Medical malpractice lawsuits can take a long time partly because of the discovery phase of
litigation. This is when relevant documentation and information is collected
or requested from the other parties.

Elements of the Discovery Phase

The information and documents collected during the discovery phase help
both sides determine what will be admissible evidence in the lawsuit.
One of the most common aspects of the discovery phase is the deposition,
in which witnesses and/or the parties involved in the medical malpractice
lawsuit provide sworn testimony about what happened.

Interrogatories are another part of litigation. These are written questions
given to the other side. The party who receives the listed questions will
write their answers to them.

Parties may also request certain documents throughout the discovery process
as each side builds its case.

Discovery is usually the longest part of the lawsuit process and can take
several weeks or even months to complete.

If you have questions about filing a
medical malpractice claim, including whether you still have time to file one in Ohio,
contact us today at (440) 333-3800 for a free consultation.