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Proving Your Med Mal Case

If your health is deteriorating and you believe you have not received adequate medical care, it is tempting to think you have a sure medical malpractice case. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to be successful in lawsuits involving medical malpractice.

There are a variety of reasons for this. One is that only other doctors are qualified to determine whether your doctor did not provide you with acceptable care, meaning you must find accurate and reliable medical experts with outstanding qualifications to support your claim. Numerous procedural laws can also make it difficult to be successful in a medical malpractice case. For example:

In Ohio, you only have one year from when you discovered or should have discovered your medical injury to file a lawsuit.

Proving Your Med Mal Case

Not every medical error will lead to a successful lawsuit. In order to win your case, you must prove that:

  • Your doctor was negligent, and
  • Because of his or her negligence, you were seriously injured

Before you even bring a lawsuit, you must obtain an “Affidavit of Merit,” which is a legal document from a medical expert stating in writing that you have a legitimate case.

In addition, hospitals and doctors are generally reluctant to admit mistakes. Hospitals care a great deal about their bottom line and reputation. Admitting that they have made a serious error can cost them money and lower their reputation.

In order to find out what happened to you, it is usually necessary to go through legal channels. This takes a practical knowledge of how hospital administrations work, the laws surrounding obtaining information and a dedication to finding answers. It also means medical malpractice cases tend to take longer than other kinds of personal injury cases.

Talk To Us For Straight Answers

It can be difficult to get information when you have suffered a medical injury because of negligent care. At The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine, L.P.A., our lawyers provide clear information about your legal options and what we can do to help. We are honest with you; if you do not have a case, we will tell you so upfront. If you do have a case, we will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.

We do not charge a fee for an initial consultation and there is no obligation to you. Call 513-823-3257 to speak to one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at our Cincinnati office or reach us online here.