Timetable for Filing an Ohio Pediatric Medical Malpractice Claim November 13, 2012.
When pursuing an Ohio pediatric medical malpractice case, one of the first questions many people ask is how long the process will take from start to finish. This includes the time they take their case to an attorney to the time they can expect to collect malpractice damages.
That’s a very difficult question to answer with any certainty because every case is different. Some cases, due to their complexity, will take longer than others. The length of the case depends on many factors, particularly on whether it goes to trial or is settled out of court, and at what stage of the litigation process the settlement takes place.
As a general estimate, a medical malpractice case can take around 1 to 2 years to complete. This does not include the time it takes to prepare the case. There is a great deal of paperwork involved in this type of case. There are also waiting times to process the legal papers and waiting to hear from expert witnesses.
At first it can seem like a very long wait, but the time can go by more quickly than you realize. Your attorney knows that your family has suffered mental and emotional pain and will be working toward getting you the malpractice damages you seek.
Contacting an Ohio Pediatric Medical Malpractice Attorney
If your child has been injured by a physician’s error you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Mellino Law Firm at (440) 333-3800 to speak with an attorney about your options.