Mansfield Personal Injury Blog

What to do after suffering medical malpractice

Victims of medical malpractice and their families may wonder what to do after suffering medical malpractice. It is important for them to understand the steps to take and the legal protections available to them.

When a victim has suffered harm or an injury as a result of medical care or treatment they received or because of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failed diagnosis, it is important they are familiar with he ways they are protected through a medical malpractice claim for damages. It can be helpful, in some instances, for the victim to contact the doctor or medical care professional. It can also be beneficial for the victim to contact the local medical licensing board.

Tragic car accident in Ohio

Legal protections help victims in the difficult period following a car accident. In an Ohio community south of the Mansfield area, a car accident recently claimed the life of an infant and injured multiple other victims. According to authorities, the fatal car accident occurred when a pickup failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a minivan. As a result, the minivan left the roadway, rolled over and ejected some of the passengers it was carrying. An infant was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

In addition, the 34-year old driver of the minivan suffered life-threatening injuries. Two addition adults and three juveniles traveling in the minivan were also taken to a local hospital along with the driver of the minivan. The other victims in the minivan suffered severe injuries in the car accident. Another juvenile was taken by helicopter to a children's hospital. The 24-year old driver of the pickup and their passengers were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Help for victims of dangerous or defective products

Harm from defective or dangerous products can be serious for injured victims. A variety of parties may be liable for the harm dangerous or defective products cause victims through products liability law and a personal injury claim for damages based on products liability.

Parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered by victims can include manufacturers of defective products, as well as wholesalers, retailers and some others in the chain of distribution. These parties may be liable for the victim's medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering damages. Protections may be available to both victims and their families depending on the circumstances.

Teenage cellphone addiction and distracted driving

Do distracted driving laws curb cellphone use behind the wheel and lower the amount of accidents that happen every year?

They can help, that much is true. However, drunk driving also causes a lot of accidents, and it's always been illegal. Perhaps we would see more DUI crashes without these laws, but the laws themselves have not fully put an end to the issue.

Legal protections as motorcycle season revs up in Ohio

As the weather improves, a greater number of motorcycle riders hit the road in Ohio, which is why it is important to remember to remain safe on the roadways. In addition, it is important for motorcycle riders to be familiar with the legal options that can protect them if they are harmed in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries to victims, which is why personal injury legal resources are available to help assist them with their damages.

When an negligent driver such as an inattentive driver, distracted driver or impaired driver harms a motorcycle accident victim because they failed to observe them or did not properly yield the motorcyclist's right of way, for instance, personal injury legal protections can help motorcycle accident victims and their families pick up the pieces caused by a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable on the roadways and in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involving another car, the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident by violating the motorcycle rider's right of way.

The different car accident damages available for victims

Personal injury damages can help victims of car accidents receive compensation for the damages they have suffered because of the negligent or careless behavior of someone else. Damages are intended to help car accident victims with the harm they suffered and can include physical, financial and emotional damages. A range of damages may be available to help victims, depending on the circumstances.

Personal injury damages include medical expenses and future medical care costs, as well as lost wages and lost-earning capacity when the damages suffered impact the victim's ability to work. Additionally, damages for permanent disability and disfigurement may be available in circumstances where they apply. Damages that may be available to victims are always based on the situation and circumstances.

When negligent medical care providers may be liable to victims

Medical malpractice can cause serious and extensive harm to victims and their families which is why they should be familiar with who may be liable for those damages if the victim chooses to bring a medical malpractice claim for the damages they have suffered. There are several things victims of medical malpractice should know, including who may be considered liable for the harm they have suffered.

Depending on the circumstances, a variety of different parties may be liable for medical malpractice. Hospitals and their staff may be liable to victims of medical malpractice when they have suffered harm. In addition, medical professionals including doctors, nurses and other medical care professionals who have provided negligent medical care and treatment may also be liable to victims of medical malpractice. Others may also be liable depending on the circumstances.

Medical malpractice resources for victims of failure to diagnose

It is natural to trust medical care providers and when that trust is violated, it is important for victims of medical malpractice to be aware of the legal protections available to them. Failure to diagnose is one type of medical malpractice that can cause significant harm to victims.

Generally, if a failure to diagnose results in a worsened condition beyond what would have been expected had the medical condition been timely and accurately diagnosed, victims may have a claim for damages. Victims may be able to seek compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages through a medical malpractice claim for damages. Medical malpractice can have a lasting impact on victims and their families, making legal protections vital to be familiar with.

Two killed in car accident

A wrongful death claim is a type of legal action that protects surviving family members of victims of fatal accidents. A wrongful death claim can help family members recover compensation from a negligent party for damages suffered. These negligent parties typically include errant drivers who cause fatal car accidents.

In a nearby Ohio community northeast of the Mansfield area, a driver was recently detained following a fatal car accident. The fatal crash killed two victims and sent the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital with injuries. The 31-year old driver of the second vehicle involved in the wreck was detained, and authorities reported that they are still investigating the accident.

Legal action can help victim recover from soft tissue injuries

Unfortunately, car accident victims can suffer a range of injuries. It is important for them to be able to get the help they need when they have been injured in a car accident. Some of the most common types of injuries victims can suffer in a motor vehicle accident are soft tissue injuries.

Whiplash is the most common type of soft tissue injury car accident victims suffer. Whiplash injuries occur when the impact of a collision causes the victim's neck to move back and forth violently. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck stiffness, sharp neck pains, back problems, and cognitive, memory and concentration problems. Soft tissue injuries commonly worsen over time, and the full extent of the harm may not be immediately known to the victim. Whiplash injuries can result in chronic pain.

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