Why Doctors Don’t Give Answers (Getting Legal #120)

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In today’s episode of “Getting Legal with Tim Misny,” CBS weatherman Jason Handman and I discuss a common complaint I hear from clients: health care professionals often fail to explain what happened after a medical accident, and just blow the patient off.

I explain why this happens and why it is necessary to engage my services as a personal injury lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio. Being blown off cannot be tolerated, and I will take the necessary steps and effort to find out what really happened.

Getting Legal airs on CBS 19 every Friday morning at 7:55 a.m.

TRANSCRIPT:

Jason Handman:  Good morning and welcome to another edition of Getting Legal with Tim Misny. Tim, back at the Diner on 55th, our favorite spot.

Tim: 55th and St. Claire.

Jason: And for the last 32 years your success, first of all, has been phenomenal, especially when it comes to these medical malpractice, birth injury and catastrophic injury cases. Are there certain buzz words, certain signs that someone sees when it comes to medical professionals that they would say, “Uh oh, maybe something’s wrong here?”

Tim: Great question. Over the last three decades a common complaint has been that when something goes wrong, the health care professional, be it the doctor, nurse, whomever, ignores the client. Blows the client off.

Jason: Let’s say some kind of surgery has just happened, something goes wrong . . .

Tim: Yes.

Jason: Someone informs me of this . . .

Tim: A bad result. They’re told that their loved one is in a coma, their loved one is dead.

Jason: And what am I looking for that will make me say , “Uh oh, you know, maybe something’s wrong here?”

Tim: Well, the reason why health care professionals will blow people off and not disclose what happened is for liability purposes. They’re not allowed by the hospital or by their insurance companies to make admissions against their interest. That’s called making an admission against their interest, saying “You know, I fumbled the ball. We did something wrong. And we’re sorry about it.” You won’t hear that.

Jason: OK, so when something like  that happens and, you know, people are avoiding me and no one’s telling me anything, what should I do?

Tim: You’ve got to call me. You’ve got to find out what happened, and the only way to do that is by engaging my services. I get all the records. I sit down with my experts. We find out what happened. Being blown off cannot be tolerated.

Jason: OK, and how can they get a hold of you?

Tim: It’s really simple. You can call my anytime at 1-800-55-MISNY. Visit my website, www.misnylaw.com, and you will meet with me personally. And I will meet with you at a time and place that’s convenient for the clients and their families. And if I take the case, they’re going to get my direct dial cell phone number so they can have access to me 24/7.

Jason: OK and unlike other law offices where there’s, you know, nine different last names, it’s only your name.

Tim: You’re dealing with Tim Misny.

Jason: All right, thanks so much Tim.

Tim: Thank you, my friend.

Why Doctors Lie After Medical Accidents (Getting Legal #119)

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Today on “Getting Legal with Tim Misny,” I discussed a common trend I hear from patients with host 19 Action News weatherman Jason Handman. Oftentimes patients are told by their doctors that their medical complication or injury was “unavoidable.”

But often the tragedy WAS avoidable.

I explain why doctors might lie after medical accidents at the demand of their insurance companies and why you need my services as a personal injury lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, to assess the medical records, research the case and find out the truth about what happened.

Getting Legal airs on CBS 19 every Friday morning at 7:55 a.m.

Why Call Tim Misny, Personal Injury Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio (Getting Legal #118)

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In today’s episode of “Getting Legal with Tim Misny,” host and 19 Action News weatherman Jason Handman asked me what clients should expect when they call my office for the first time. I explain to Jason the lengths I go to for my clients that they can’t expect from any other personal injury lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio.

Getting Legal airs on CBS 19 every Friday morning at 7:55 a.m.

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

Jason Handman: Good morning, welcome to another edition of Getting Legal with Tim Misny. Tim, we’re here at our favorite spot the Diner on 55th.

Tim: Where the food is great, the coffee is better, and even the service is better than the coffee.

Jason: That’s right. At 55th and St. Clair, just outside of downtown. Now, for the last 32 years, you’ve had incredible success birth injury cases, medical malpractice cases, catastrophic injury cases. What should someone expect when they call you?

Tim: They’re going to deal with me. They’re going to deal with Tim Misny. You call my office, you’re going to deal with me. Some firms, they may have, you know six or seven names in the letterhead. You call there, you’re not going to talk to any of those names in the letterhead. You don’t know who you’re going to talk to. You call my number 1-800-55-MISNY and you’re going to talk with me and I’m going to meet with you.

Jason: OK, so what does that mean? They call you, they meet with you. What happens then?

Tim: Well, I’ll tell you. I will accommodate my client because oftentimes when a tragedy happens – you don’t plan tragedy. They just happen. It may be late at night that I need to meet with a client. It may be on the weekend, and I have met clients, Jason, at funeral homes, I have met clients at a surgical intensive care unit. In the middle of the night. So, I will accommodate my clients’ needs.

Jason: OK, and in terms of outside of that schedule, throughout this process how do people keep in touch with you? Is it really easy?

Tim: If I take the client’s case I will give the client my direct dial cell phone number, and I’ll tell you why I do that. Because my client’s concerns don’t necessarily fall conveniently within the nine-to-five parameters. So if a client needs to speak with me they have my number and they can call me weekends, evenings, what have you.

Jason: All right. So, to get in touch with you right now, what should someone do?

Tim: It’s really simple. 1-800-55-MISNY or visit my website www.misnylaw.com.

Jason: All right, it’s that simple. All right, Tim thank you so much.

Tim: Thank you, Jason.

Hurt at Work? I’ll Tell You What To Do! (Getting Legal #117)

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In this episode of “Getting Legal with Tim Misny,” CBS 19 weatherman Jason Handman and I took audience questions about personal injury law. Today, we had a question from Facebook fan Diana Riva: “If I’m hurt on the job, what should I do first and can they fire me?”

I gave my advice from the perspective of a Cleveland workers’ compensation lawyer, explaining to Jason and the audience what to do if you are hurt at work and addressing the common question, “Can they fire me?” (Can you guess the answer?)

If you got hurt at work and are wondering, “What do I do?” watch this episode of Getting Legal to hear my opinion as a personal injury lawyer for Cleveland, Ohio. Then you should immediately call my office at 1-800-55-MISNY to tell me about your case.

Getting Legal airs on CBS 19 every Friday morning at 7:55 a.m.

Navigating Attorney Contingency Fees After an Accident (Getting Legal #116)

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I’m back at the Diner on 55th with CBS 19 Action News’ Jason Handman for this week’s episode of Getting Legal with Tim Misny. As a Cleveland car crash attorney, I am commonly asked by potential clients, “Who covers the cost of my lawsuit?” The answer is that I do.

I work on a contingent basis, which means I only get paid if my clients do. It also means that I pay all of the costs associated with bringing lawsuits.

Therefore, if I take your case, our contingency fee agreement ensures that no money will come out of your pocket unless we receive a judgment in your favor.

If you or a loved one is or has been injured in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to call me at 1 (800) 55-MISNY.

Getting Legal airs on CBS 19 every Friday morning at 7:55 a.m.