If you were harmed because of medical negligence, or a loved one was injured or died, contact Gervelis Law Firm as soon as possible. Our experienced Ohio medical malpractice attorneys can work with you and make sure your personal injury case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. If you cannot come to us for your free consultation, our lawyers will come to you. Contact us right now and schedule an appointment. Call (866) 622-4096.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can mean either mistakes that health care professionals have made or a failure to provide adequate care. Some common medical malpractice mistakes include:
- Failing to recognize complications after surgery
- Delays or failures in diagnosing and properly treating a disease or condition
- Failure to take appropriate measures to ensure the birth of a healthy child
- Surgical errors made during an operation
- Mishandling of medical devices and instruments
- Failure to inform patients about the risks of an operation
- Prescription or dosage errors
Depending on the circumstances of your medical malpractice case, you have one to four years to take legal action in Ohio. Understanding Ohio's statute of limitations laws can be confusing. That's why it's important to contact our law firm as soon as possible - before it's too late.
What type of medical malpractice cases does Gervelis Law Firm handle?
There are many different types of medical malpractice cases. At our law firm, we have extensive experience handling a wide range, including two common types of cases:
We also handle cases involving defective medical devices and defective drugs. Whatever type of injury or illness you're dealing with caused by mistakes make by doctors, surgeons, nurses or other medical professionals, contact our law firm immediately to discover how we can protect your rights.
How can an Ohio medical malpractice attorney help me with my case?
Even though you may have one to four years in Ohio to take legal action against a hospital or doctor responsible for your medical issue or wrongful death, don't wait until the end of your deadline to take action. Gathering evidence in medical malpractice cases often takes a tremendous amount of time and work. In addition, evidence often disappears over time.
Our experienced Ohio medical malpractice attorneys know how to handle these complicated cases. If you choose to hire us, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and gather evidence that proves that negligent health care professionals are legally responsible for your injuries or illness.
We will seek maximum compensation for your family. But your case is about more than just money. It's about holding medical professionals accountable. It's about making sure such mistakes never happen again. It's about justice.
Gervelis Law Firm - righting wrongs, one medical malpractice case at a time.
Birth injuries can be devastating for families. Worst of all, many birth injuries occur due to mistakes made by medical professionals. Sometimes, the injuries occur during the mother's pregnancy. Other times, the injuries happen during the birth of the child. In certain circumstances, newborn children can sustain serious, life-altering injuries shortly after birth while being cared for in a hospital.
Whatever the circumstances of your child's birth injury, make sure you take steps to protect your rights. Make sure you contact the Gervelis Law Firm. Our Ohio birth injury lawyers have years of experience handling complex cases. We know how to investigate birth injuries, know what evidence to look for and how to build the strongest possible legal case.
Many doctors and hospitals offer a settlement to us once they see all the evidence that we have collected in support of birth injury claims. If they refuse to do the right thing, we'll be prepared to take them to court to fight for the financial compensation you need and deserve. We don't back down in the face of injustice. That's the Gervelis way. That's why you can count on us.
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Bile Duct Injuries
Have you or a loved one suffered a bile duct injury during gallbladder surgery? These injuries and the complications that arise from them can be serious and even lead to death in some cases. Often, bile duct injuries are the result of surgical errors that could have been prevented.
A bile duct injury must be addressed immediately. Otherwise, such an untreated injury can lead to bile duct stricture, a medical term used to describe when scars form and cause the bile duct to narrow. The bile is then unable to drain into the intestine. Such a medical condition can lead to serious or even life-threatening complications.
Gallbladder surgery is among the most common abdominal surgeries. In the past, gallbladder surgery was performed by hand. Surgeons were able to manually feel the location of the bile duct in order to avoid damaging it. These surgeries, commonly known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, are now often performed using small, camera-guided instruments. Sometimes, the cameras may not clearly reveal the location of the bile duct. As a result, the bile duct can sometimes be damaged and the damage may go unnoticed and unrepaired.
Symptoms of bile duct damage and stricture include pain, nausea, fever and jaundice. Left untreated, these serious side effects can become life-threatening. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms following a gallbladder procedure, or you have already been diagnosed with a bile duct injury, contact our law firm immediately. We want to learn all about your case and discuss all the legal options available to you, including possibly filing a medical malpractice claim.
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