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Jury awards $7.4 million for brain damage caused by negligence

Medical mistakes can have dire consequences. This was apparent in a medical malpractice case where an Erie County jury ruled against two neurologists and their Sandusky medical practice in August and awarded $7.4 million for a woman's permanent brain damage caused by the alleged misdiagnosis.

Surgical mistakes are a common form of medical malpractice

Ohio residents undergo surgical procedures for a number of reasons. While some are subjected to operations in order to save them from life-threatening conditions, others have elective surgeries to fix issues that they perceive in their own bodies. All surgeries introduce serious risks into the lives of those who endure them and it is an unfortunate fact that many surgical mistakes happen to Americans each and every year.

Loss of embryos leads to lawsuits

Changing technology can complicate negligence lawsuits. For instance, in a recent situation, Ohio courts will need to rule on whether the destruction of thousands of eggs and embryos at University Hospitals is a personal negligence or medical malpractice case, which can limit the award of extra punitive damages.

Is an apology evidence?

Proving a medical malpractice case in Ohio requires the presentation of sufficient evidence. However, the state Supreme Court recently ruled that the state's Apology Statute prohibits a doctor's admission of fault from being considered if the statement was part of an apology for a medical result that was unintended.

Can a hospital be liable in a medical malpractice suit?

When we enter a hospital in Ohio, we expect the medical professionals to treat us with professional care and service. The last thing on our minds should be the thought or potential that we will walk out sicker or more injured than when we entered. Unfortunately, like any industry or business, mistakes can happen. When it comes to medical malpractice however, the mistakes could lead to serious illness, injuries or even, in some cases, death. Can a hospital itself be liable for medical malpractice? The short answer is yes, but it is more complicated than that.

How long does one have to file a medical malpractice claim?

Most people in Ohio would prefer not to have to go to medical professionals. Usually when people need to go to them, it means that they are either sick or injured. However, they are also necessary, in many cases, to ensure that the person will recover from these injuries and illnesses. That is also exactly what people expect when they go to these medical professionals.


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