Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Columbus, Ohio

Medical malpractice is what happens when a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider causes an injury to a patient through an act of negligence. This negligence can result in things like a misdiagnosis, an error in treatment, injury, and even an error in management.

Medical malpractice in Ohio is a complex area of the law. If you have suffered medical malpractice, working with a medical injury lawyer in Columbus, Ohio can be a great way to have an expert on your side.

Corey Heit, founder of Heit Law, LLC, approaches each case with a careful eye for detail and the intention to work with you to get as much compensation as possible for your case.

How Can You Find the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Columbus, OH for Your Case?

There are a few different steps to keep in mind when you are looking for a medical malpractice law firm in Columbus, Ohio to work with.

Since you already know that you are on the lookout for a medical malpractice lawyer in Columbus, OH, you can skip the step of needing to check what area of law your case would fall under. Below are a few ways to help you determine

  1. Do some online searching into malpractice negligence lawyers that work in your area. Here at Heit Law, LLC, we work with clients in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding areas.
  2. Ask friends and family members for recommendations.
  3. Read online reviews for any medical malpractice law firm in Columbus, Ohio that you are interested in working with. Online reviews offer a unique insight into previous clients’ experiences with the law firms you are looking at!
  4. Review the websites for each attorney you are considering. A website will give you a better idea of an attorney’s past work and experience, such as their education and what kind of cases they have worked on.

From there, you will want to set up a consultation with the Columbus hospital negligence lawyers you are interested in speaking to.

Corey can be reached over the phone or online to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Medical Malpractice Our Columbus Hospital Negligence Lawyers Handle

Medical malpractice can range across the board from something like a medication error to brain injuries sustained. Hospitals are typically held responsible for preventable mistakes that can occur from the doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, and other medical practitioners that they employ.

But what exactly counts as medical malpractice that a Columbus hospital malpractice lawyer can help with?

Below are a few types of medical malpractice that our lawyers can assist you with:

  • Birth injuries
  • Child injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Surgical error
  • Food poisoning
  • Medication error
  • Medical errors and mistakes
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

This is not a fully comprehensive list of medical malpractices that our medical malpractice law firm in Columbus, Ohio handles. If you are unsure if your specific medical malpractice claim is something that we could assist with, reach out today online or over the phone to schedule a consultation.

We can take a look at your case and move forward from there.

How Can a Columbus Hospital Malpractice Lawyer Help You?

Preparing and handling a medical malpractice claim can be time-consuming, in-depth, and stressful. Add in the fact that you are recovering from injuries on top of needing to see your medical malpractice claim through, having the assistance of an experienced attorney such as Corey Heit can help to take the stress off of your shoulders as you focus on recovering.

Here at Heit Law, LLC, we are focused on working to secure you compensation for your injury so that you can get back to your everyday life as soon as possible.

Some of the ways that we can help you do that include:

  • Reviewing information such as medical reports, documentation, and related evidence that will help to establish your claim
  • Work to determine what factors of the medical malpractice situation might factor into the compensation you are seeking
  • Help to navigate the often complex legal workings around medical malpractice claims and lawsuits
  • Collecting additional evidence as needed to support your claim
  • Thoroughly explain all of the options available to you as we move forward with your claim

A medical malpractice attorney will bring years of experience to the table. They can offer legal advice and guidance as you move to seek compensation for injuries sustained at the hands of others.

Have a further questions about how we can help? Schedule a consultation with us today!

How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Ohio?

In the state of Ohio, you typically have a 1 year period in which you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.113, “an action upon a medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim shall be commenced within one year after the cause of action accrued.”

This time period can be extended if you sent a formal notice to the individual or organization that you are considering a lawsuit or claim against. This notice will need to be a written notice and will typically be sent via mail.

Once a notice is sent, you can take action against them at any time within 180 days after the notice is given.

What are the 3 Elements of Malpractice?

Medical malpractice will typically have 3 key elements in a legal sense. These elements include:

  1. Legal duty: A legal duty exists between the health professional and the patient that begins once a professional relationship starts. This legal duty means a “duty of reasonable care to others” such as a doctor or dentist providing service to patients. You will need to prove that a legal duty existed for your medical malpractice claim.
  2. Breach of legal duty: Next you will need to prove that the medical professional breached their legal duty. A breach like this means that the individual or organization that is liable failed to meet its duty in a reasonable manner. Examples of this include hospital negligence, failure for a timely diagnosis, and medication errors.
  3. Breach causation: The third element of a medical malpractice case is what the breach of legal duty caused. This will typically be proven by showing the losses that you have suffered due to the injuries caused by the breach such as pain and suffering, medical bills, permanent damage, and lost wages.

An important factor to keep in mind is the definition of reasonable care may be debated throughout your case.

With the help of a Columbus medical malpractice attorney like Corey Heit, you can gather evidence, documentation, and other relevant information to help prove the above elements in relation to your case.

How Heit Law Can Help with Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Heit Law, LLC brings a dedicated focus and individual attention to each and every case that they take on. Corey Heit is dedicated to helping personal injury victims who need assistance on medical malpractice claims – no matter the individual circumstances.

He takes an aggressive approach to representing you and working to ensure that you receive compensation.

To schedule a free and confidential initial consultation with Corey, reach out at 614-898-5300 or through our online contact form today.

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Columbus, OH 43231
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