Ohio Medical Malpractice Complaint - An Attorney Guides You Through the Process August 10, 2012.

The first step is to contact a medical malpractice attorney, so he or she can determine whether you have a legitimate complaint.

To win your case, you’ll have to establish that a doctor or other healthcare provider made a mistake or acted carelessly. This error must have caused your injury, disability, or disfigurement.

Ohio’s statute of limitations restricts the amount of time an injured person can file a claim, so you should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. If you delay, you may lose your right to recover damages.

Your lawyer will enlist the help of a medical expert, who will verify the merit of your claim. If your case goes to court, this person (usually an out-of-state doctor) will testify that another doctor with similar training and expertise would have acted differently.

Once your claim is filed, all parties involved will be notified. This may include the physician, nurse, clinic, hospital, or any other relevant parties depending on the circumstances of your case.

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