I have served the residents of Cleveland and most Southern Ohio cities as a medical malpractice attorney for 33 years. I’ve helped many injured victims and their families, but often encountered many patients who were told by health care professionals that their injuries were unavoidable.
This is often untrue.
Statistically, over 1.3 million people per year are injured by hospital malpractice, physician errors, or incidents leading to medical negligence claims. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that approximately 225,000 wrongful deaths occur every year due to medical malpractice.
Most shocking about these numbers is that less than 10% of all medical malpractice claims are ever pursued. Many victims of medical negligence and malpractice never bring a claim, and they never exercise the right to be compensated for their injuries.
Don’t be a silent victim. Call me, and if I decide to take your case “I will make them pay.”
I have two goals in representing you and your family in a medical malpractice claim.
First, I will help you get the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Equally important, I will hold the medical professional involved accountable for his or her actions. Together, by pursuing a medical malpractice claim, we can change policies and procedures so tragedies like the one you have experienced do not continue to happen over and over again.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Professionally, doctors and other health care providers are held to the highest standards of care in our society. Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals don’t meet these standards. Essentially, medical malpractice is defined as a health care provider’s breach of the duty of care he or she owes to the patient.
Medical malpractice cases can be tough, and you want to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney helping you with your case. We not only have to prove that the health care provider made a mistake, we also must prove that the mistake is the direct and proximate cause of the victim’s injury.
As an Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ve had success pursuing claims for two reasons.
First, I have gained decades of knowledge from helping victims and their families. There is no substitute for experience.
The second reason for my success is that I have tremendous financial resources that are dedicated to developing my clients’ cases.
Insurance companies for health care providers will try to outspend and outlast people bringing claims, hoping victims will lack the resources to continue fighting and will eventually give up on obtaining the compensation they deserve.
I can match them dollar for dollar, and I have the lasting commitment to my clients to see their cases through to the end.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
There is a one-year statute of limitations for bringing a medical malpractice claim in Ohio.
The statute of limitations is the period prescribed by law in which someone has to bring a claim. In most personal injury claims, i.e. car accidents, slip and falls, and workers’ compensation claims, there is a two-year statute of limitations.
Medical malpractice claims are different. You only have one year to bring a medical malpractice claim. Therefore, you must contact a lawyer as soon as you realize you have been a victim.
The year you have to bring a medical malpractice claim begins from the date of the act of malpractice, or from the date a person reasonably knew that the malpractice occurred, or from the date of the termination of the physician-patient relationship.
Clearly, this can get really confusing really quickly. The thing to keep in mind is simply that if you even suspect you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you need to CALL ME immediately at 1-800-55-MISNY.
What to Expect from me as your Medical Malpractice Attorney
I am here to help you. I am happy to meet with you at a time and place that is most convenient for you.
Over the many years, I have accommodated my clients’ busy schedules by meeting them in the evenings and on weekends at their homes, in the hospital, at their work place, at funeral homes, and even at cemeteries.
If I decide to take your case, I will give you my direct dial cell phone number, so you will have complete access to me 24/7. I do this because critical communication about medical care does not fit neatly into a 9-5, Monday through Friday work schedule.
The legal process surrounding a medical malpractice claim can be confusing and emotionally wearing. Sometimes you can’t sleep at night or you think of a question you must know the answer to before you can rest. That is why open communication is key to any cases I handle. [link to Ron Nagy Testimonial]
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated and sophisticated cases in all of law. Proving the elements of a claim becomes very expensive very quickly.
It is not uncommon to have in excess of $100,000 of expenses in a case. Expert witness testimony necessary to prove the breach of the duty of care owed, the causation, and the resulting damages are a major financial undertaking.
You must know that if I take your case, it will not cost you one red cent. [link to “how I work” My fee is a contingency, which means it is a percentage based upon the total recovery. If there is no recovery, there is no fee, and you pay nothing. I also pay all of the costs associated with developing the claim.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, call me immediately at 1-800-55-MISNY.