Affidavit of Merit

Affidavit of Merit

A significant hurdle that plaintiffs must overcome before pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Cleveland or elsewhere in Ohio is getting a doctor to prepare an “affidavit of merit.” As of 2005, Ohio law requires that any complaint for a lawsuit claiming medical...
Medical Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

In the context of alleged medical malpractice, it is usually not sufficient for the plaintiff (or the plaintiff’s lawyer) to simply stand up in court and claim that a doctor gave bad medical care which caused harm or injury. If that were the case, medical malpractice...
Medical Malpractice: What It Is, And What It Isn’t

Medical Malpractice: What It Is, And What It Isn’t

What Is Medical Malpractice? In theory, medical malpractice is a relatively simple concept. Medical malpractice occurs if a health care provider gives care that is below the accepted “standard of care” in the medical profession, which then causes an injury...