Practice Areas / Malpractice & Other Mistakes By Professionals / Medical MalpracticeColumbus and Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We hold medical professionals accountable.

When you are sick or hurt, you should be able to trust the doctors, nurses, and other providers who take care of you. But a single mistake can change your life forever. When medical providers fail to meet professional standards, we’ll make sure they’re held responsible.

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We uncover the truth behind what happened to you.

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove because there are so many people, supplies, and systems that go into healthcare. Maybe a doctor made a mistake, or maybe the hospital has been poorly managed for years. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cooper Elliott dig deep to understand what really went wrong and how it led to your injury.

  • Anesthesia Errors Administering an incorrect dosage, improper intubation, or failure to monitor a patient
  • Childbirth Injuries Failure to properly attend to the mother and baby throughout labor and delivery
  • Misdiagnosis Failure to identify a medical condition that resulted in serious harm or death
  • Hospital Management Lack of training, unsterile equipment, and poor maintenance practices that affect patient health
  • Physician Malpractice Incompetence, negligence, and distractions that lead to serious injuries or death
  • Pharmacy Errors Dispensing the wrong medication or incorrect dosage that causes harm

Let us handle your claim so you can focus on healing.

Serious injuries from medical malpractice impact everyday activities. We want you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life, so we work to protect your rights and figure out who should be held accountable. Then we do everything we can to fight for you to seek justice and make sure it doesn't happen again.


Share your story and how your injuries have affected your life at your initial consultation.


We gather information, interview witnesses, and obtain and medical records and other important documents.


We hire world-class medical experts to prove that a provider violated the standard of care and that such violation caused you harm.


You can rely on our experience at every step, from filing court documents to trying your case in front of a jury.


We negotiate medical bills and share resources to help you rebuild your life.


In addition to financial compensation, a settlement can demand new hospital policies or something that will prevent this from happening again.

A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Who Fights For You

Medical malpractice case results that speak for themselves.

$625,000 Settlement

for injuries to a patient caused by inattentive nurses.

$565,000 Settlement

for failure to properly diagnose and treat a patient following coronary bypass surgery.

$2,607,000 Jury Verdict

for the family of a patient whose doctor failed to provide proper care for her at Mount Carmel.

$950,000 Jury Verdict

against a surgeon who botched a shoulder surgery, severing and failing to repair the spinal accessory nerve.

Confidential Settlement

for the family of a resident whose death was caused by nursing home negligence.

Confidential Settlement

for patient whose dentist failed to timely diagnose and treat a tumor.

$1,100,000 Settlement

for shoulder dystocia injury at birth due to the obstetrician's negligence.

Ohio Confidential Settlement

For the family of a woman who died after an ER doctor and hospital failed to treat her stroke.

Ohio Confidential Settlement

for the family of a young child who died due to a pediatric oncologist’s negligence.

Ohio Confidential Settlement

for the family of an assisted living resident who choked to death after being fed solid food in violation of a hospital’s express orders.

Ohio Confidential Settlement

for botched bariatric surgery leading to extensive complications and injuries.

Ohio $275,000 Settlement

for counselors’ failure to act to prevent a medical student’s suicide.

Ohio Confidential Settlement

for a podiatrist’s negligence leading to amputation and other injuries.

Ohio $900,000 Settlement

for the family of a woman who died on the operating table after university hospital doctors perforated her bowel and then cut a major vein.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.


Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

Who can file a medical malpractice claim?

Our attorneys will take care of filing the legal documents required for your medical malpractice claim. From a legal perspective, though, the following parties can file a civil action for medical malpractice:

The victim if they are an adult with the mental capacity to do so
The victim's parents if the victim is a minor
The person who has power of attorney for the victim if the victim is incapacitated
The victim's spouse, parent, adult child, or another beneficiary if the victim is deceased

Is there a medical malpractice statute of limitations?

The statute of limitations is the deadline for bringing legal action. Each state has its own medical malpractice statute of limitations, but these laws are more than a simple number. The amount of time you have to take action may start on the date the medical malpractice occurred, when someone realized or should have realized that malpractice occurred, or when the patient last saw the doctor.

That's why it's important to work with lawyers specializing in medical malpractice. At Cooper Elliott, we understand the complex legal requirements involved with filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, and we know what it takes to win.

How do I know if I have a case against a doctor or hospital?

You start by talking to us. Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex cases that often involve legals teams from hospitals and insurance companies. This is not something to do on your own. Make an appointment to talk to the top medical malpractice attorneys at Cooper Elliott. During your free consultation, you can tell us what happened, then we can discuss different ways to approach your claim.

Can I file a medical malpractice claim even if I signed a consent form?

Yes. There's no form that provides legal protection for a doctor's negligence.

Does the case boil down to my word against theirs?

No. We interview witnesses, subpoena medical documents, and gather all the information we can to understand what happened. Then we bring in top experts in specialized medical fields who can explain how the doctor was negligent and how that negligence led to your suffering.

What can I expect in our initial consultation?

You will meet with an experienced attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available to you.

We will be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice for your injuries.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand, and we won't pressure you into doing anything you don't want to do at any step in the process.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Let us fight for you.

If a medical professional or hospital has caused you harm, we can help you seek justice. Schedule a free consultation today so you can understand your options. Here’s how the process works:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Case Evaluation
  • Filing of Lawsuit
  • Exchange of Information
  • Mediation
  • Trial
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