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A Matter of Trust

by onSeptember 18, 2013

You trust your doctors to do their best to treat your illness or injury. When that trust is betrayed, do not hesitate to contact Toledo, Ohio medical malpractice lawyers.

Millions of medical mistakes occur every day. Some do not constitute betrayal. Other times, either because of carelessness or some sort of hubris, a Toledo medical malpractice attorney needs to advocate on your behalf. Some serious medical mistakes include:

  • Misdiagnosis often results when the doctor makes an incorrect preliminary diagnosis and is unwilling to consider any other alternatives. Misdiagnosis occurs in up to 20% of medical cases.
  • Surgical error is actually somewhat rare, although that fact is not very comforting when you or a loved one is victimized by a negligent doctor or nurse.

Do not expect compensation based on a horror story alone. Toledo, Ohio medical malpractice lawyers will face some unique obstacles as they prepare your case:

  • Expert witnesses are required in a misdiagnosis case, either by evidentiary rules or the nature of the case. Medical expert witnesses tend to have high price tags and difficult personalities.
  • Fact witnesses in surgical error cases may be very hard to locate. Even if the patient was fully conscious for the entire time, very few doctors perform before an audience.

A medical negligence case will be much more difficult to prove than an ordinary negligence or premises liability case. The reward is commensurately higher. By exposing medical negligence, whether you ultimately win the case or not, you are protecting future patients and punishing doctors who believe that laws are inapplicable to their misconduct.

Your doctor may have betrayed your trust, but since 1973, Toledo residents have trusted the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC to deal with their negligence claims. Contact Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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