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Medical malpractice: Four reasons it happens

When you or a loved one is ill, the last thing you want to think about is medical malpractice. You just want the best possible care from your doctor.

Sadly, doctors are human and it does occur – sometimes with devastating consequences. You can – and should – file a medical malpractice claim if you or a loved one was harmed while seeking medical care.

So what exactly IS medical malpractice? It’s when a doctor or other healthcare provider doesn’t meet the standard of care for you. Also, in Ohio, that failure must result in an injury.

However, you should also be aware of some of the common causes of it so you can be your own best advocate in the event of a serious illness or injury. In our latest blog, the legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices are sharing four common reasons medical malpractice happens. Read on:

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are common medical malpractice claims. In birth injuries, the mother and baby can be harmed.

Surgical errors

We’ve all heard horror stories of the wrong limb being removed in a surgery or surgical instruments or equipment being left inside a patient. The fact is, surgery is complicated and often risky – and mistakes happen.

Drug errors

Prescription drug errors are a common medical malpractice claim. Doctors – and pharmacists – can give the wrong dosage, the wrong pill and fail to recognize drug interactions.

Missing a diagnosis

Feeling ill? If you go to the doctor, you probably expect a diagnosis. However, doctors can miss ailments, conditions and diseases, leading to death or other serious complications.

Schottenstein Law Offices

If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, our legal experts are here to help. We will help protect your rights, or the rights of your loved one. Call us today!