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The medical malpractice attorney at Cowan and Hilgeman believe those that have suffered serious injury due to medical negligence deserve to be significantly compensated for their injuries.
What Our Medical Malpractice attorney Can Do For You
Often times medical malpractice results in catastrophic injury or even death. We are committed to results. Cowan and Hilgeman offers free medical malpractice case evaluations to all clients. If we do not win your case and recover compensation, you do not pay an attorney fee.
Is Medical Malpractice Common?
John Hopkins University School of Medicine estimated that medical errors resulting in wrongful death are the third leading cause of death (250,000) annually in the United States (1). With 37 million admissions in the United States each year, this equates to approximately 15 million harm events annually – or 40,000 incidents of harm in U.S. hospitals every day (2).
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
The medical malpractice attorney at Cowan and Hilgeman understand the complexity of medical malpractice related injuries and have the experience necessary to investigate your claim, coordinate with potential experts and present your case. Cowan & Hilgeman offer free case evaluations and handle the following medical malpractice cases:
- Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Fetal Death / Newborn Death
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Preventable Birth Defects
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Incorrect Diagnosis and Emergency Room Errors
- Improper Administration of Anesthesia
- Inappropriate Post-Operative Care
- Organ Laceration, Perforation and Puncture
- Surgical Instruments Left in Body
When a licensed healthcare professional acts negligently, causing injury or death to a patient, that patient or their loved ones may be entitled to collect damages.
When a medical provider fails to follow procedure or performs an operation they should not have, this could be a case of medical malpractice.
Speak with an experienced, aggressive medical malpractice attorney today, to see if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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What We Can Do For You
Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for satisfied clients and often take cases other firms routinely reject. We are committed to results and take an individual approach to each case. One size does not fit all!
Jack R. Hilgeman
Attorney, Jack R. Hilgeman, represents those injured due to the negligence of others. Mr. Hilgeman has recovered millions in compensation on behalf of his clients and been recognized by national publications as a leader in Ohio personal injury law. He consistently receives awards for outstanding client satisfaction.
Mr. Hilgeman’s practice is limited to helping those harmed due to personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, product liability and wrongful death. Mr. Hilgeman takes all cases on a contingency fee, meaning that the client must pay an attorney fee only if a judgment or settlement is obtained. Clients only pay a fee if compensation is recovered in their case.
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