Entries by Tim Misny

Average Personal Injury Settlement in Ohio

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When I sign up new clients, I am frequently asked the same question: What is the average personal injury settlement amount in Ohio? Law suits are time-consuming, and they are often very hard on those involved. So, of course it makes sense that clients want to know if it will all be worth it in […]

What is Wrongful Death in Ohio?

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When a loved one dies, no matter what the circumstances, we always wonder what we could have done differently to prevent it from happening. We look for someone to blame or we ask ourselves, “What if…?” No matter what, the death of a loved one always seems wrong. But, as hard as it is to […]

Will Childbirth Injuries Increase as a Result of New Obstetric Guidelines?

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This month, the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology published new guidelines meant to prevent more women from having cesarean births (c-sections). After a recent study declared that one in three women in the United States deliver by c-section, cesarean birth prevention became a key issue for discussion. According to Dr. Brian Mercer, Chairman of the […]

10 Common Hospital Errors: How to Avoid Medical Malpractice

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According to an October 2013 study, avoidable hospital errors have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in up to 440,000 deaths per year. When something is wrong, we go to the hospital looking for refuge. However, in light of this new research, we may be left wondering how to […]

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Ohio?

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When a person is injured due to someone else’s negligence, it’s not just that person who is affected, that person’s entire family is affected. When a negligent act results in death, the devastating effects to the family can last for generations. As a personal injury lawyer, people come to me looking for answers when they’ve lost […]

Medical Malpractice: Statute of Limitations in Ohio

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One of the most devastating things I face as a personal injury lawyer is having to tell someone who has a legitimate case, that I cannot help them because they waited too long to come to me. The law sets forth something called the statute of limitations, which strictly defines the amount of time someone […]

What Causes Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

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As a Cleveland birth injury lawyer, I am often the first person a concerned parent calls after he or she hears an upsetting diagnosis about their newborn child. Many times, the parent has a lot of questions, and “Why?” is the one I hear most frequently. One common type of birth injury is a condition […]

How to Prove a Medical Malpractice Case in Cleveland, Ohio

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As a personal injury lawyer, it is my job to help injured victims prove medical malpractice. In the 33 years I have been practicing law I have worked on many types of cases.  Without question, medical malpractice cases are the most complex and are often difficult to prove. That is why it is important to […]

What’s the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect? (Getting Legal #144)

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As a Cleveland attorney for 33 years, I have taken many cases that involve birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury. Oftentimes, I am asked about the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. A birth injury is an injury caused to the child as a result of a medical professional’s negligence. A […]

$50 Million Class Action Settlement

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A class action was successfully pursued against a pharmaceutical company for its failure to properly label its medication with a warning indicating an increased chance of developing cancer.