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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Healthcare in the United States is an incredibly important and we understand the level of service that doctors, nurses and medical professions provide society on a daily basis. That being said, mistakes do happen. In some cases, mistakes by doctors and surgeons can cause severe injuries and even death. When the mistake made had a strong causal link to the injuries or death and deviated from the standard of care for that particular treatment, the injured patient may have a medical malpractice case. Sawan & Sawan represents patients injured by medical negligence. Call 419-900-0955 for a free consultation if you’ve been injured by medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice Injuries
In the United States, medical malpractice injuries are far too common. According to Ohio State University, anywhere from 44,000 to 440,000 medical errors lead to death every year. In the United States, there are approximately 1.5 million medication errors made per year. 15% of all diagnosis are in made in error. Medical malpractice costs about $12 per American per year, or $3.9 billion dollars. OBGYN’s seem to be sued for medical malpractice most often, with an estimated 1 out of every 3,711 births resulting in a malpractice claim. The average value of these claims is $1.1 million. Out of all medical malpractice claims made in a given year, the following specialities are the most common:
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
When it comes to filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice, the process is unique in each jurisdiction. For this reason, these legal claims are very complicated and requires a skilled medical malpractice attorney in the jurisdiction involved in your case. That being said, most cases are going to involve certain broad considerations. A few of those considerations are as follows:
- Statutes of Limitations and potential extensions of those time periods.
- The need for expert medical testimony on the scope of injuries and causation.
- The impact of damage caps, if applicable.
In a medical malpractice action, it’s important to remember that we are not just talking about bad medicine. We are talking about a deviation from the standard of care expected of medical professionals in their respective profession. Due to this, it is vital that you engage a lawyer that understands the law and how to effectively use experts to prove the standard of care. At Sawan & Sawan, our lawyers have a combined 35+ years of legal experience delivering for victims of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one have a medical malpractice issue, please schedule a free consultation with our team of personal injury lawyers today.
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan