Most of us admire doctors and other health care professionals. And rightly so. They work tirelessly to heal the sick, and they often go to extraordinary measures to save lives. But sometimes, something goes wrong.
The Facts About Medical Malpractice
When a health care professional makes a mistake, the cost can be very great—from a permanent disability to death. Medical errors kill tens of thousands of people each year. The malpractice attorneys at Friedman, Domiano and Smith believe we need to hold healthcare providers accountable when they are careless.
Our History of Success
We feel our success in medical malpractice cases in Ohio is based on our defined approach to each case, which includes a thorough investigation of hospital records, a full review of medical documents and ongoing consultations with leading experts in the medical field. Read about our medical malpractice verdicts and settlements
How to get help
The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith have won countless cases for people in Cleveland and throughout Ohio who have suffered from medical mistakes. Call us today at 216-621-0070 or complete our online form to get a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
If you are considering hiring a medical malpractice lawyer, you may have questions. We answer your most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice below.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the departure of the standard of care for a medical procedure. There is specific protocol that a doctor, physician or medical specialist must maintain. If they deviate from those protocols and injure you or a loved one then they should be held liable for the damages caused. Medical malpractice cases involve understanding whether or not a deviation of the standard of care took place.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
In Ohio, you must have a doctor, physician, or specialist look at your injury and believe there is a case before you can bring a lawsuit. Your attorney can assist you in this process. Watch our video about how a patient can prove medical malpractice took place.
What if medical malpractice results in death?
In Ohio, when medical malpractice occurs and results in death you have a two year statute for wrongful death, compared to only one year if the injury was not fatal. This is why it is so important to not wait and connect with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.