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REPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE INJURED THROUGH MEDICAL ERRORS AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND

The University Hospitals of Cleveland system includes two major hospitals as well as more than a dozen medical, intensive care and surgical facilities. The overall size of this health care system is substantial. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, the largest medical unit of this organization, has more than 1000 registered beds.

It is a well-established medical care system that was founded in 1866 – a respected institution that we will refer to as UH Cleveland. This hospital system was included in the 2020-2021 U.S. News list of best hospitals. Nonetheless, as with any large hospital and medical care organization, the nurses, physician, physician assistants and certified nurse practitioners often provide negligent care that leads to medical malpractice claims.

At Crandall & Pera Law, our medical malpractice lawyers have helped people recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements from a variety of medical care organizations in Ohio, including UH.   In fact, Founding Partner Steve Crandall represented clients that forced a multi-million dollar settlement against UH in 2006, that is still considered one of the highest awards paid out by UH.    We can help you investigate and, if warranted, bring a claim against one or more individual doctors and other medical care providers, as well as entire hospitals and medical care systems.

AREAS OF VULNERABILITY FOR PATIENTS MAY HELP US DISCOVER LIABILITY

How reliable are the medical services provided by UH Cleveland? The answer varies depending on whom you ask and what measures you look for. When we investigate a potential malpractice claim against a clinic or hospital, we look for background information about its safety record.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade issued by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization, was a “C” for UH Cleveland. In particular, this hospital system was rated below average in the following areas that could affect patients’ safety:

  • MRSA infections
  • C. diff infections
  • Sepsis infection after surgery
  • Dangerous object left in the body
  • Blood leakage in connection with surgery
  • Kidney injury after surgery
  • Patient falls and injuries
  • Falls causing broken hips
  • Collapsed lung
  • Dangerous blood clots
  • Responsiveness of hospital staff

HOW IS QUALITY CONTROL AT THIS TEACHING AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATION?

The UH Cleveland organization advertises that it has formal ties with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This medical school has reportedly sent thousands of graduates to be trained at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Is the high volume of newly practicing doctors-in-training related to some of the patient safety weaknesses listed above? Questions such as this sometimes help us identify the causes of medical errors when patients are hurt at UH Cleveland.

OUR LAWYERS’ EXPERIENCE HELPS US PINPOINT PROBLEMS AT UH CLEVELAND AND ELSEWHERE

When a potential client consults with us about a possible medical malpractice case, we gather evidence and test various theories of negligence during a thorough investigation. Once we identify the source of the problem, we devote our resources to developing and bringing injury claims and lawsuits seeking relief for our clients.  This includes procuring thousands of pages of records, computer audit trails and radiographic images and conferring with world renowned expert witnesses to evaluate the negligent care.   The experts, along with the lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law, determine the areas of negligence and assist in prosecuting the claim through litigation and into trial.

The lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law include Marc Pera and Steve Crandall, who started off their legal careers as medical malpractice attorneys. Our practice has attracted the attention of legal professionals nationwide. Attorneys from other law firms throughout the U.S. often ask us to collaborate on cases involving their clients who suffered harm through medical errors in Ohio.

THE FIRST STEP: A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A TRIAL ATTORNEY

Were you or was a loved one hurt as a result of medical errors originating in any of the medical care centers that make up UH Cleveland? We will take your complaint seriously and explain how we can initiate an investigation into your case.

Reach out to Crandall & Pera Law by phone at 859-800-8376 or by email through our online inquiry form to request your free consultation.