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Medical malpractice – Understanding an injured patient’s rights

An injury or harm due to medical malpractice can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering for those who are affected.

And with medical errors being the third leading cause of death in the United States, it’s important to know what your legal rights are in pursuing a claim.

It pays to know your rights. Do this, not that when the opposing insurance company calls you after an accident

When you’re a victim in a motor vehicle accident, dealing with the party-at-fault’s insurance company can be a difficult, time-consuming process. Especially when you need to focus your energy on healing and recovering.

Cleveland personal injury attorney Joseph T. Joseph, Jr. says that a phone call is among the first things the injured victim should expect within a day or two of the accident.

When does the Statute of Limitations on personal injury cases begin and end?

When you’re injured in an auto accident you may not at first be thinking about “How much time do I have before I have to file a claim?”

In fact, your personal health – getting well – should be your first priority, followed quickly by safely getting back to work so you can continue supporting your family.

What are the elements of a medical malpractice claim?

While we naturally trust that our health care providers know what they are doing, based on their years of experience and education, sometimes a physician is negligent in caring for a patient. A health care professional commits medical malpractice when they negligently and wrongfully treat a patient, fail to treat a patient when necessary or provide a patient with subpar treatment. To constitute medical malpractice, the patient must suffer some sort of harm due to the health care professional’s actions or inactions. For example, a physician could commit a medical error such as a misdiagnosis, providing the wrong dosage of a medication or making an error in treating the patient.

Joseph T. Joseph, Jr., chosen for 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list

Please join us in congratulating Joseph T. Joseph, Jr., on his selection to the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list for personal injury attorneys. Mr. Joseph was previously selected to the Rising Stars list in 2012.

Super Lawyers, uses a patented, multiphase selection process including peer nominations, peer evaluations and independent research. Nominees are evaluated based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. Each year, the list recognizes no more than 5 percent of lawyers in each state. The objective of the list is to create a credible, comprehensive list of outstanding lawyers that potential clients and referring attorneys can use as a resource when searching for legal counsel. The Super Lawyers list is available in over 70 legal practice areas.

The impact of a wrongful death on survivors

This Ohio-based personal injury legal blog provides its readers with informative posts each week to offer them basic knowledge about some of the most common bases for negligence-based litigation. Mistakes made by doctors and nurses, accidents that happen on roads and highways, and harm that befalls victims when they are the properties of other people are all basic ways that people get hurt due to the actions and inactions of others. When these and other personal injury-causing situations occur, though, something worse than injury can result: victims can lose their lives and suffer wrongful deaths.

A wrongful death is one that happens due to the careless or reckless actions of another person. But as readers can likely anticipate, there are more victims in a wrongful death than just the party that loses his or her life. While that person had to pay the ultimate price for another person’s negligent, reckless, or criminal behavior, their loved ones must also go on without the support of the person who perished.

Common Causes of Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing homes are widespread across the country. According to the 2014 data from the CDC, there are approximately 15,600 nursing homes with 1.4 million residents in the United States. These facilities are necessary for providing assistance to many senior citizens.

Unfortunately, many nursing home residents suffer injuries. If you know someone in a senior care facility, you should be aware of the common causes of injuries in nursing homes.