The Standard Of Care

Doctors make mistakes every day. When those mistakes result in serious injury or death, the patient should consult a medical malpractice lawyer to understand his/her rights. Common mistakes by doctors and surgeons include:

  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment
  • Miscommunications
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure to keep abreast of new developments in medicine

The word "malpractice" literally means "poor practice." The "standard of care" is to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Obviously, that depends on what the circumstances are, but a doctor must exercise reasonable care in all situations. Any failure to exercise reasonable care that causes serious injury or death is called medical malpractice. If you are injured by medical malpractice, you are entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, which includes medical expenses, loss of income, permanent disability, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

Speak with an attorney today

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured at the hands of a physician or surgeon, feel free to call us to discuss your case. We do not charge for consultations, and we are here to answer any questions you have. You should rest assured that we have handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases, and have seen just about everything.

Your doctor may not answer your questions. We will. Reach us by phone at 877-466-9215 or by email using this form. We are based in Columbus, and handle cases throughout Ohio.