In Ohio, a
medical malpractice claim must be filed within one year of the occurrence; however, there
are exceptions. Unless you have a tremendous grasp of the law and medical
terminology, a lawyer can be your best advocate.

Additionally, you will likely need an expert witness to testify as to how
your doctor deviated from what another doctor would have done in the same
situation. It’s difficult to find a Cleveland doctor who will testify
against another Cleveland doctor, but experienced trial attorneys have
a network of resources.

Finally, once a settlement or verdict has been reached, collecting payment
from the malpractice insurance provider can be difficult and frustrating.
Legal counsel can help you move the process along more swiftly.

If you have questions about a potential
medical malpractice claim, attorney
Chris Mellino welcomes you to
contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. You may also
download or request Chris’ free guide to filing a claim in Ohio.