Is It A Medical Malpractice Case? Get Answers From An Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 8, 2020 2:02:14 PM

People often call our office wanting to know if their case meets the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit. This can be a tricky question, but one which our attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield take the time to look into in earnest with each call.

There are several key components that are required for a law firm or attorney to accept a medical malpractice case. These include the following:

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Ten interesting statistics about medical malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 4, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Medical malpractice deaths are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a set of statistics published by Rosenbaum and Associates, an injury and medical malpractice firm in Philadelphia. The statistics include information sourced from peer-reviewed studies, physician surveys, and information retrieved from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a government database of all medical malpractice reports and payments.

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What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 4, 2019 11:39:58 AM

In the world of personal injury, terms such as soft tissue injury, skeletal injury, loss of use, and catastrophic injury (just to name a few) are used to broadly describe the extent of the injury a victim suffered because of an accident. With some injuries, a victim can recover in weeks or months of medical treatment. But with more serious injuries, like catastrophic injuries, the impact is permanent and can alter a person's quality of life.

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Medical Malpractice FAQs

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 5, 2019 11:01:14 AM

Medical malpractice affects hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year.  If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.  Despite all of the advances in medical science and technology, a few key factors continue to cause significant risks to patients.

With so many instances of medical malpractice, medical lawsuits remain a significant portion of Ohio civil lawsuits.  As one of Ohio’s leading medical injury law firms, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA represents numerous clients and families injured by medical or surgical malpractice. 

Medical malpractice clients typically ask a similar set of questions regarding medical malpractice claims.  For that reason, the following article offers a high-level overview of medical malpractice claims under Ohio law.  But remember: because every case is different, any suspicion of medical malpractice should be brought to the attention of a qualified attorney.

If you suspect you or a family member were injured by medical malpractice, call or email Lowe Eklund’s lawyers for a free consultation regarding your claims.  Otherwise, read on below to learn about the basics of Ohio medical malpractice law.

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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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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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