Medical Malpractice

People who have bad experiences when dealing with the medical community often suspect that a doctor’s negligence or other medical error could be the reason for their suffering. At Dan Sucher Law, we charge no fee for discussing these situations with patients and their families, and we make a sincere effort to understand our clients’ concerns. We know that the Institute of Medicine has estimated that as many as 98,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors in hospitals. And although the Federal government has made a major effort to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety in federally funded health care programs, too often these errors continue to occur. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov/consumer/20tips.htm) advises that people who are actively involved with their own health care get better results from the medical community. We encourage our clients to be actively involved with their health care and to contact us when they believe that mistakes have been made.

We are experienced in presenting medical claims and we know that these errors may occur in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient surgery facilities
  • Dialysis centers
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmacies
  • Patient homes

And the mistakes can involve:

  • Failing to diagnose a serious condition such as cancer or heart attack
  • Birth trauma
  • Surgical errors
  • Equipment failures
  • Lab results
  • Nursing errors
  • Medicine errors
  • Patient falls
  • Infection

In Ohio, the statute of limitations requires that a patient file a medical claim in court within one year from the accrual of the cause of action. This, together with the fact that it takes an attorney significant time and effort to prepare such a case, means that there is no time for delay. You must discuss your situation with an attorney promptly.