Protecting Your Rights in the Event of a Surgical Error or Other Medical Failure
We put our lives and well-being in the hands of medical professionals on a regular basis. The Hippocratic Oath requires that a doctor promises "I will do no harm or injustice to (my patients)." Unfortunately, doctors are human too, and sometimes mistakes are made. Many of these mistakes are avoidable. Mistakes that cause a patient to become worse or make a condition go from uncomfortable to life threatening are unacceptable. In these cases, suing a doctor, medical professional or institution for malpractice may be in order.
Common causes for a medical malpractice suit are:
- Surgical errors
- Prescription errors
- Misdiagnosis and treatment
- Birth injury
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Hospital errors
- Wrongful death
Cleveland medical malpractice attorney Scott A. Rumizen will aggressively advocate for you in medical malpractice cases. His 20 years of knowledge of the Ohio legal system and of the law behind the practice of medicine helps him know exactly how to approach a case and how best to reach a favorable outcome.
Cuyahoga County Doctor and Hospital Negligence Attorney
According to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, the definition of negligence is, "Failure to exercise the degree of care expected of a person of ordinary prudence in like circumstances in protecting others from a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm in a particular situation." The definition of medical negligence is considered to be a conduct below a generally accepted standard of medical care. To prove this, a separate medical expert may have to be brought in to show that this level of care was below the norm and, therefore, the practitioner was negligent.
Lawyer Scott A. Rumizen works with these experts on a regular basis and knows how to explain to a jury where a medical professional failed in his or her duty to a patient. He will present a strong case to an insurance company or to the courts with the goal of a positive end to your case.
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