When a surgical error such a fire or other medical mistake causes disfigurement or permanent disability, victims lose more than a familiar reflection in the mirror – they can lose their sense of identity and their confidence. If you have questions about an injury, a potential claim, or Ohio’s statute of limitations, attorney Chris Mellino invites you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.
A medical malpractice claim works similarly to other personal injury claims, but, in Ohio, it must be filed no later than one year after the accident that caused the injury. There are exceptions to this rule, such as when an injury is not discovered until later, or in cases that involve a minor under age 18. A lawyer who specializes in disfigurement claims can investigate the facts of your case and advise you as to whether you have a claim that is worth pursuing. He or she can also tell you whether you would be able to recover non-economic damages for pain, suffering, and mental/emotional anguish.
Can I File a Claim?
If you or someone you love has been disfigured as the result of a surgical error, amputation, or negligence, request attorney Chris Mellino’s free guide to filing a medical malpractice claim in Ohio. Or contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. We combine specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial skills, and superior negotiating talent to obtain full and fair compensation for clients. By only accepting a few cases at a time, Mellino Law Firm is able to give each claim the unique attention it deserves.