When we undergo surgery, we literally put our lives in the hands of healthcare providers. We trust that they’ll make the right decisions and rely on their specialized training to address a health concern. Yet, if you’re here, things didn’t exactly go as planned. What’s more, after suffering an unanticipated complication, you might not know where to turn for legal assistance.
Look no further than the Springfield personal injury lawyers at The Fitch Law Firm LLC. Our surgical errors team can get to the bottom of what caused the error, then build a case that holds the negligent healthcare provider responsible. We offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss your case and next steps.
We Represent Surgical Errors Clients in Springfield at No Upfront Cost
Our medical malpractice lawyers believe you should not have to wait to pursue the person or entity responsible for your surgical error due to concern about the cost of legal support. We will accept your case on a contingency-fee basis.
Our no-win, no-fee policy means you only compensate us after we recover compensation for you. If we cannot obtain a financial award, you will not owe us anything at all.
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How Our Surgical Errors Attorney Supports Springfield, Ohio, Clients
Our principal attorney and founder, John Fitch, has over 30 years of experience in personal injury cases. Our team is aggressive yet compassionate, providing responsive, communicative service to injured clients.
To strengthen and support your case, we will:
- Consult relevant medical experts
- Obtain and examine your medical records
- Submit required personal injury claim forms
- Draft and file your potential lawsuit
- Handle all case-related communications
- Calculate your medical bills
- Negotiate a fair and appropriate settlement
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, our team is available around the clock and will travel to you as needed. We have won some of the highest personal injury verdicts in Ohio history and will fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
We Identify the Negligent Parties in Your Surgical Errors Case
Preparing your case starts with understanding why the surgical mistake happened and who bears financial liability. Potentially liable parties in surgical error cases can include:
- Hospital administrators
- Surgical nurses
- The surgeon
- The surgical staff
Our investigation will identify the at-fault party or parties. We will also take on their insurance companies, document the validity of your case, and build a solid claim for financial recovery.
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Springfield Surgical Errors That Could Warrant Financial Compensation
Every surgery is inherently risky. Surgeons know this, and that’s why they’re held to a high standard of care. Our legal team represents clients with surgical errors involving:
- Insufficient surgeon or staff training
- Mislabeled surgical specimens
- Patient-caregiver miscommunication
- Retention of foreign bodies
- Surgeon burnout
- Surgery on the wrong patient
- Unnecessary surgical procedures
- Wrong-procedure surgeries
- Wrong-site surgeries
- Birth injuries
Potential surgical errors also include anesthesia errors, unclean operating rooms, and missed diagnoses. You do not have to identify the error that compromised your surgery, damaged your health, or hindered your recovery. Instead, our legal team will investigate your case, including consulting medical and surgical experts.
An Affidavit of Merit Is Mandatory in Springfield, OH, Medical Error Cases
Not every medical or surgical error constitutes medical negligence, medical malpractice, or a surgical mistake. When we allege a surgical error in your case, we support these allegations with an Affidavit of Merit. This document is mandatory, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2323.451, and it must:
- Comply with all elements of the discovery process
- Be filed in conjunction with your surgical errors lawsuit
- Certify the merits of your case by a qualified surgeon
- Describe the standard of care that was not met in your case
- Agree that there was a deviation from the standard of care
Ohio law requires an individual Affidavit of Merit for each liable party. Your medical malpractice attorney will consult a qualified surgeon or another medical expert, allowing us to complete and submit this required part of your case.
Compensation We Request for Victims of Surgical Errors in Springfield
If a surgical error damaged your health or left you with a disfiguring injury, you could recover the costs of any corrective procedures and recovery expenses. When our surgical error lawyers serving Springfield represent you, the compensation request we make on your behalf will include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses related to the surgical mistake
- Past, present, and future income losses related to your injury and recovery
- Ongoing physical pain and suffering and lasting mental and emotional trauma
- Various non-economic damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and disability
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, we know how complicated it can be to understand all the compensation you are entitled to recover. We will create a detailed list that helps you avoid having your case undervalued or underpaid.
Wrongful Death Compensation After a Fatal Surgical Error in Springfield
While we know nothing can atone for the unexpected loss of a loved one, we also know your loss can create financial hardship for your family. Our law firm will pursue wrongful death damages for your family.
With our support, you can pursue the cost of your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses. You can also seek maximum compensation for the loss of your loved one’s financial support and household services.
When you consult with our legal team, we will explain how wrongful death actions are filed in Ohio and which family members can receive any resulting financial awards.
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If your health or the health of a loved one was damaged by a surgical error, our law firm will help you seek compensation from one or more negligent parties. Our Springfield surgical errors lawyer will represent you against the insurance companies and negotiate the best possible outcome for you.
Find out how hard our team at The Fitch Law Firm LLC will go to bat for you by contacting our consultation team today.
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