Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer: Cleveland
For more than four decades, I have specialized as a personal injury lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve taken on big names, and deep pockets including The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and the City of Cleveland. In doing so, I have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for suffering families who have been made victims of medical malpractice, birth injury and wrongful death.
When a family or individual suffers a horrific loss or devastating injury, it feels as if their world is turned upside down and everything good is shaken out. My goal as a Cleveland personal injury attorney is to obtain a fair resolution and to stand up for those who may not otherwise have a chance. Remember, there are never any upfront costs to you!
I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Were you or a loved one hurt in a car accident at Deadman’s curve, or at the intersection of East 55th, Kinsman and Woodland? I serve the as a car accident, truck accident, and motorcycle accident lawyer for victims of driving negligence. As a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and as an attorney in Cleveland, I continue to fight to make I-90, I-71 and I-480 safer to travel.
As one of the leading medical malpractice attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, I am committed to fighting injustice against the disadvantaged and downtrodden. I strive to find those who expose our community and my clients to unnecessary harm, and then I’ll Make Them Pay!®
My Legal Specialties and Related Practice Areas Include:
Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that can have both short-term and long-term effects on a baby. In the short term, it can lead to difficulties with motor skills, muscle weakness, and developmental delays. The long-term effects include impaired movement, speech and language difficulties, learning disabilities, and other physical and cognitive challenges. Future medical bills can pile up.
Erb’s Palsy: Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus during a difficult delivery. It can cause limited or no movement in the affected arm or hand. Over the long term, this may lead to weakness or paralysis in the affected arm, potential loss of sensation, and possible long-term functional impairments. The severity of Erb’s Palsy can vary, and rehabilitation or surgery may be necessary to improve the condition.
Facial Nerve Injury: Facial Nerve Injury during birth can have immediate and long-term effects on the baby. In the short term, it can result in an inability to move one side of the face, difficulty closing the eye, and drooping of the mouth. These effects can lead to challenges with feeding and facial expressions. In the long term, there may be permanent facial asymmetry, impaired speech and eating, and potential social and emotional consequences. Treatment options, such as physical therapy or surgery, may be considered based on the severity of the injury.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy is a birth injury caused by oxygen deprivation and reduced blood flow to the baby’s brain. It can result in difficulty breathing, low heart rate, seizures, poor muscle tone, and lethargy. Injured victims may have long-term effects can be more severe and may include cognitive impairments, developmental delays, movement disorders, epilepsy, and potential lifelong disabilities. Timely medical intervention and appropriate therapies are crucial to minimize the long-term impact of HIE.
Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can occur during childbirth and have both short-term and long-term effects. In the short term, there may be a loss of movement and sensation below the injury site. However, the long-term effects can be devastating, including paralysis, loss of bladder and bowel control, potential respiratory and circulatory issues, and long-term physical limitations. The severity and extent of the spinal cord injury determine the specific long-term implications. Rehabilitation, assistive devices, and ongoing medical care are often necessary to manage the effects of spinal cord injuries.
Bone Fractures: Bone fractures, particularly in the clavicle or collarbone, can occur during birth. In the short term, they may cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected limb. Fortunately, most newborn bone fractures heal without long-term complications. However, in severe cases, there may be misalignment, growth abnormalities, or damage to surrounding tissues, which may require medical intervention or ongoing monitoring.
Birth injuries are horrifying. Not only has your child had difficulty added to their life through no fault of their own, but your trust in your doctor and the medical community as a whole, may have diminished. If any of the above birth injuries have happened to your baby, you need to seek financial compensation and justice for your family. Call me today to discuss your child’s personal injury case and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Absolutely No Fee Unless I Win Your Personal Injury Claim
Misdiagnosis: Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional fails to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition. This can lead to delayed or improper treatment, causing harm or worsening the patient’s condition.
Medication Errors: These errors include mistakes in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication. These errors can include the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or administration errors, which can result in adverse reactions, drug interactions, or other harmful effects.
Surgical Errors: Mistakes made during surgical procedures. This can include wrong-site surgery, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, damaging surrounding tissues or organs, or other negligent actions that can cause significant harm or complications.
Birth Injuries: Birth injuries occur during labor and delivery, leading to harm to the baby or mother. These injuries can range from cerebral palsy or brachial plexus injuries to complications arising from inadequate fetal monitoring.
Anesthesia Errors: Administering an incorrect dosage, failing to consider the patient’s medical history or allergies, or inadequate monitoring during the procedure. These errors can potentially result in serious complications, brain damage, or even death.
It is hard to think of any circumstances that are more demoralizing that being a victim of medical malpractice. When in pain or sick, patients become optimistic when they learn there’s a procedure or medication that will help their outcome. Sadly, too many patients come out of surgery with more problems than they initially had. With more resources than other Cleveland personal injury lawyers, I can help you recover damages. Call me today for your free consultation!
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): When the brain suffers severe damage due to sudden impact or violent shaking, it can result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, motor function difficulties, personality changes, and in severe cases, permanent disability or coma.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): An injury to the spinal cord, often results in paralysis or loss of function below the site of injury. This can lead to significant physical limitations, loss of sensation, impaired organ function, and lifelong disabilities.
Loss of Limb: Occurs as a result of an amputation or permanent loss of a body part, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot. This catastrophic injury can have a profound physical, emotional, and psychological impact that necessitate significant rehabilitation, prosthetic devices, and adjustments to daily life.
Severe Burns: Severe burns result in significant damage to the skin and underlying tissues. These injuries can cause excruciating pain, permanent scarring, disfigurement, loss of mobility, and the need for extensive medical treatment, surgeries, and ongoing rehabilitative care.
Multiple Organ Failure: Multiple organ failure occurs when two or more organs in the body fail to function properly, leading to life-threatening complications. This catastrophic injury can result from severe trauma, medical errors, or infections. It often requires intensive medical interventions, organ transplantation, and can lead to long-term health complications or death.
When one of these injuries occurs through no fault of your own, someone needs so be held accountable! You need to call me, at the law firm of Tim Misny!
Medical Malpractice: A case may arise if a healthcare professional’s negligence, such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, or failure to provide appropriate treatment, directly leads to the death of a patient.
Car Accidents: If a person’s death is caused by the negligent actions of another driver, such as reckless driving, drunk driving, or distracted driving, it could lead to a lawsuit filed by the surviving family members seeking compensation for their loss.
Workplace Accidents: Occurs when a worker loses their life due to hazardous working conditions, lack of safety protocols, faulty equipment, or employer negligence. Their family may have grounds to file a claim against the employer or other responsible parties.
Defective Products: If a person dies as a result of using a defective or dangerous product, such as a faulty vehicle component, malfunctioning medical device, or unsafe consumer product. The manufacturer or distributor may be held accountable and subject to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Criminal Acts: Cases in which someone is killed due to the intentional or negligent actions of another person. This can be an assault, homicide, or other violent crimes. Surviving family members can pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party in both criminal and civil court.
Throughout my career, I’ve combined years of experience with financial resources to provide my clients with the best legal representation possible.
Workplace Injury: Occurs when a worker sustains an injury while performing their job duties, such as a slip and fall, machinery accident, or exposure to hazardous materials. Injured workers may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits that cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and a portion of lost wages.
Occupational Illness: Occurs when workers develop an illness or medical condition as a result of their job. This could be lung disease from exposure to toxic substances, repetitive stress injuries, or work-related cancers.
Work-Related Mental Health Conditions: An employee may suffer from work-related mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to workplace stress, traumatic events, or harassment..
Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions: When a pre-existing condition is worsened or aggravated by work-related activities or conditions, the employee may be eligible to sue for worker’s compensation benefits. This can include conditions such as arthritis, back pain, or respiratory disorders that are exacerbated by the demands or hazards of the job.
Death Benefits: In the unfortunate event of a worker’s death resulting from a workplace accident or occupational illness, the surviving dependents may be entitled to sue for worker’s compensation death benefits. These benefits typically include financial assistance for funeral expenses, ongoing support for dependents, and compensation for the loss of income from the deceased worker.
Denial of Benefits: An individual may sue Social Security Disability if their claim for benefits was unjustly denied, despite having a qualifying medical condition or disability.
Delays in Processing: An applicant may experience unreasonable delays in the processing of their Social Security or disability claim, leading to financial hardships or denial of necessary medical treatment. They can choose to sue to ensure their case is given proper attention and resolved in a timely manner.
Medical Evidence Disputes: In cases where the Social Security Administration (SSA) disputes the severity or existence of a claimant’s medical condition. This can result in the denial of benefits, the claimant may file a lawsuit to present additional evidence or challenge the SSA’s decision-making process.
Alleged Discrimination: If an individual believes they were denied Social Security or disability benefits due to discrimination based on their race, gender, age, or any other protected characteristic.
Overpayment Issues: When the SSA erroneously overpays benefits to a recipient, and later attempts to recover the overpayment through means that the recipient believes are unfair or excessive.
Whiplash: Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head and neck are forcefully jerked back and forth during a collision. This can cause damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and limited range of motion.
Fractures: Motor vehicle accidents can result in fractures or broken bones, which may vary in severity from minor cracks to complete breaks. Fractures commonly occur in the arms, legs, ribs, or pelvis and may require immobilization, surgery, or other medical interventions for proper healing.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI occurs when a sudden jolt or blow to the head disrupts normal brain function. This can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, potentially leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, headaches, mood changes, and physical disabilities.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Accidents involving significant impact can damage the spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis. These injuries can cause permanent changes in sensation, strength, and bodily functions, affecting the person’s mobility and quality of life.
Internal Organ Damage: Forceful impact during a motor vehicle accident can cause internal injuries such as lacerations, bruising, or ruptures to organs like the liver, spleen, kidneys, or lungs. These injuries may require immediate medical attention, surgery, or long-term monitoring to prevent complications.