Personal Injury Lawyer in Portsmouth, Ohio

“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

Personal Injury Lawyer in Portsmouth, Ohio

Were you or a family member the victim of a medical mistake at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio? If so, call me right away. As an experienced medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, I will fight to get you the answers you need and deserve.

My Portsmouth office is located near the Ohio River off of Chillicothe Street in Scioto County.

After a medical mistake, you need someone who isn’t afraid to take on hospitals and their insurance companies. I have the resources necessary to fight for you as long as it takes.

For more than four decades, I have had two goals. First, I want to get my clients and their families the compensation they justly deserve after a tragic medical mistake.  Secondly, I want to change the way medical professionals conduct business; to prevent the same tragedy suffered by my client from happening to others in the future.

Examples of a Personal Injury Lawsuit: Medical Malpractice

Surgical Error

During surgery, the surgeon punctured an organ or blood vessel due to negligence or lack of precision. Internal bleeding or organ damage can lead to severe pain, infection, and potential life-threatening complications.

Future Medical Needs: Victims may require additional surgeries to repair the damage, long-term pain management, and ongoing monitoring to prevent complications from arising.

Medication Error

A healthcare provider prescribed the wrong medication or incorrect dosage, either due to miscommunication or failure to follow safety protocols. Adverse drug reactions, allergic responses, or drug interactions may cause organ damage, anaphylaxis, or even wrongful death.

Future Medical Needs: It’s possible to require intensive medical treatment to manage the complications caused by the medication error. Victim may require ongoing monitoring to avoid further adverse reactions.


If a doctor misinterpreted test results or failed to recognize critical symptoms, it could lead to an incorrect diagnosis. Delayed or incorrect treatment, worsening of the actual medical condition, or causing potential irreversible damage.

Future Medical Needs: If a misdiagnosis occurred, injured patients may require corrective treatment or surgeries to address the condition correctly. The patient may also need psychological support due to the emotional toll of the misdiagnosis.

Anesthesia Error

The anesthesiologist may have administered an incorrect dosage of anesthesia or failed to monitor the patient adequately during surgery, causing injury. Absence in anesthesia awareness (patient wakes up during surgery) can cause brain damage, respiratory problems, or even cardiac arrest.

Future Medical Needs: This can lead to ongoing neurological assessments, therapy to cope with trauma, and potential rehabilitation for any physical disabilities resulting from the anesthesia error.

Hospital-acquired Infection

Due to inadequate sanitation or hygiene practices, you may have contracted an infection during your hospital stay. Sepsis, surgical site infections, or antibiotic-resistant infections may lead to prolonged hospitalization, organ failure, or death.

Future Medical Needs: You may require extended antibiotic treatment, wound care, and possible surgical interventions to manage the consequences of the infection and prevent relapses. Psychological support might also be necessary to cope with the emotional distress caused by the hospital-acquired infection.

As a Portsmouth personal injury lawyer, I am here to be your voice in the case of serious injury caused by medical malpractice. Compensation for your future medical needs will be calculated by a team of professionals I work with. As for the doctors who caused your injury, and their insurance companies, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Damages In Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Expenses: Victims of medical malpractice may seek compensation for past and future medical expenses incurred due to the negligent actions of healthcare providers. These expenses include hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, and ongoing medical treatment necessary to recover from the injury caused by malpractice.

Pain and Suffering: You may be entitled to compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish caused by the injury. Pain and suffering damages acknowledge the significant negative impact on the victim’s overall well-being, including the trauma and emotional toll resulting from the injury.

Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: Medical malpractice can lead to severe injuries, prolonged recovery periods, or permanent disabilities that prevent you from working. Compensation for lost wages includes the income you would have earned during the time you were unable to work, as well as potential future earning capacity reduction due to the lasting effects.

Loss of Consortium: In some cases, a spouse or family members of the injured party may be entitled to damages for the loss of companionship, support, and affection due to the catastrophe. Loss of consortium compensates for the impact the injury has on the victim’s relationships and the deprivation of their loved ones’ comfort and companionship.

Punitive Damages: In situations where the healthcare provider’s actions were particularly egregious or exhibited willful misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded. This is meant to punish the responsible party and deter others from similar reckless behavior. These damages go beyond compensating the victim and are intended to send a message that such negligence will not be tolerated in the medical community.

As one of the leading Portsmouth personal injury attorneys, I’ve dedicated my life to helping my clients and the Portsmouth community as well. In the medical profession, there is no room for error. Personal injury lawyers hold the medical community to the standard of care they’ve taken an oath to provide.

Personal Injury Cases: Birth Injuries

Improper Use of Forceps or Vacuum Extractors

During childbirth, the healthcare provider used excessive force or applied forceps/vacuum extractors incorrectly, causing trauma to the baby’s head or neck. This can result in cranial nerve damage, skull fractures, or brain hemorrhage, which can lead to developmental delays, cognitive impairments, or cerebral palsy.

Future Medical Needs: The child may require specialized therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, to address developmental delays and disabilities caused by the birth injury.

Delayed Cesarean Section (C-section)

If the medical team failed to perform a timely C-section in cases of fetal distress, it may lead to a prolonged lack of oxygen during birth. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) or permanent brain damage often occurs, resulting in motor impairment, intellectual disabilities, or seizures..

Future Medical Needs: The child may require ongoing neurological evaluations, medication for seizures or spasticity, and assistive devices to enhance mobility and independence.

Medication Errors during Labor

Incorrect administration or dosing of medication, such as labor-inducing drugs or pain relievers, may cause adverse effects on the mother and baby. Maternal complications such as uterine rupture or postpartum hemorrhage, and neonatal issues like respiratory distress or low Apgar scores.

Future Medical Needs: The mother may require surgical intervention and prolonged postnatal care to recover from the complications, while the baby may need specialized neonatal care and potential long-term medical support.

Failure to Monitor Fetal Distress

It’s possible the medical team did not adequately monitor the baby’s vital signs during labor, missing signs of distress or fetal oxygen deprivation. Such mishaps can cause birth asphyxia leading to brain damage, developmental delays, and intellectual disabilities.

Future Medical Needs: The child may require early intervention programs, educational support, and ongoing medical assessments to manage the effects of the birth injury on their cognitive and physical development.

Improper Handling of Shoulder Dystocia

The medical team may have mishandled shoulder dystocia, which is a complication that occurs during delivery where the baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone. Brachial plexus injuries, fractures, or nerve damage, may cause weakness or paralysis in the baby’s arm.

Future Medical Needs: The baby may require surgery, physical therapy, and adaptive devices to regain or improve the functionality of the affected arm, and to facilitate their overall development and independence.

Birth injures are devastating for the whole family. Medical errors affecting the mother or the child are unacceptable, and the doctors must be held accountable. Call me for your free consultation, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Damages In Birth Injury Cases

Medical Expenses: You may have substantial medical costs, including hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitative therapies, and ongoing medical care. Compensation for medical expenses is necessary to cover the past and future costs associated with treating your injuries and supporting your child’s well-being.

Pain and Suffering: Injuries during birth can cause immense physical and emotional pain and suffering for both the child and the parents. You deserve compensation for the pain endured, and thus the awarded damages acknowledge that trauma and distress were caused by negligent medical care during childbirth.

Long-term Care and Support: Birth injuries may lead to long-term disabilities or developmental delays that require specialized care and support throughout your child’s life. Compensation for long-term medical care is deserved to ensure your child receives appropriate medical attention, therapies, and other necessary resources to improve their quality of life.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Children who suffer birth injuries may experience limitations in their ability to participate in activities, hobbies, and social interactions, thus impacting their overall enjoyment of life. Awarded damages for the loss of enjoyment of life, acknowledges the reduced opportunities and experiences your child may face due to the birth injury.

Future Earning Capacity: In severe birth injury cases, the child may face significant limitations that affect their ability to pursue certain career paths or gainful employment in the future. For your child’s future earning capacity, it is necessary to address the potential financial impact of the injury on their ability to support themselves and have financial independence as they grow older.

Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Law In Ohio

In Ohio, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is a legal time limit within which a person must file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Ohio is generally two years from the date of the injury.

This means if you suffer a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit in civil court. If you fail to initiate the legal action within this two-year period, the court is likely to dismiss your case. You may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries through the legal system.

It is crucial to be aware of and adhere to the statute of limitations, as it plays a significant role in personal injury cases. However, some situations may have exceptions or different time limits, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Let me be your personal injury attorney, an I’ll explain the statute of limitations and how it applies to your particular situation. This will ensure you take appropriate legal action within the required timeframe. Call me with your personal injury case, and with my proven experience, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Exceptions To The Statute Of Limitations

While the statute of limitations sets a general time limit for filing a lawsuit, there are certain exceptions that may apply to extend the deadline.

Discovery Rule: In cases where the injury is not immediately apparent or could not have reasonably been discovered at the time it occurred, the statute of limitations may begin on the date the injury was discovered.

For Minors: If the injured party is a minor at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be extended until they reach the age of majority (usually 18 years old). This allows the victim to file a lawsuit upon reaching legal adulthood.

Mental Incapacity: If the injured person is mentally incapacitated at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be tolled until they regain mental capacity.

Fraud or Concealment: If the defendant fraudulently conceals their involvement in the injury or the injury itself, the statute of limitations may be extended to allow the injured party more time to bring a lawsuit.

Absence from the State: If the injured party is not present in the state during the entire statute of limitations period, the time spent outside of the state may not be counted in the standard statute timeframe.

Continuing Treatment: In medical malpractice cases, if the injury occurred due to ongoing treatment or medical care, the statute of limitations may begin when the last treatment is provided, rather than the initial injury date.

Governmental Immunity: If the responsible party is a government entity or employee, special rules may apply, and the injured party may have a shorter or extended time frame to bring a claim.

If you or a family member was the victim of medical malpractice or birth injury in Portsmouth or anywhere in Southeast Ohio, call me today.

I will meet with you at your convenience, at a time and place of your choosing. Your problems become my problems. If I take your case, I will give you my direct cell phone number because I understand your questions and concerns don’t fit neatly into 9-5 schedule.

Furthermore, I cover all of the costs associated with handling your case, and my fee is based on a percentage of your recovery, so I don’t get paid unless you win. As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Tim Misny’s law firm represents clients in the following Southeast Ohio counties: Scioto, Adams, Highland, Pike, Jackson, Lawrence, and Gallia. Additional offices are also located throughout the state of Ohio.


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Christine Filippelli
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Jake Ferri
23:46 01 Aug 22
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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
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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
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Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
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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.