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Columbus Medical Negligence Attorney

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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.

How to Prove a Medical Malpractice Claim

In order to prove that a doctor, nurse or other medical employee acted negligently, a plaintiff must be able to prove four key elements:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed to establish the doctor's duty to care
  • The doctor's negligence was the direct cause of injury
  • The doctor (or medical professional) abandoned that duty to care by acting negligently
  • The injury is significant or damaging

Medical malpractice can manifest itself in many forms. Due to the fact that the medical field is so broad, the extent and nature of injuries caused by medical malpractice can vary. Do not rule out your ability to receive a fair recovery because you believe your injury or ailment is "merely" a fluke uncommon to that particular field of medicine and treatment. Let a personal injury lawyer help you determine if you can pursue financial compensation for malpractice.

Causes of Medical Malpractice

While it may be said that much of the work of a personal injury attorney is helping people find the recoveries they deserve after they have been wrongfully injured, there is also a good deal of hopeful prevention in our line of work. By bringing cases of medical malpractice to court and to the public’s attention, we may be able to stop such negligence and wrongdoing from harming another individual. The evidence brought up in such a case can also be used in the future by investigators to pinpoint the causes and eliminate them before another incident occurs. For these reasons, and so many more, it is of utmost importance that you file your claim and allow us to look into your case for evidence of malpractice.

Causes of medical malpractice that frequently show up in courtroom cases include:

  • Exhaustion and fatigue (long hours)
  • Miscommunication between branches of clinic
  • Inadequate staff on-hand for emergencies
  • Ineptitude and a general lack of supervision
  • Illegible prescriptions
  • Misidentified patients (clerical errors)

We acknowledge that it can be extremely stressful to work in a hospital or medical clinic. We must also acknowledge that no reason for medical malpractice is ever a viable excuse for such negligence. When people come to a professional doctor for care, they have the right to expect it to be accurate, efficient, and safe. They should not have to worry about whether or not they are going to go home in a worse conditions than when they arrived there in the first place.

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At Rourke and Blumenthal, our attorneys share more than 75 years of combined experience in the field of personal injury. We have successfully recovered over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our past clients, including single verdicts of over one million dollars. As a result, several of our attorneys have been given membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

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