Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. And when they do, a patient's health and well-being can quickly be put at risk. Instead of getting better, you or a loved might suddenly develop serious side effects due to medical errors. Such mistakes can also sometimes result in the death of patient.
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.
Nothing matters more to a new parent than having a healthy, happy baby. Unfortunately, not all births go according to plan. Cerebral palsy, one of the most common of all congenital disorders, is often caused by injuries to the central nervous system before or during birth. If your baby is suffering from cerebral palsy, you need to speak to a lawyer about your legal options.
At Gervelis Law Firm, we are committed to achieving justice for victims of birth injuries in Ohio. These injuries are completely preventable. That's why we strongly believe negligent health care professionals must be held accountable for their actions. Our attorneys handle a wide variety of birth injury medical malpractice cases, including claims based upon:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy
- Pelvic distortion
- Shoulder dystocia
- Fetal monitoring
- Developmental impairments
There are many reasons why - before, during and after birth - that can contribute to the onset of cerebral palsy, including:
- Before delivery: infection, stroke, diabetes and hyperthyroidism
- During delivery: lack of oxygen reaching the fetus
- After delivery: stroke or infection
The cost of doing even the simplest things in life can increase dramatically when someone suffers from cerebral palsy or another life-altering birth injury. That's why we vigorously seek full compensation for long-term medical care as well as compensation for current medical expenses and other damages. Your family's best interests come first here.
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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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