5 Steps in Filing an Ohio Medical Malpractice Complaint April 17, 2012.

If you believe that your injuries or illness were caused a doctor’s, nurse’s, or other medical professional’s negligence, you may have the right to file a medical malpractice complaint. Your complaint will lay the foundation for your claim.

  1. Speak with an Ohio medical malpractice attorney with experience handling these cases. He or she will explain your rights and will help determine if have a legitimate case worth pursuing.
  2. File your complaint. The accused medical professional will have a specified timeframe in which to respond, usually 20 days. They may either agree with your complaint or deny it.
  3. counter any denials. You will also have a specified timeframe in which to respond.
  4. discovery phase, which begins when all the filings have been completed. This may last several months depending on the circumstances.
  5. negotiate a settlement or go to trial. Either way, a resolution will eventually be reached.

Filing a medical malpractice complaint may seem like a stressful, overwhelming process, but it can be made easier by securing legal representation.

Consulting with an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney

The decision to pursue a medical malpractice claim is a serious one. To schedule a free consultation, contact the Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer team at Mellino Law Firm at (440) 333-3800.