Cleveland Medical Malpractice and Dental Malpractice Attorneys
Serving Victims of Medical Malpractice in Cleveland and Throughout Northeast Ohio
If you're like most people, you have high expectations of your medical providers.
Your doctor, your dentist, the nurses who care for you in the hospital, and other medical professionals are trained and licensed to help ensure that you're safe in their care. Similarly, medical facilities are regulated for patient safety.
When a medical provider fails to live up to that standard, the results can be devastating. You may suffer medical setbacks, be injured in new ways, or even lose a loved one. In addition to the injury you suffer and the cost of additional medical care and lost wages, medical malpractice presents victims with a special challenge.
Failure to diagnose, prescription of the wrong medication, surgical errors, and other malpractice events often mean you need additional or ongoing medical treatment. But, after a trusted medical professional fails you, the follow-up care itself can be a traumatic experience.
To make matters worse, Ohio law sets up special hurdles for people seeking fair compensation from the medical providers who harm them.
We're Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers
A medical or dental malpractice claim is based on negligence, much like a car accident or slip and fall claim. But, Ohio law gives medical providers and healthcare facilities an added layer of protection. To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must first get an “affidavit of merit” from a qualified physician. In other words, a medical malpractice plaintiff must first secure an expert witness, have that witness review the medical records, and then submit an affidavit from the expert stating that the suit has merit.
This makes working with an experienced Ohio lawyer even more important than it is in other types of injury-related claims.
A seasoned medical malpractice or dental malpractice attorney will know how to identify the right expert or experts for your case and work effectively with those experts to build the best possible case on your behalf.
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims Every Step of The Way
Attorney Robert J. Vecchio has been representing victims of medical malpractice and other negligence-related injuries for decades. He understands the process of building a solid medical or dental malpractice claim, knows how to work with medical and economic experts to put together a compelling case, and is prepared to fight for you all the way to a jury trial if that’s the best approach in your case.
At Vecchio & Vegh, we also understand how stressful your situation is, and make every effort to work with you to make the process as painless as possible.
We’ll be by your side every step of the way.