When health care professionals are careless, the results can be life-altering for their patients. From diagnosis to surgery, any instance when a doctor makes an avoidable error can have devastating consequences. One of our dedicated injury attorneys will hold a negligent person accountable for their careless actions.
If you are living with the ramifications of a medical error, you can have the right to seek monetary compensation. These claims are challenging, as doctors and hospitals usually have an abundance of lawyers to rely on. Our Dayton medical malpractice lawyers will ensure you are treated fairly when receiving your day in court.
Common Forms of Health Care Negligence
Health care malpractice can take many forms and can occur throughout any part of the treatment process. A doctor, nurse, or administrative staff can cause an act of negligence. A diligent O’Connor, Acciani & Levy attorney will assist with any claim formed around medical carelessness.
One of the forms of negligence that can occur early in the treatment process is misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor diagnoses the wrong illness or inaccurately asserts that you do not have an illness. Misdiagnosis can allow the condition to worsen or cause injuries when a doctor prescribes treatment for the misdiagnosed condition.
Delaying an accurate diagnosis is as equally dangerous as a misdiagnosis. Doctors can see a patient multiple times before recognizing the condition they are suffering from. Delayed diagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to recognize an illness that an otherwise competent physician would pick up on.
Mistakes involving pregnant women can result in harm to the child as well as the mother. Errors during labor or delivery can result in many of these bodily injuries. Medical errors made early in a pregnancy might not become visible until it is time for delivery.
Mistakes during surgery can be especially devastating. Surgical mistakes take different forms, including operating on the wrong body part or even the wrong patient. Surgical mistakes can delay your recovery and cause problems such as an extended recovery or even death.
Failure to Treat
An accurate diagnosis has no value to a patient if a doctor fails to treat the diagnosed condition. A doctor not ordering the appropriate course of treatment or the assisting staff not following up on those orders can lead to the failure to treat the condition.
Time Limits in Malpractice Lawsuits
No matter the type of health care mistake that has occurred, you only have a limited amount of time to pursue a civil lawsuit for damages in Dayton. Our confident health care malpractice attorneys will assist with abiding by all legal deadlines.
The time limit that applies to all medical negligence lawsuits is known as the statute of limitations, and it states that an injured person in the state must file their claim within two years of the injury occurring. The law for medical injuries declares that there can be some leeway to the time limit if you do not discover your injuries until after the statute of limitations has expired.
Consult a Dayton Health Care Negligence Attorney Now
Dealing with a medical injury can be a daunting proposition. In addition to the consequences of the negligence, you are also likely dealing with the underlying health issue you intended to treat initially.
Before you pursue an injury claim on your own, discuss your options with the skilled legal counsel at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy. Contact one of our Dayton medical malpractice lawyers right away to learn more about your possibilities for compensation.