Diagnosis, Treatment, and Post-Treatment: Medical Malpractice at All Stages of Patient Care

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 24, 2018 8:08:00 PM

Medical malpractice may become apparent during diagnosis, treatment, and even years after treatment occurred.  Depending on when errors occur and when they are discovered, your medical malpractice lawsuit may involve varied and complex legal issues.

Below is a review of how the stage at which malpractice occurs or becomes apparent may affect your case.  Before continuing, though, it should be stressed that anyone who has been injured as the result of medical malpractice in Ohio should consult an experienced malpractice attorney as soon as possible.  Having an attorney like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA representing you and your family can both limit your stress and improve your chance to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Ohio Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 10, 2018 6:17:00 PM

Ever since hospital and insurance lobbyists successfully limited injured patients’ rights in the early 2000s, Ohioans and families have had a much harder time holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their negligence.

But personal injury attorneys like the team at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA have not given up the fight.  Medical malpractice verdicts and settlements can still be obtained under Ohio law, and our dedicated malpractice lawyers continue to help injured patients and their families get the compensation they deserve.

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How Medical Malpractice Causes Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 9, 2018 4:09:23 PM

Expectant mothers and growing families never expect their medical treatment to lead to a newborn developing cerebral palsy.  Unfortunately, malpractice both before and during childbirth can cause this life-altering condition.

While cerebral palsy can develop in infants and children independent of medical malpractice, a diagnosis of infant cerebral palsy should raise red flags that malpractice may have occurred.  Parents of infants with cerebral palsy should consult with an experienced medical malpractice or birth injury lawyer to determine if negligence or hospital error may have caused their child’s injury or condition.

Cleveland, Ohio’s leading personal injury firm, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, is proud to help the children and families whose lives are affected by cerebral palsy.  For more information about medical malpractice and cerebral palsy, continue reading below or contact us today for a free consultation regarding your potential claims.

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Medical Malpractice in the Emergency Room

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 7, 2018 4:59:58 PM

When you or your loved one suffer an injury or medical emergency, you rely on emergency room doctors and staff to provide fast, adequate treatment. Unfortunately, medical malpractice in the emergency room happens all too often.

Undue delays, medical errors, and doctor or hospital negligence can end in tragedy.  Having helped countless individuals and families harmed by medical malpractice, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s attorneys have seen the damage that negligent medical care can cause.

If you or your family member received suffered injury or wrongful death in the ER and you believe malpractice is the cause, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.  The personal, emotional, and financial hardship that results from malpractice can seem insurmountable, but an experienced attorney can fight for you and help you find justice.

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Brain Trauma Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 30, 2018 5:57:00 PM

We trust hospitals and doctors with our lives.  When providing proper care, their decisions have the power to heal and to save.  But when they ignore their duty and act negligently, the consequences can be disastrous—even fatal.

Medical malpractice is a major cause of brain trauma, including both direct injuries and injuries occurring through blood and oxygen deprivation.  Injuries can be attributed to the negligence of doctors, surgeons, supporting staff, and even facility administrators and policies. 

If you or your loved one suffer brain trauma or other injury as the result of negligent medical treatment, you need the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s team of injury lawyers can help you and your family hold dangerous and negligent medical professionals responsible.

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Topics: traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice

Mothers’ Birth Injuries: A Medical Malpractice Report

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 17, 2018 4:50:41 PM

It hardly needs stating that birth injuries, whether to mother or child, can cause tremendous suffering to the victims and their families.  Over decades of law practice, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s medical malpractice lawyers have rarely dealt with more emotionally trying and heartbreaking injuries than those related to childbirth.

When medical malpractice turns a sacred, life affirming experience into something painful or tragic, families are torn apart.  Yet careless hospitals and medical professionals continue to put lives at risk by failing to take the reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety of infants and mothers.

Now, a new investigation by USA TODAY is shedding even more light on the severe and substantial risk of birth injuries to mothers as the result of dangerous and deadly medical malpractice.

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Birth Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 10, 2018 4:25:08 PM

A birth injury to either infant or mother can turn a blessed day into tragedy for victims and their families.  In Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the nation, birth injuries continue to plague innocent families and all too often medical malpractice is to blame.

While it may be impossible to stop malpractice, those injured by careless medical professionals can fight back.  If you, your child, or your loved one suffered injury during or following birth, you may be entitled to hold the negligent hospitals and doctors responsible in court.

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How Medical Malpractice Can Cause Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 23, 2018 7:20:00 PM

A spinal cord injury is among the worst injuries that anyone can suffer.  Those who sustain spinal cord injury will, at best, struggle with impaired feeling and function of a portion of their body.  At worst, injury can result in total paralysis and require permanent, round-the-clock care.

When spinal cord injuries occur under the care or treatment of medical professionals and facilities, the news of the injury is all the more devastating.  Something like a betrayal, when we or our loved ones put ourselves under hospital or medical care we expect to be safe.  Yet medical negligence can and does cause spinal cord injury to unsuspecting patients each year.

If you or your family member suffer a spinal cord injury as the result of poor medical care or treatment, an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you.

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Who is Liable for Defective Medical Device Injuries?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 20, 2018 5:42:00 PM

Last year, the FDA issued more than 3,000 recalls of defective medical devices.  Dozens of the recalled devices were Class I recalls, reserved for defective medical products that pose a reasonable likelihood of causing serious injury or wrongful death.

With this many known defective and dangerous devices on the market, it is easy to understand why personal injury attorneys continue to represent countless individuals harmed by these dangerous products.  What may not be so easy to understand is just who is liable for your injuries. 

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Topics: medical malpractice, product liability, product recalls

Hospital Mistakes: When Are They Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 18, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Hospital mistakes happen all the time.  For the lucky ones, hospital mistakes do not result in injury or illness.  But for thousands of patients each year, hospital mistakes cause serious and even fatal injuries and complications.

Not every mistake that happens in a hospital amounts to medical malpractice.  Some mistakes do not involve medical treatment, some do not amount to a breach of the appropriate level of care, and some do not result in injuries.  So how do you know when you should contact an attorney?

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