Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When we seek medical care, we trust that the doctors and nurses will treat us with the utmost professionalism and competence. We expect that they will use the latest technology and equipment to diagnose and cure our health problems. But sometimes, things go wrong.

Medical errors can cause serious harm, such as infections, injuries, disabilities, or even death. These errors are often preventable and caused by negligence or carelessness.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we help people in Cincinnati and across Ohio who have suffered from medical negligence. We know how to investigate, negotiate, and litigate these cases. We fight for your rights and compensation.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact our Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers. We have two offices in Cincinnati, as well as offices in Columbus, Cleveland, and Lexington. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

 

Why Choose Our Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Lawyers?

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Our firm stands out for several reasons. Firstly, our team's combined experience spans over four decades, specifically in medical malpractice.

We also have a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts, reflecting our commitment to each case we undertake.

  • $15 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Strep Throat: We represented the family of young Max True, securing a $15 million settlement after a misdiagnosis led to severe and life-altering complications. This case highlights our dedication to fighting for the youngest and most vulnerable victims of medical negligence.
  • $4 Million Settlement for Negligent Neurosurgery: Our firm achieved a $4 million settlement in the case of Jim Layden, whose life was drastically altered due to a risky and improperly chosen surgical procedure.
  • $10.31 Million Verdict in Nikki Simon v. Ethicon Endosurgery, Inc.: We secured over $10 million for Nikki Simon, who suffered life-changing injuries due to a defective medical device. This landmark verdict demonstrates our capability to confront large medical device manufacturers and secure justice for our clients.
  • $2.5 Million Settlement in a Case of Delayed Diagnosis: Our firm obtained a $2.5 million settlement for the family of a client who succumbed to an undiagnosed medical condition. This case exemplifies our commitment to families grappling with the loss of a loved one due to medical errors.
  • $1.2 Million Settlement for Unnecessary Surgery: In representing Victoria Stamper, we secured a $1.2 million settlement for a surgery that should not have been needed.
  • $10 Million Verdict: Largest in Lucas County History: We represented a teenager paralyzed due to surgical negligence, resulting in the largest verdict in Lucas County history - $10 million.
  • $8.5 Million Settlement for Misdiagnosis Causing Severe Brain Damage: This significant settlement was achieved for a young girl misdiagnosed with a stomach virus instead of appendicitis, leading to severe brain damage.

These cases are just a few examples of our firm's relentless pursuit of justice and fair compensation for our clients. They showcase our deep understanding of medical malpractice law, our skill in handling complex medical scenarios, and our commitment to our clients’ well-being.

When you choose Crandall & Pera Law, you choose a firm with a formidable track record that stands against medical negligence and its impacts on lives.

Our offices, conveniently located at 810 Sycamore Street and 4628 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244, are strategically placed to serve clients throughout the Cincinnati area.

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Medical Malpractice Compensation

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Medical malpractice compensation is designed to address the many ways a medical error can impact your life. Our firm, Crandall & Pera Law, ensures that every aspect of your loss is comprehensively evaluated and compensated. Here’s how we approach different types of compensation:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the tangible, quantifiable financial losses you incur as a result of medical malpractice. This includes medical expenses, both past and future, which cover hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and any ongoing treatment or rehabilitation costs. Lost income is another component, compensating you for the income lost due to your inability to work.

We work to calculate these losses, collaborating with medical experts and financial analysts to ensure every expense is accounted for and validated.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are subjective and non-quantifiable losses. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. These damages recognize the profound personal impacts of medical malpractice beyond financial hardships.

Proving these damages requires a detailed approach; we gather comprehensive evidence, including medical records and expert testimony, to demonstrate the depth of your suffering and its impact on your quality of life.

Punitive Damages

In cases where medical malpractice is particularly egregious or involves gross negligence, punitive damages may punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct. Our firm uncovers and presents evidence that showcases the recklessness or intentional misconduct involved in your case, arguing for punitive damages where applicable.

Wrongful Death Damages

In tragic circumstances where medical malpractice leads to loss of life, wrongful death damages come into play. These compensate the surviving family members for their loss. This includes not just the economic support lost due to the death but also the loss of companionship and emotional support.

We approach these cases with sensitivity and dedication, working to provide the family with some measure of solace through fair compensation.

Future Care Needs

Medical malpractice can result in long-term or permanent disabilities requiring ongoing care. Compensation for future care needs is necessary in these scenarios.

We collaborate with medical professionals to project future medical care requirements and associated costs, ensuring that your future needs are securely provided for.

Loss of Consortium

In cases where the victim’s injuries affect their relationship with their spouse, they may recover loss of consortium damages. These damages acknowledge the impact of the injuries on the companionship, affection, and sexual relationship between spouses. We work closely with clients and their families to document these deeply personal impacts.

At Crandall & Pera Law, our approach to securing medical malpractice compensation is thorough, compassionate, and backed by a deep understanding of the law. We ensure every client’s unique situation is fully represented and their right to fair compensation is pursued.

Where Can Medical Malpractice Happen in Cincinnati?

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Cincinnati's healthcare scene includes a variety of medical institutions, ranging from large, renowned hospitals to specialized clinics. However, the presence of such facilities also brings the potential for medical malpractice.

Our firm, Crandall & Pera Law, is deeply familiar with Cincinnati's medical landscape, including the specific locations where malpractice incidents can occur.

Major Hospitals in Cincinnati

The city is home to prominent hospitals like the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, known for its advanced treatments and research. Another key institution is The Christ Hospital, which offers a wide range of medical services. Despite their high standards of care, these hospitals are not exempt from the possibility of medical errors.

Specialized Medical Centers

Cincinnati also boasts specialized medical centers such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a facility renowned for pediatric care. Additionally, facilities like Good Samaritan Hospital provide specialized services but still carry the risk of medical negligence.

Community Hospitals and Clinics

Apart from these major centers, Cincinnati has numerous community hospitals and local clinics, like Mercy Health-West Hospital and TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital. While they play a crucial role in providing healthcare, we cannot overlook the risk of malpractice in such settings.

Surgical Centers and Private Practices

Surgical errors can occur in various surgical centers across Cincinnati. Similarly, private practices, though smaller in scale, are also potential sites for medical errors, ranging from diagnostic mishaps to improper treatment.

Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Facilities

Long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, are also part of this landscape. These places, while crucial for recovery and elderly care, can sometimes be the sites of neglect or inadequate care, leading to malpractice claims.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we understand where and how medical malpractice can occur in Cincinnati.

Our experience spans dealing with cases from these varied healthcare settings, giving us unique insights into the specific challenges each type of facility presents. We are committed to representing Cincinnati residents who have suffered due to medical negligence, no matter where it occurs in our city's healthcare environment.

Our Focus on Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Incidents

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Medical malpractice is a serious issue that affects millions of people in the United States. According to a study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 deaths every year are due to medical errors.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we have extensive experience in handling a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. These cases can have devastating consequences for patients, such as permanent disability, chronic pain, emotional trauma, and financial hardship.

Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation and support, as well as educating them about the different types of medical malpractice and how to prevent them.

Types of Accidents We Handle

Types of Injuries We Handle

  • Brain Injuries: Resulting from lack of oxygen or surgical errors.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Due to surgical mistakes or misdiagnosis.
  • Wrongful Death: Fatal outcomes due to negligence.
  • Chronic Pain or Disability: Arising from various medical errors.

Fighting the Insurance Company

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When it comes to medical malpractice claims, one of the most formidable challenges you might face is dealing with insurance companies. These entities, armed with substantial resources, often use different strategies to devalue or outright deny claims.

You need someone to combat these tactics, and that's where our firm, Crandall & Pera Law, can help you.

Insurance companies may try several methods to minimize or reject your claim:

  • Questioning the Severity of Injuries: They might downplay the seriousness of your injuries, suggesting that they are less severe than claimed.
  • Disputing Liability: Insurance providers often contest their client's fault in the incident, arguing that the healthcare professional or institution met the standard of care.
  • Delaying the Process: Delays are a common tactic, as insurance companies might drag out the process, hoping that claimants will become impatient and settle for less.
  • Offering Lowball Settlements: Early settlement offers are usually far below what your claim is actually worth, aiming to close the case cheaply.
  • Misrepresenting Policy Terms: Sometimes, they might misinterpret or obscure policy language to avoid paying the claim.
  • Intimidation Tactics: Insurance adjusters may use complex legal jargon or assertive negotiation tactics to intimidate claimants into accepting lower settlements.

At Crandall & Pera Law, we are well-prepared to counter these tactics:

  • Claim Valuation: We accurately assess the value of your claim, considering all aspects of your damages to ensure fair compensation.
  • Gathering Comprehensive Evidence: We compile evidence, including medical records and expert testimonies, to solidify the validity of your claim.
  • Skillful Negotiation: Our experienced attorneys negotiate assertively with insurance companies, ensuring that they consider every detail of your suffering and losses.
  • Legal Strategy Development: We develop tailored legal strategies for each case, ready to counter the tactics used by insurance companies.
  • Litigation Readiness: If a fair settlement is not offered, we are fully prepared to take the case to court, demonstrating our commitment to securing the justice you deserve.

In confronting these challenges, we focus on protecting your rights and interests, ensuring that the insurance companies are held accountable for the full extent of your damages.

Call Us After Experiencing Medical Malpractice

Steve Crandall, Attorney for Medical Malpractice in Cincinnati
Steve Crandall, Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you've experienced medical malpractice, follow your treatment plans closely and keep detailed records of all medical visits, expenses, and related costs. Documenting your journey in a journal and obtaining copies of all relevant reports can strengthen your case. 

When you bring this information to Crandall & Pera Law, you're arming us with the tools we need to build a compelling case on your behalf. Our team, with offices in Cincinnati and other locations, is well-prepared to handle medical malpractice cases, offering you the dedicated legal support you need during this challenging time.

Contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Cincinnati today at (513) 977-5581 for your free case consultation.