Legal Question in Medical Malpractice in Ohio

In a medical malpractice lawsuit besides the wife and children , can mother and father ans brother be awarded damages if the defendant is found guilty of medical malpractice.

Asked on 2/22/12, 3:42 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Thomas Ryan Ryan LLP

If the medical malpractice caused direct and proximate damage to the mother, father, and brother, then they can bring a claim against the doctor. However, it may be difficult to show the relationship between the two. If the mother/father incurred expenses as a result of having to care for the husband that would not otherwise would have been needed, then they would have a potential claim.

Without more factual description, it is difficult to fully answer this question.

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Answered on 2/23/12, 5:46 am

Steve O'Keefe The O'Keefe Firm

They all may very well have what is known as a loss of consortium claim. A lot will depend on the actual facts of the potential case.

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Answered on 2/23/12, 7:07 am

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