Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have a duty to provide care that meets certain standards. When they fail to meet the applicable standards and a patient is injured, they have committed medical malpractice, and they need to be held accountable for the lapse in care and its consequences.
Medical malpractice in Columbus, and throughout central and southern Ohio is not simply a negative result from surgery; there are significant risks with any medical procedure. However, there are times when a surgery or medical procedure causes additional harm to the patient, or results in the untimely and unexpected loss of the patient.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of personal injury law. Creating an effective case requires extensive experience in analyzing medical evidence and conducting thorough investigations that are capable of uncovering wrongdoing.
Attorney Tim Van Eman has 30 years of experience assisting Ohioans in medical malpractice claims and Columbus medical malpractice lawyer Kathy A. Dougherty has 15 years of experience working in various roles in hospitals and clinics. That experience is often invaluable to our ability to readily and accurately evaluate medical evidence, and expertly represent clients.
Our experienced attorneys handle medical malpractice matters that involve:
- Errors by medical professionals: Some of the most common and catastrophic errors involve negligent surgical procedures, including anesthesia errors and surgeons leaving medical devices in the bodies of their patients. Other errors of this kind involve physicians and pharmacists making medication errors and birth injuries caused by negligent nurses.
- Facility negligence: When hospitals, family clinics, emergency rooms and other facilities fail to maintain safe and well-equipped areas for patients, the results can be catastrophic.
Failure to diagnose: Early detection is critical for treatment, containment and remediation of cancer, heart problems, diabetes and a range of other physical problems, including those stemming from a lack of oxygen to the baby during birth. If you have a serious illness that was allowed to grow and expand, causing increased complications as a result of a doctor's failure to detect the illness, our lawyers can bring a claim on your behalf. Not taking the proper steps to diagnose a life-threatening condition such as gynecological cancer can impact the entire family.
Protecting The Rights Of The Injured Since 1968
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, we understand how serious the impact of medical malpractice can be. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have seen how negligent medical care can change a person's life forever. We are committed to helping our clients effectively pursue the compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered. We seek to hold the responsible party accountable for the wrong that was done to you.
In addition to attorney Dougherty's experience in the medical field, we have built a reputation for excellence that has led to founding partner William W. Lamkin becoming one of the most well-known personal injury attorneys in central Ohio. Attorneys Timothy L. Van Eman and Thomas W. Trimble have each received an AV Preeminent* rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Contact The Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers Of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty
When you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, you need to know that your attorneys offer the best chance of securing the full compensation you deserve. Turn to the skilled and experienced attorneys of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Columbus medical malpractice attorneys, call 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or simply contact us online.
We collect attorneys' fees only if we recover compensation for you.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.