Medical Errors and Malpractice Injuries: How Medical Lawyers Can Help

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 25, 2017 11:20:52 PM

It is no secret that the deck is stacked against patients injured by doctors and hospitals.  Large, powerful healthcare companies and their large, powerful malpractice insurers often care more about their profit margin than about the lives of those injured by medical errors and malpractice.

Fortunately for the innocent victims of medical malpractice, Ohio’s medical lawyers are empowered by law to help those injured by malpractice recover compensation for their injuries.  In fact, the lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have helped injured Ohioans collect millions of dollars in damages suffered as the result of medical and surgical malpractice.Medical_Lawyers.jpg

While facing down an irresponsible or reckless healthcare professional or system can seem daunting, the right medical lawyers can help you stand up to businesses that so dangerously put profit ahead of health and safety.

Medical Lawyers Know How the System Works

Medical malpractice law is complicated.  In Ohio and every other jurisdiction, the statute of limitations, requirements for bringing a claim, and burdens of proof can be much more restrictive than in other types of personal injury claims.

An experienced medical malpractice attorney will be familiar with the ins and outs of negotiating, filing, and pursuing a malpractice claim.  Because time and resources are crucial factors, having a qualified attorney with the requisite knowledge is extremely important.

Medical Lawyers Know How to Help You Get the Help You Need

Many injured individuals choose not to pursue legal action because they do not know who else to turn to for medical help other than the negligent doctor or facility.

The lawyers at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can assist you not only with your legal claim but with the collateral issues that arise when medical errors occur.  This can include directing you to a different healthcare system, communicating with your physicians to understand the full scope of injuries and treatment necessary in your case, filing related insurance or disability claims so that you have money to cover immediate expenses, and many other services.

The right medical lawyer for you will leverage their knowledge and experience of serving others in your situation to better help you persevere through your own hard times.

Medical Lawyers Take the Financial Risk So You Don’t Have To

Almost all medical malpractice cases are taken on a contingency fee arrangement.  This means your attorney will agree to not receive payment unless your claim is settled or a verdict in your favor is entered in court.

For injured patients, this system allows individuals who are wronged to take on the large, powerful corporations that want to deny paying compensation for malpractice.  Because there is no upfront legal fee, anyone who is injured may be able to have their day in court and have justice done.

Because of this, anyone injured by medical malpractice should contact an attorney to discuss their rights under Ohio law. 

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA – Cleveland, Ohio Medical Lawyers

If you or a loved one were injured by medical negligence or malpractice, protect your rights.  Contact the legal team of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA today for a FREE consultation.

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