Did you know that more than 98,000 Americans die from a preventable medical mistake every year? It has been estimated that one out of every 50 heart attack victims are mistakenly sent home by emergency room doctors. Other studies have indicated that this rate may be even higher.
Thousands of patients are injured every year by negligent hospitals, nurses and doctors. A recent study showed that one in 15 hospitalized children are hurt by medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions. Medical providers owe patients a duty of care and when this duty is not met, patients can be seriously injured or killed.
Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by a health care provider in which the provided care is below the acceptable standards of practice in the medical community and injures or kills the patient. There are many forms of medical malpractice, which may include the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Hospital errors
- Shoulder dystocia resulting from negligence
- Retained object left after surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Surgical errors
- Paralysis caused by a medical mistake
- Undiagnosed or misdiagnosed heart attack
- Undetected aneurism
Legal Representation for Medical Mistake Cases
The Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, located in Fort Wright, Kentucky, has represented hundreds of individuals injured by medical mistakes. Our Ohio and Kentucky medical malpractice attorneys are highly regarded as authorities in our field. Medical malpractice cases require aggressive litigation and a thorough understanding of the underlying medical issues. We possess the necessary skills to help you succeed. Contact us today at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for advice regarding your Ohio or Kentucky medical mistake case.
As a victim of a medical mistake, you may suffer severe pain and possibly financial loss, if you are unable to return to work. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed against negligent hospitals, doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons or other healthcare providers. A successful medical malpractice lawsuit could entitle you to the following compensation:
- Reimbursement of medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Future lost wages
- Punitive damages, in some cases
For the past 35 years, our lawyers have been working together as a team to find justice for our clients. Our team approach allows us to collaborate to determine the best course of action for each and every case. As a client of our law firm, you can call our office and speak directly with an attorney who knows the details of your case.
At the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, we tailor our practice to the areas in which we excel. As our client you can feel comfortable in the fact that we are going to devote a significant amount of time and resources to your case. We only succeed if we are able to help our clients receive justice.
Contact us immediately at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for a legal consultation regarding your case. There are deadlines as to when you can file a medical malpractice claim, so do not delay.
The Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson represents clients located in Northern Kentucky, including Covington, Boone County, Kenton County and Campbell County. We also handle cases in Louisville, Jefferson County and in areas of Ohio, including Cincinnati and Hamilton County.