Holding Medical Providers Responsible For Their Mistakes
The number of medical errors are on the rise throughout the country. Patients are suffering due to the mistakes their doctors, nurses, surgeons and other health professionals are making. If you or a loved one has been injured or made ill due to a situation involving medical malpractice, we can help.
At Bentoff & Duber, our Cleveland attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases, from misdiagnosis to birth injuries to nursing malpractice. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients, especially when they have been wronged by a medical provide.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases
Our firm represents clients in many different types of medical negligence and malpractice cases, including:
- Birth injuries: Child delivery mistakes, as well as issues during the mother’s labor, can leave a child with permanent disabilities. Doctors need to be aware of fetal distress at all time, as well as the best way to handle a challenging delivery.
- Emergency room delays: ERs are extremely busy places. Unfortunately, this can cause doctors to overlook signs and symptoms of serious and life-threatening medical conditions in patients, such as strokes and heart attacks. Delays in ERs can lead to irreversible damage and even death.
- Medication errors: Pharmacies are filling more prescriptions than ever, sometimes with only one pharmacist on staff. This volume of prescriptions can lead to medication errors, including the wrong dose being provided, incorrect medication being given, and medications given that have deadly interactions.
- Surgical errors: Errors during surgery can include surgical instruments being left inside the body, surgery on the wrong body part, removal of the incorrect organ, incorrect anesthesia dosages and more. The surgical staff is responsible for confirming the diagnosis and surgical plan before the surgery begins to prevent issues.
Don’t see your issue on this list? Do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we may be able to help you. When your medical team isn’t providing answers, talking to a medical malpractice attorney may help.
Misdiagnosis Or Delayed Diagnosis
One of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses is cancer. Whether you were told you had cancer when you did not, or that you were clear of cancer when it was actually present, either situation can have a drastic impact on your life and create unneeded suffering. The same is true if cancer was correctly diagnosed but not in a timely manner. Such delayed diagnoses are also highly dangerous to patients.
Of course, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis is not limited to skin, breast, prostate or colon cancer. Medical professionals may overlook the truth when it comes to identifying heart attacks, strokes and other life-threatening conditions. In such situations, you can pursue fair compensation for you or your loved one’s pain and suffering.