Wrongful Death In Ohio Hospitals And Medical Care
It is estimated that the deaths of at least 210,000 patients in U.S. hospitals each year include some type of preventable harm as a contributing factor. In fact, the number may be as high as 440,000 deaths each year, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety by a NASA toxicologist and patient safety advocate.
In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of over 180,000 Medicare patients each year.
If the 440,000 estimate is accurate, it makes hospital malpractice and negligence responsible for about one-sixth of all deaths in the U.S. each year and the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.
What Legal Options Do You Have?
Medical care-related deaths cannot always be proven, but that does not mean that the compensation you deserve to recover to help you and your family cope with a tragic loss of life is unobtainable.
At Leeseberg & Valentine, we have helped clients throughout Ohio get justice and maximum compensation for past, present and future damages. Our lawyers get answers, and we will thoroughly investigate your claim for signs of preventable errors and departure from the standard of care, including hospital-acquired infections, injuries and fatal accidents.
We will collaborate with some of the world’s top medical specialists to find the contributing factors to your loved one’s death and develop a persuasive case based on solid evidence.
Based in Columbus, our founding attorneys know wrongful death cases backward and forward. Attorneys Gerry Leeseberg and Anne Valentine are certified civil trial specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Whether the cause of death was a medication error, anesthesia error, misdiagnosis, emergency room error or surgical error, we know how to maximize your compensation for funeral costs, loss of companionship, medical costs and other death benefits.
Contact Our Firm To Speak With A Lawyer
The statute of limitations in wrongful death cases varies by the patient’s age and the date of death. Be sure to contact us about your loss as soon as possible. Please call Leeseberg & Valentine at 614-221-2223 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
There is no cost for our legal counsel or representation unless we recover compensation on your behalf.