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How to Recognize Medical Malpractice

Recognizing medical malpractice or negligence can be a significant challenge. Sometimes mistakes happen that are not the fault of the medical provider. For instance, a patient may provide an inaccurate medical history to his or her doctor, resulting in a wrong diagnosis. The physician's error only took place because of the patient's own error.

At other times, medical professionals ignore or fail to comply with the accepted standard of care, and their breach of duty causes injuries. In such cases, the medical provider may be guilty of malpractice.

At Anderson Law Offices, our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers represent individuals and families who have suffered harm from medical negligence. We are available to investigate your unique case and help determine whether or not you may be eligible for financial compensation.

Understanding the Standard of Care

A physician or other medical professional is only held to the same standard of care as an "average" practitioner in that field, not to an "excellent" practitioner. This means that if an outstanding doctor might have been able to prevent an injury or error but an average one might not have, the average practitioner is not necessarily guilty of malpractice.

To prove medical malpractice, you must be able to show that your doctor deviated from the acceptable level of medical care that could have been reasonably expected from an average physician.

Common Types of Medical Errors

If you encounter any of the following errors, it is worth your while to talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney:

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Our med mal attorneys represent clients throughout Ohio and across the United States. Call Anderson Law Offices at 216-589-0256 or 888-589-0256, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation.

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