Columbus, OH Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Demand justice for your medical error and hold hospitals accountable
We trust doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals to treat serious injuries or illnesses and make us better. That’s why medical malpractice cases can be so upsetting. Instead of getting better, you or a loved one’s medical condition can actually get worse due to a medical professional’s reckless or negligent behavior.
Did this happen to you or a family member in Central Ohio? If so, it’s critical that you fully understand your rights and the legal options available to you. That’s why we want to meet with you at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC as soon as possible. One of our experienced Columbus medical malpractice attorneys can meet with you and discuss the best strategy for your specific injury or illness.
We know what to do because we have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice claims. We understand how the legal system works. We’re familiar with the state and federal laws that apply to these matters. That’s why we have such a strong history of securing sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families.
Our legal team has a strong track record of success. Each partner at our firm belongs to the elite, invitation-only Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, which is based on the settlements and verdicts we have secured for injury victims and their families. Our three main attorneys have also received an AV Preeminent® rating in personal injury law in the Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory. You can count on us to skillfully handle your medical malpractice case in Columbus, Ohio.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe injuries or illnesses caused by medical professionals’ negligent or reckless actions. When this happens, medical professionals need to be held accountable for their actions.
That’s our job as medical malpractice lawyers and we’re honored to do this work. As your attorney, we can work with you to hold whoever harmed you or a family member. Our Ohio law firm also handles wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice.
What are common medical malpractice cases?
Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide range of injuries or illnesses caused by mistakes made by medical professionals, including:
Is that what happened to you or a loved one? Or are you in pain or suffering due to a different type of medical malpractice claim? Whatever injury or illness you may be dealing with, our dedicated legal team can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.
What should I do if I am a victim of medical malpractice?
If you suspect your injury or illness, or one sustained by a family member, is the result of medical malpractice, we strongly urge you to take the following steps as soon as possible:
- Seek immediate medical treatment. Your health and well-being could be at risk.
- Keep a journal of exactly what’s bothering you. Write down the exact date and time you first noticed your injury or illness. Also, write down any symptoms you may be experiencing, including:
- Physical pain (Where is it? How intense?)
- Headaches (How frequent? How long do they last?)
- Nausea, vomiting
If you notice visible changes to your body due to your injury or illness, take several photographs of the impacted area at least once a day to document your injuries. These pictures can be important pieces of evidence in support of your medical malpractice claim.
Contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss your potential medical malpractice case.
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your medical malpractice injury or illness. The sooner you take legal action in most cases, the better.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help me?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if a doctor, surgeon, nurse or another type of medical professional clearly caused an injury or illness to you or a loved one due to medical negligence or another type of mistake.
Many medical malpractice cases often turn out to be much more complicated than people expect. In particular, many medical professionals often deny doing anything wrong. That’s why you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side, because:
- Your lawyer can thoroughly investigate your medical malpractice claim.
- Your lawyer can consult with medical experts if necessary to find out what happened.
- Your lawyer can negotiate with hospitals, insurance companies or their attorneys on your behalf.
- Your lawyer can file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.
- Your lawyer can represent you in all court proceedings related to your medical malpractice case.
The stakes are often very high in these cases. Your medical malpractice claim could be worth tens of thousands or several million dollars. Medical professionals and institutions know this. That’s why they often fight hard against these claims. We can help you fight back and demand justice.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact our Columbus law firm.
The clock is running when it comes to most medical malpractice cases. In Ohio, you often only have one year from the date of your injury or illness to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. If you miss that deadline (known as the statute of limitations), you could miss out on your opportunity for justice.
Demand the compensation you deserve. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Our Columbus medical malpractice lawyers can develop a strategy designed to obtain the maximum financial compensation. We also understand that your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding medical professionals accountable for their actions. It’s about justice. Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC – we fight to win.