Medical Malpractice -- Do You Have a Case?

Medical negligence can result in host of preventable tragedies such as birth injuries, cerebral palsy, cancer misdiagnosis, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries. Preventable medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a study and found that approximately 98,000 deaths occur each year due to preventable medical errors. Americans paid an estimated $19 billion in medical care costs for the victims of these medical errors.

Our medical malpractice lawyers at The Gundy Law Firm recognize that not all negative medical outcomes are the fault of medical professionals. Our firm spends significant effort to discover the cause of unexpected outcomes and takes pride in our ability to effectively represent individuals and families affected by medical errors. Our firm works with top medical experts across the country and has medically trained support staff.

Victims of medical malpractice typically incur extraordinary expenses for medical care and treatment, especially in cases involving birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. Our lawyers recognize that the civil justice system's rules of responsibility hold physicians that fail to meet the standards of their profession responsible for the harm caused to their patients. Fortunately, all doctors and hospitals are required to carry medical liability insurance to protect their patients and compensate them when medical malpractice has occurred.

If you or a member of your family is injured due to an error in diagnosis, treatment, management of the illness, emergency room error, or as a result of care that was below professionally accepted medical standards, you may be entitled to legal recourse. However, the Ohio Medical Malpractice Act imposes a one-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice claims must be filed with one year of the time an error was discovered, or should have been discovered, or one year from the termination of the doctor-patient relationship, whichever occurs later. Our medical malpractice lawyers at The Gundy Law Firm are not only capable and competent, but are committed to providing the best possible medical malpractice representation.