Cleveland Area Medical Malpractice Attorneys

According to a Harvard Medical School study, over 80,000 Americans die needlessly each year due to medical malpractice. Tens of thousands of other patients suffer catastrophic injuries due to the carelessness of their medical providers.

Medical malpractice can devastate a family. The bread-winner may no longer be able to work. A child may require a lifetime of expensive care. However, the statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim is shorter than in most personal injury claims, and is itself often a complicated issue. All of these issues must be explored by an attorney experienced in handling medical malpractice cases.

Under Ohio law, physicians, hospitals, nurses, and other medical personnel are required to meet the accepted standard of care; that is, they must act in conformity with what a reasonably competent medical provider would do under like circumstances. Failure to meet that standard of care constitutes medical negligence or malpractice.

Unfortunately, medical providers and more importantly, the medical malpractice insurance companies that insure them, almost never admit fault, or agree to "settle out of court." In addition, medical malpractice claims are extremely complicated, requiring considerable knowledge of the law, medicine and the court system.

At Pomerantz & Crosby, we handle medical malpractice injury and wrongful death cases involving:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Shoulder Dystocia and Erb's Palsy
  • Negligent Performance of Surgery, including:
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Cataract or Other Eye Surgery
  • Removal of Clot, Embolism, or Thrombus
  • Eighth Nerve Tumor
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Nursing Home Care

Attorney David Pomerantz "wrote the book" on medical malpractice in Ohio, as author of the chapter on that subject in Ohio Tort Law. He handles a wide range of malpractice cases, including ones resulting in:

  • Death
  • Amputation
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • Brain Damage
  • Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy
  • Sterilization

Therefore, if you or a loved one has suffered serious harm after medical treatment, contact Pomerantz and Crosby Co., L.P.A., for a free consultation at 216-587-1221.