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Emergency Room mistakes and surgical errors are rare, but happen far too often.

Unfortunately, given the setting in which these medical services are provided, medical mistakes can lead to catastrophic injuries or death. The Ohio hospital & surgical error lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman offer free case evaluations and only get paid an attorney fee if we win your case and recover compensation. If we do not win your case and recover compensation, you do not pay an attorney fee. We are committed to results.

Hospital & Surgical Errors

  • Incorrect Diagnosis and Emergency Room Errors
  • Improper Administration of Anesthesia
  • Inappropriate Post-Operative Care
  • Organ Laceration, Perforation and Puncture
  • Surgical Instruments Left in Body

We Aggressively Pursue Cases.

The Ohio hospital & surgical error lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman will investigate your case, gather all relevant evidence, consult with specialized experts and present your case. We are committed to recovering maximum compensation. Medical mistakes often leave long-lasting effects that require specialty physicians, treatment and medications. These costs are significant. The Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman seek maximum compensation to provide for these future costs.

The Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman handle the following cases:

Foreign Objects left in the Patient's Body

are preventable medical mistakes that should never happen. It has recently been reported that in 1 of 10,000 medical procedures a foreign object (i.e. sponge, surgical utensil) is left in the patient’s body. A Johns Hopkins study recently found that foreign objects are left in the patient’s body 39 times each week. While impossible to prevent every medical mistake, foreign objects left in the patient’s body should never happen and often lead to serious or life-threatening complications.

 

Surgical Errors

 can happen in an instant. A good example of a surgical error is perforation of the bowel during a routine colonoscopy or removal of a polyp. When this happens, bacteria from the bowel infiltrates the abdominal cavity. This might cause sepsis and peritonitis, which infects internal organs such as the lungs, kidneys or liver. If the sepsis isn’t quickly halted, it can cause wrongful death.

Emergency Room Mistakes

often happen due to patient overcrowding, physician understaffing and poor communication among emergency room employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that Americans visited the emergency department approximately 140.1 million times last year. It has been estimated that 5%-10% of all emergency room visits are subject to medical errors. This means that between 7 million and 14 million emergency room errors take place each year.

Wrong Site, Wrong Patient or Wrong Procedure Surgeries

 involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient. These “wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors” (WSPEs) are rightly termed never events—errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes annual statistics on these medical errors.

We pride ourselves on client satisfaction and strive to fully explain:

  • All Compensation Available Under Ohio Law
  • Medical Bills – Who Pays and How to Get Them Paid
  • Lost Wage Repayment
  • Out-of-Pocket Cost Reimbursement
    • Collection of Medical Records and Bills
    • Value of Pain and Suffering
    • Expert Reports
    • Property Damage Repairs and Diminished Value Claims

    Cowan & Hilgeman has the experience and resources that are necessary to fully investigate your case and prosecute your claims. If you have questions regarding your claims or benefits, call us today to schedule a free birth injury case consultation.

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