Erie, Pa Medical Malpractice Attorney

“I have been there so many times before and NOW I will be there for YOU and your family.”
- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

“Please understand that the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with preponderance of the evidence.” – Tim Misny

Erie, Pa Medical Malpractice Attorney

It has been my distinct pleasure and privilege to represent families in Erie.  The devastation that results from birth injuries, medical malpractice and catastrophic accidents does not only affect the victim, but also their families, sometimes for generations.  There is no greater satisfaction for me and my team than to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable, and to tell my clients they will be justly compensated for their injuries.

More than anything, when I file a personal injury lawsuit for medical malpractice, birth injury or catastrophic injury case, I want to change the way things are done. I want to make sure no one else suffers the same indignity and agony inflicted upon my clients.  Furthermore, I have the monetary resources necessary to fight even the largest institutions. I will uncover the truth behind the negligence that caused your injury, a family member’s injury or the birth injury to your child.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors can occur during a medical procedure when medical professionals, such as surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists, make critical mistakes. These mistakes can involve operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, or performing an unnecessary surgery. These errors are often at the center of medical malpractice cases. As one of Erie’s top medical malpractice lawyers, I am here to help you if you have been a victim of medical negligence.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Medical negligence may lead to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, which can have serious consequences for patients. If healthcare providers fail to accurately identify a medical condition or disease during a medical procedure, it can result in inappropriate treatment or a missed opportunity for early intervention. A delay or misdiagnosis can be very harmful to you care. Call me today for a free case review because I am here to help.

Medication Errors

Serious problems can happen when medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, or pharmacists, make mistakes in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medications during a medical procedure. Examples of these errors may involve prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or failing to consider potential drug interactions. These mistakes are unacceptable, and those at fault must be held accountable.

Anesthesia Errors

When an anesthesiologist administers too much or too little anesthesia, fails to monitor a patient’s vital signs adequately during surgery, or overlooks a patient’s medical history, great harm can be caused. Such errors during a medical procedure can result in complications, and possibly a life-altering personal injury. You’ll need my help because you can’t do this on your own. Call me, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries often result from errors made by doctors or nurses during labor and delivery. These errors may include improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors, failure to perform a timely C-section, or mishandling of newborns. Birth injuries can lead to serious conditions like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Infections may be cause for a personal injury claim. Patients who contract infections while receiving medical care in healthcare facilities, may be a victim of negligent care. These infections may result from improper sterilization techniques, inadequate hand hygiene, or unsanitary conditions within the hospital. It is imperative that hospitals and other medical facilities have extremely clean environments. If you suffered an infection while at the hospital, it is important to call me so we can investigate your claim. Medical facilities and practitioners must be held to a high standard, and must be held accountable.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

Healthcare providers have a legal and ethical obligation to obtain informed consent from patients before performing a medical procedure. Failing to adequately inform patients about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a procedure can be a huge mistake. Not only may you leave the procedure disappointed, but you may have also lost trust in future medical care.

Nursing Negligence

Nursing negligence encompasses actions or omissions by nurses that deviate from the accepted standards of care during a medical procedure. These actions may include failing to administer medication on time, improperly monitoring patients, or not following established protocols. If you suffered a personal injury because of a nurse’s mistake, you need to call me!

Radiology Errors

These errors occur when radiologists misinterpret medical imaging results during a medical procedure, leading to missed diagnoses or incorrect treatment plans. These errors may be due to miscommunication or the radiologist’s lack of expertise, neither of which should go unaccounted. If you have suffered injury because of an error by the radiologist, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Emergency Room Errors

Emergency room mishaps can result from various factors, including overcrowding, understaffing, or the rush to treat patients quickly during a medical procedure. Errors include misdiagnosis, delays in treatment, or inappropriate discharge, potentially causing harm to patients seeking urgent care.

It is so important that you seek help from an injury attorney when you’ve suffered from medical malpractice. Not just because the medical professional needs to be held accountable, but also because your life needs to be made whole once again. I am here to help you and your family. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


Medical Expenses

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses related to the personal injury accident. This includes hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any necessary medical treatments. These damages are crucial, as they help you to cover the costs of your ongoing medical care.

Lost Income

As a victim of medical malpractice you may experience lost wages or a diminished earning capacity because of your injuries. You can pursue compensation for the income you couldn’t earn because of the personal injury accident. This financial recovery is designed to help you maintain your financial stability while you are unable to work.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages in a medical malpractice suit aim to compensate you for the physical and emotional distress caused by the personal injury accident. These damages acknowledge the non-economic impact of the injury on your life and well-being. I am a top Erie personal injury lawyer, and I am here to help.

Loss of Consortium

In some cases, your spouse or family members may suffer a loss of companionship, love, and emotional support due to your injuries. You may be eligible to seek damages for loss of consortium in a medical malpractice lawsuit, because the impact on your relationships will be recognized.

Wrongful Death Damages

If the medical malpractice results in the death of a family member, surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim in a medical malpractice suit. This is meant to help cover funeral expenses, lost financial support, and provide compensation for the emotional suffering and loss of the deceased person.

Punitive Damages

In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct by medical professionals, punitive damages may be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit. These damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct, providing a measure of justice to the victim. These punitive damages also help to deter future mistakes.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

As a personal injury accident victim, you may experience a significant reduction in your ability to enjoy life’s activities due to your injuries. Compensation for loss of enjoyment aims to help you adapt to your new circumstances and find fulfillment in other ways.

Disability and Disfigurement

You may suffer permanent disabilities or disfigurement as a result of medical malpractice, and need to pursue compensation for these damages. These funds can help cover the costs of necessary adaptations to daily life and improve the your quality of life after the injury.

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress damages encompass the psychological and emotional impact of your personal injury accident. You may experience anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress, and compensation for emotional distress can assist in obtaining the therapy and support you need.

Each of these damages in a medical malpractice case serves a specific purpose in helping you recover, whether by covering medical costs, compensating for suffering, or easing financial burdens. For more than 40 years I have helped the great people of Erie, Pa recover compensation for medical malpractice and other types of personal injury. I am here to help! Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

I will meet with you any time or place that is convenient for you!

If you or a loved one was the victim of a medical mistake, I will meet with you right away; in your Erie, Pa. home, St. Vincent Hospital, Shriners Hospital, Millcreek Community Hospital, or anywhere you are most comfortable.  Your case will become my top priority, and as such, you will have 24/7 access to me because communication is key to a successful outcome.

If I accept your medical malpractice, birth injury, or catastrophic injury case, you won’t pay one cent unless your case is won!

Medical malpractice, birth injury & catastrophic injury cases can get very expensive very quickly.  To prove negligence, we have to collect and sort through endless medical records, hire expert witnesses who will verify negligence occurred, and to quantify damages.  No matter what it takes, we will cover ALL costs associated with proving your case.  It will not cost you one cent because we only get paid when you get paid.

Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is the negligence or substandard care provided by medical professionals, leading to harm or injury to a patient. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and other breaches of the standard of care.

How can I determine if I have a medical malpractice case?

To determine if you have a medical malpractice case, you need to call me, on of Erie’s most experienced personal injury attorneys. I will evaluate your situation, considering factors like negligence, causation, and damages, to determine if you have a viable claim.

What are the common types of medical malpractice claims?

Common types of medical malpractice claims include surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and hospital-acquired infections. These are just a few examples of personal injury cases within the realm of medical malpractice.

How do I find the right medical malpractice lawyer for my case?

You need an attorney with experience, a track record of success , and a commitment to advocating for your rights. You need an attorney who will be there for you day or night, to answer questions and give you support. I am here for you, and you need to call me today for your free consultation.

What damages can I seek in a medical malpractice case?

In a medical malpractice case, you can seek compensation for various damages, including medical bills, medical and funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and in the case of a fatality, wrongful death damages.

What is the role of expert witnesses in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in medical malpractice cases. They provide professional opinions on the standard of care, whether the medical professional’s actions deviated from it, and the resulting harm. Their testimony can strongly influence the outcome of personal injury lawsuits.

How long does a medical malpractice case typically take to resolve?

The duration of a medical malpractice case can vary significantly, but it generally takes several months to several years to resolve. Complex cases may take longer, while settlements may occur faster with the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Can I still file a medical malpractice claim if I signed a consent form before the procedure?

Yes, signing a consent form does not absolve medical professionals of negligence. If the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care, resulting in harm, you may still have a valid medical malpractice claim. Call me and we can discuss you situation.

If you or a family member was the victim of someone else’s negligence in the Erie, Pa. area, call me at today.  I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


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Christine Filippelli
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Jake Ferri
23:46 01 Aug 22
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Jennifer Malainy
Jennifer Malainy
22:44 19 Jul 22
My favorite lawyer. Truly one of the kindest, smartest, and most genuine humans I have ever met. There is only one TIM... MISNY and he will make them pay!! God more
01:16 16 Feb 22
I spoke to Amy and Christine about a possible personal injury case involving my father and they were both helpful,... professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Although they could not help us with our case, I would highly recommend them!read more
Stephen Burks
Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
It really comes down to what people say and do when they don't think anyone that matters is listening or they'll get... anything in return.There's the Tim Misny you see on the billboards and on TV, but there's another Tim Misny that I know up close and personal.The Tim Misny I know is genuinely passionate about helping the hard working little folks who get pushed around the big folks. He actually, really honestly cares about people who run into bad luck at no fault of their own. Tim has quietly, out of the sight of cameras and with no fanfare shared generously with the marginalized in our society; single moms, Veterans and others without expecting anything in return.He calls them like he sees them and you wouldn't want to take your troubles to anyone more
mark colucci
mark colucci
14:33 06 Dec 21
Mr. Misny is an angel here on earth and the BEST attorney in Ohio. He has helped my daughter who is in law school when... she needed the guidance most. He is a class act, a great family man, and extremely caring. If you need a lawyer in this field I would HIGHLY recommend. There is no other lawyer, in my opinion, better than Tim Misny.Thank you Tim for being a light in this community!read more
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Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
02:43 27 Nov 21
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Gianna Colucci
Gianna Colucci
12:56 04 Nov 21
Mr. Misny is the best! I am a 27-year-old single mother, and I am finishing law school in May at Cleveland-Marshall... College of Law. When I found myself jobless during the height of the pandemic, I knew I needed help. Going into the legal profession, I wanted to be JUST LIKE Mr. Misny because I knew he was the most successful attorney in the industry. I called him up one day just for the hell of it to see if there was anyway he could help me. I never thought such a big name/reputation like him would respond to me. However, when he learned of my financial situation he PERSONALLY called my cell phone within 5 minutes of my email. Not only has he helped me secure employment, but he continues to teach me every single day what it takes to be the BEST lawyer in the legal profession. I am forever thankful for Mr. Misny. He changed my life. He continues to inspire me every single day, and I am so proud that he took me under his wing and is my mentor. He is the most intelligent, kindest, caring attorney I have ever met, and he is giving me the tools I need to be the most successful lawyer I can be o give my four-year-old son, Gregory, the life he deserves. THANK YOU MR. TIM MISNY. I owe my entire future legal career to you because if you didn't take the time out of your busy day to call me that day and help me when no one else would, I would not have been able to stay in law school. You change lives every single day. Keep being you Tim. There is no one like Tim more
Brandon Hagerdon
Brandon Hagerdon
20:53 18 May 21
I met Tim 6 years ago when he was working with my mother. Since then we were able to stay in touch and build a... relationship. I reached out to Tim recently about an opportunity and he was able to connect the dots and help me with this. During this process he gave me his direct number to contact him if need be. If you are in need of any sort of help, I would recommend Tim every more
Jimmie Graham
Jimmie Graham
19:26 30 Mar 21
Tim is hands down the best lawyer in town. He was able to guide me through the legal process and keep me informed at... all stages. Which allowed me to not stress and focus on life. He was able to get me the best deal possible in my court case. One thing that blew me away is that he gave me his direct cell number and answered anytime I had a question which is rare with most lawyers. 100% Misny is the guy! There's a reason he's on literally every billboard in more
Paul McFadden
Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
My relationship with Tim goes back over 30 years and is one of great trust and mutual respect. Tim represented me at a... critical point in my life and I will always be indebted to him for the difference he made. He is always just a phone call more
Rick Miller
Rick Miller
18:55 21 Dec 20
If I could reach into the sky just to pull more than 5 stars down for a rating I would! I have used other lawyers in... the past and it was such a pain to reach them when I needed them. Tim is in all honesty there for you. He gave me his personal phone number, and at anytime or any day he answered. If I had to leave a message I could count to 10 and he would already be calling me back. He also was willing to talk on the weekends! He didn’t just forward me to an impersonal automated system or a person with no experience. I will NEVER use another person for legal advice. He’s gracious enough to give me guidance whenever I have a question. No matter how complex. This may sound like an advertisement but I assure you this man was more in touch when I had an issue than my own family. A reasonable and caring family man who will MAKE THEM PAY!Thank you Timread more
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PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
01:51 22 Oct 20
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tim personally over the past 2 years. Beyond him being an incredible lawyer &... 'Jack of all trades ' he is an amazing friend. One thing I love most is that he is family oriented & always making quality time for his loved ones. He inspires me to be a great role model &father figure one day. Tim loves nature & shares the true beauty of nature with how he raises his kids. From biking through trails & having his kids learn how to nurture the family garden - he teaches valuable lessons on how to appreciate the world we live in. I know that Tim is just a phone call away & always urgent to responding no matter the situation. He has given me some of the greatest advice & continously throwing positive energy my way! I'm honored to know him & be a friend of his. He is the true practioneer of changing lives & paying it forward. He has taught me so much in just a short amount of time. Tim Misny, a man that wakes up every single day to make a difference!read more
Scott Plate
Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more more
Mike M
Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
Eric Evans
Eric Evans
21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than more
Benjamin Firstenberg
Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people more
David Shelton
David Shelton
01:13 30 Jun 20
I don't know much about Tim the lawyer, but I do know about Tim the man. Tim the man befriended me as a youth and gave... me the motivation to excel in school. Tim the man wrote the letter that got me into college and got me a helpful scholarship. Tim the man gave me an internship while in college. Tim the man has been a friend to me for over ten years. He makes himself available day or night whether I need advice or just want to talk about the day. There a lot of stigmas about attorneys (and they are earned) but Tim Misny bucks the stereotype. And if Tim the lawyer is half a good as Tim the man, he will live up to his word, and make them more
Mike Mercer
Mike Mercer
00:16 17 Jan 20
WOW! It is the only way to describe the tremendous experience I was afforded, when I contacted and then retained Tim... Misny, to handle a case for me. I had been injured in an automobile accident and needed help and direction, Tim and his staff provided both.The personal attention and clarity of the matter and specifics, gave me a state of comfort and satisfaction that I could have found nowhere else! I will be forever grateful to have Tim Misny as my attorney and my friend!I am a businessman in the Greater Cleveland area and have directed various members of my staffs as well as personal friends to Tim for solutions to their personal injury case needs. All my referrals have been more than pleased with the service and personal treatment they have received from Tim and his staff.I strongly recommend Tim Misny and his associates should you ever need the finest legal services available in Ohio! Trust is his number one priority, trust in knowing that you will be his client second, his friend first!read more
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The Law Offices of Tim Misny

Cleveland Office
3100 E. 45th St.
Suite 444
Cleveland OH 44127
Mailing Address:
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4230 Chillicothe Rd. Ste 200
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Disclaimer: All lawsuits are different and the Law Offices of Tim Misny make no representation or promise that it can obtain the same results in other legal matters. Nothing in this webpage constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter.