Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Misny
As a Cleveland personal injury lawyer for more than 40 years, I’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of injured victims acquire fair compensation for their injuries. Whether you’ve been injured on the job, in an accident or because of medical malpractice, I can help you too! Your job is to heal, and my job is to see that you are justly compensated for your injuries, lost wages medical bills, and possibly more. Personal injury claims can be the result of many different circumstances. If you have been injured, call me for a free consultation today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Possible Reasons To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of a person driving a company vehicle while conducting company business, it may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If the facts show the driver and the company was negligent, you may be eligible to be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If an employee suffers an injury or illness due to unsafe working conditions, lack of proper training, defective equipment, or employer negligence, they may eligible to file a personal injury claim through workers’ compensation. Personal injury law is the vehicle that enables you to seek compensation for current and future medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages.
Construction Site Accidents
Personal injury cases where a worker or bystander is injured on a construction site due to the negligence of a company, are more common than you know. Inadequate safety measures, faulty equipment, or failure to adhere to regulations are grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit for compensation and damages. Catastrophic injuries have occurred when safety protocols and procedures have not been followed to ensure the safety of employees and others.
If a person suffers harm or injury as a result of negligent or substandard medical care by a healthcare facility or its staff, they may have a valid personal injury claim. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, or failure to provide proper care.
Dangerous or Defective Products
If you or a loved one were harmed by a defective product manufactured, distributed, or sold by a company, please call me as soon as possible to discuss a potential personal injury claim. As a highly experienced personal injury lawyer for more than 40 years, I know what it takes to win a case. The company has a responsibility to ensure the safety of its products and warn consumers about potential risks. If they don’t, I’ll Make Them Pay!®
If an individual develops an illness or injury due to exposure to toxic substances, they may have a personal injury case. Hazardous chemicals or pollutants released by a company’s operations, can be harmful to employees and the public. In Cleveland, personal injury lawsuits can be filed against the company for failing to take appropriate measures to protect the public or its employees.
Assault and Security Breaches
If a person is assaulted and suffers harm due to inadequate security provided by a company, they may entitled to compensation. Lack of surveillance, negligent hiring practices, or failure to respond to known risks, can lead to catastrophic injuries. Hiring me as their personal injury lawyer ensures they have the best chance to successfully prove their case.
Public Transportation Accidents
In cases where a person sustains injuries due to the negligence of a public transportation company or its employees, such as a bus, train, or taxi/Uber, they may be able to collect damages. Public transportation must be safe and accessible to all passengers.
Negligent Hiring and Supervision
If an individual is harmed by an employee with a known history of violence, criminal behavior, or incompetence, the company may be at fault. The company may have failed to conduct proper background checks or adequately supervise their employee. The injured party can file a personal injury claim against the company for negligent hiring and supervision.
Personal Injury Because of Medical Malpractice
Surgical errors can result in severe injuries such as; organ damage, nerve damage, infections, or even wrongful death. Examples include wrong-site surgery, anesthesia errors, or leaving surgical instruments inside the patient’s body.
Medication errors can result in very harmful consequences, such as an adverse drug reaction, or overdose. This can occur due to prescribing errors, incorrect dosage, dispensing errors, or failure to consider a patient’s allergies or interactions with other medications.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
When a healthcare professional fails to diagnose a condition accurately or in a timely manner, it can result in delayed or inappropriate treatment, allowing the condition to worsen. This can lead to unnecessary suffering, progression of the illness, or missed opportunities for successful treatment.
Birth injuries can occur during childbirth due to medical negligence. Improper use of delivery instruments, failure to monitor fetal distress, or delayed response to complications, can all lead to problems. These injuries can cause lifelong disabilities or conditions for the newborn, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia and other life-altering injuries.
Mistakes made during anesthesia administration can cause serious and sometimes lethal personal injury. Issues may be caused from allergic reactions, medication errors, inadequate monitoring, or improper intubation. These errors can result in brain damage, cardiac complications, or even death.
If a patient acquires an infection while receiving medical treatment for another issue in a healthcare facility, they may have a personal injury claim. Surgical site infection or a bloodstream infection due to inadequate hygiene practices, contaminated equipment, or failure to follow proper infection control protocols may be grounds for a personal injury claim.
Failure to Provide Adequate Follow-up Care
When healthcare professionals fail to provide appropriate post-treatment or post-operative care, it can result in worsening conditions, or delayed recovery. This may include failure to monitor a patient’s progress, provide necessary instructions, or arrange necessary consultations or referrals.
Anesthesia awareness refers to the rare occurrence when a patient remains conscious during surgery but is unable to move or communicate. This can cause significant psychological trauma, anxiety, and distress for the patient.
Nursing Home Negligence
In a nursing home setting, negligence or abuse by staff can result in severe injury. For those who are unable to care for themselves, negligence can result in bedsores, falls, malnutrition, dehydration, and medication errors. Nursing home abuse can result in broken bones, bruising, and emotional trauma. If you or a family member have been hurt as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse, I can help you!
Emotional or Psychological Trauma
Medical malpractice can lead to significant emotional or psychological trauma for patients and their families. This may include trauma caused by medical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or inappropriate treatment. The problems may lead to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or loss of quality of life.
Personal Injury Lawsuit: Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage during or shortly after birth. It can occur due to medical negligence, such as oxygen deprivation, failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of delivery instruments, or delayed emergency interventions. Cerebral palsy can result in lifelong motor, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.
Erb’s palsy, also known as brachial plexus injury, happens when the nerves in the shoulder and arm are damaged during birth. This can occur due to excessive force or improper maneuvers used during a difficult delivery. Erb’s palsy can lead to weakness, loss of sensation, or paralysis in the affected arm.
Facial Nerve Injury
Facial nerve injuries can occur if excessive pressure or trauma is applied to the baby’s face during birth. This can lead to facial paralysis or weakness, impacting the ability to close the eye, smile, or control facial expressions.
Improper handling or excessive force during delivery can cause bone fractures and other injuries in newborns. Common fractures include clavicle (collarbone) fractures, skull fractures, or fractures in the arms or legs.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
HIE refers to brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation and reduced blood flow to the brain during childbirth. It can occur due to complications such as umbilical cord problems, placental issues, or prolonged labor. HIE can lead to cognitive impairments, developmental delays, seizures, and other neurological problems.
Perinatal asphyxia occurs when the baby’s oxygen supply is significantly reduced during labor and delivery. It can result from medical negligence, such as failure to respond to fetal distress or delay in performing an emergency cesarean section. Perinatal asphyxia can cause brain damage, cognitive impairments, motor disabilities, or even wrongful death.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries during birth can occur if excessive force is applied to the baby’s spine. These injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, or other neurological impairments, depending on the level and severity of the spinal cord damage. No matter the severity, it is devastating when an otherwise healthy child’s life begins like this.
Skull and Brain Injuries
Improper use of delivery instruments, such as forceps or vacuum extractors, can cause skull fractures or brain injuries in newborns. These injuries can lead to bleeding in the brain (intracranial hemorrhage), or other traumatic brain injuries.
Fetal Distress-Related Injuries
Failure to promptly recognize and address signs of fetal distress, such as abnormal heart rate or oxygen levels, can result in various birth injuries. These injuries may include brain damage, organ damage, or developmental disabilities due to prolonged oxygen deprivation or inadequate medical intervention.
Infections acquired during the birthing process can occur due to medical negligence, such as inadequate hygiene practices, contaminated forceps, or a surgical instrument or gauze left inside the mother after a C-section. Newborns can develop serious infections, including sepsis, meningitis, or pneumonia, which can lead to long-term health complications or even death.
Personal injuries, occurring at work, in public, or even at the hospital can have life-changing consequences. You need to call me if this has happened to you. As a personal injury lawyer, I am here to recover damages for you, and hold those responsible accountable for your suffering. You may need to recoup medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Call me anytime, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
In a personal injury lawsuit, the injured person can sue for compensation for medical expenses resulting from the injury. This includes costs associated with hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, and any other necessary medical treatment. Receiving compensation for medical expenses, can alleviate the financial burden, and ensure access to proper healthcare.
If the injury prevents a person from working, they can seek compensation for lost wages/income. This includes wages lost due to time off work for medical appointments, surgeries, recovery, or any period of disability caused by the injury. Receiving compensation for lost wages, can mitigate the financial impact of being unable to work, and maintain their financial stability during the recovery process.
Pain and Suffering
Recovery of damages for pain and suffering may include compensation for physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the injury. This type of compensation acknowledges the non-economic impact of the injury on the individual’s quality of life, well-being, and emotional state. It provides some measure of comfort and recognition for the pain and suffering endured by the injured person.
In cases where personal property is damaged as a result of the incident, such as a car accident, the injured person can seek compensation for the repair or replacement costs of the damaged property. This includes vehicles, personal belongings, or any other property that was damaged due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. Compensation for property damage helps the injured person recover the value of their damaged property and restore their possessions to their pre-incident condition.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium refers to damages sought by a spouse or family member of the injured person. It compensates for the loss of companionship, love, affection, and support resulting from the injury. The injured person’s spouse or family member may experience a significant impact on their relationship and quality of life due to the injury. Compensation for loss of consortium acknowledges and provides some measure of relief for this loss.
Why You Need Tim
First, I recover significant compensation for my clients so that they may lead as normal of a life as possible. Secondly, I hold people and businesses accountable for their negligence so that similar tragedies never happen again.
I’ll Make Them Pay!® – Tim Misny