Medical Malpractice Settlement NegotiationsOhio & Indiana Legal News
Medical malpractice incidents happen much more than many people think. In fact, medical errors happen so often that they are the third leading cause of death in the country. Medical malpractice encompasses many types of medical errors. It includes doctors making mistakes during various procedures just as misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are also forms of medical malpractice.
When a victim suffers medical malpractice there may be the option to file a claim for compensation. When a claim is filed, it can either be settled outside of court or litigated in court. Like other injury suits, it is often the case that medical malpractice claims settle without having to go to court. Though, it is imperative that the attorney you choose to work with be one that has specific experience with medical malpractice law and that they also know how to successfully litigate these highly complicated cases in court should your case go that far.
The Ohio medical malpractice attorney at The Green Law Firm has the experience and skill to help you with your Ohio medical malpractice claim.
Negotiating a Medical Malpractice Settlement
The first thing that has to happen for a medical malpractice claim to be successful is that it must be shown medical malpractice actually exists. To do so a claimant must prove a few things. These includes:
- There was a relationship between the medical provider and the victim.
- The medical provider acted in a negligent way that caused harm to the victim.
- The victim suffered damages as a result of the medical provider’s negligent actions.
If these elements can be proven, then determining a fair settlement for the losses a victim suffered can ensue. Negotiating a medical malpractice settlement will take into consideration the extent of the following damages:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering the patient experienced.
- How much time away from work was necessary and the missed wages that resulted.
- If injuries were disabling or permanent, then the number of future earnings that may be lost should also be calculated.
Once a fair amount is found, the medical professional that the suit was against must approve it or deny it and go to court.
An attorney will know how to evaluate a claim to ensure that the settlement amount is appropriate for the victim’s damages and will also be able to negotiate to get to the desired amount. The Cincinnati personal injury attorney at The Green Law Firm has decades of experience skillfully and strategically negotiating to secure the most compensation and serve a victim’s best interests. Medical malpractice claims are some of the most challenging to manage which is why having a trusted and seasoned legal professional from The Green Law Firm advocating on your behalf is so advantageous.
Speak with an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Victims of medical malpractice can feel overwhelmed and unsure about what their legal rights are. For your questions and for help with your medical malpractice claim, please call the Ohio medical malpractice lawyer at The Green Law Firm to schedule a free consultation at (513) 769-0840.