Why You May Wish to Consider Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cleveland July 5, 2012.
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.