple insurance companies simultaneously.
We will not back down from your case. Healthcare professionals and facilities we may pursue for compensation can include:
- Medical technicians
- Nursing homes
Not every unfavorable medical outcome is grounds for medical malpractice. However, if your case does qualify, our investigation will prove your right to compensation, and we will aim to resolve your case via a settlement rather than a trial.
Call Our Springfield For a Free Consultation of Your Medical Error Case
If you or a loved one was injured by a medical error, you do not have to take on the negligent medical professional or facility and their insurance company on your own. At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, our Springfield medical error lawyer will help you recover compensation.
Get started collecting financial compensation and rebuilding your life by contacting one of our consultation team members today.
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