In order to have a viable claim for medical malpractice, you need more than just a bad result following the medical treatment in question. In order to recover under the law of the State of Ohio, the patient/plaintiff must prove by the greater weight of the evidence that the medical provider violated the standard of care either before, during, or after the medical treatment and that violation of the standard of care was the proximate result of the injury to the patient. In order to prove a violation of the standard of care the patient/plaintiff must have expert testimony from a practicing medical provider on the issue of the standard of care as well as whether or not the violation of the standard of care proximately caused the injury to the patient/plaintiff.
Retired medical providers cannot act as medical expert witnesses on the issue of standard of care in medical malpractice actions in the State of Ohio. There are very specific rules that must be met in order for a medical provider to qualify as a medical expert witness as to the standard of care in medical malpractice actions in Ohio. As a result of these very strict rules finding a medical expert witness for a medical malpractice action can be very challenging and time consuming.
Finding the appropriate expert witness for each particular case is crucial to the success of the legal action. At Holcomb & Hyde, we have the experience and the contacts to obtain well-qualified medical expert witnesses for these types of actions.
If you believe that you or a member of your family or a friend has been the victim of medical malpractice we would like to hear from you. Please note that time is of the essence in these types of cases. The statute of limitations for bringing these types of actions is very strict. So do not delay in contacting us if you think that you may have a case involving medical malpractice