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When should I pursue a medical malpractice case?

Written by on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 4:42pm

If you or a loved one have been affected by medical malpractice due to a failure to diagnose a medical condition, a delayed diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis, or if you have been prescribed a defective drug or medical device that causes injury or wrongful death due to the doctor or drug company’s negligence, you should take the proper steps to receive compensation and justice. Unfortunately the proper steps to take are often confusing and difficult, which is why partnering with a medical malpractice lawyer can help relieve stress and bring you what you the results you deserve.

If you suspect that you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, taking prompt legal action is important because, aside from many other reasons, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the doctor or drug company, which is known as the “statute of limitations.” Here in Ohio, where Bentoff & Duber is located, generally speaking, the law requires medical malpractice lawsuits to be filed with the court within one year from the date the patient discovers or should have reasonably discovered the doctor’s negligence. However, there are some exceptions to this rule and the law varies from state to state, so as soon as you suspect a medical error has led to your injury, you should consult with medical malpractice lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio.

For more details on specific types of misdiagnosis, malpractice or defective medications, visit our website for information. Then reach out with any questions by calling Bentoff & Duber at 216-861-1234 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.

About the author: Brandon Duber, a Partner with Bentoff & Duber Co., LPA, is a lawyer with proven experience in the courtroom and expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice law. He received his B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and his J.D. from The Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH.

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