Columbus Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable
In our society, all persons are expected to exercise a reasonable amount of care when it comes to the health and safety of others around them. Some people are held to higher standards of care because of their vocations. The more influence a person has over the health or safety of other, the higher the standard of care is for them.
Medical professionals fall under this special category of what is known as professional negligence. Because they hold a tremendous amount of influence over the lives of their patients, medical professionals are expected to exercise a special degree of care in the actions and decisions they make concerning those patients. Claims of medical negligence are otherwise known as medical malpractice.
In order to prove that a doctor, nurse or other medical employee acted negligently, a plaintiff must be able to prove three key elements:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed to establish the doctor's duty to care
- The doctor (or medical professional) abandoned that duty to care by acting negligently
- The doctor's negligence was the direct cause of injury
Medical malpractice can manifest itself in many forms. Because the medical field is so broad, the extent and nature of injuries caused by medical malpractice can vary. Some common forms of medical malpractice in Columbus include:
- Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis
- Retained Surgical Items
- Birth Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Damage During Birth
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our attorneys share more than 75 years of combined experience in the field of personal injury. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our past clients and several of our attorneys have been given membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® because of the very achievement.
If you suspect your injuries were caused by medical malpractice, contact our firm today and speak with a Columbus medical malpractice lawyer about your situation in a free, no-obligation consultation.