Surgical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland OH

Surgical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland OH - gavel and stethoscope on wood deskThe surgical malpractice lawyers Cleveland, OH residents trust, of Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. hold doctors and other health care providers responsible for harm that they cause. The patient-physician relationship is rooted in trust. When a doctor says that one of their patients needs surgery, it is expected that the potential risks and desired outcomes are presented in a way that is clear and easily digestible for patients. According to a recent Johns Hopkins Medicine study, more than 250,000 Americans perish each year as a result of medical malpractice, making it one of the leading causes of death in the nation. 

Our legal team is committed to helping surgical malpractice victims pursue and obtain compensation from those who were responsible for the harm. If you believe that your condition, injury, or other issue was a direct result of mistakes made before, during, or after surgery, contact Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. to schedule a free consultation with a qualified member of our team. 

A Reputation for Results

As trial lawyers, we have built a strong reputation for helping clients who have suffered injuries, conditions, and serious complications as a result of medical malpractice. With more than 60 years combined courtroom trial experience, our lawyers Howard Mishkind and David Kulwicki specialize in  medical malpractice cases and have helped our clients obtain over $300 million in verdicts and settlements in all other practice areas we serve.

Our team has ample experience with the following types of medical malpractice and medical negligence related cases:

  • Hospital negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis cases
  • Obstetric malpractice and cases involving birth injuries
  • Injuries suffered during labor & delivery, such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
  • Heart attack malpractice and cardiology cases
  • Nursing errors
  • ENT malpractice
  • Miscommunication and hand off errors
  • Cases involving misplaced lines and intubation errors
  • Hospital equipment failures
  • Prevention and treatment of stroke

Contact a Surgical Malpractice Lawyer As Soon as Possible

Most civil litigation cases involve one party, regarded as the plaintiff, filing a claim or lawsuit against another person or group, the defendant(s) in an effort to obtain financial compensation for damages that were allegedly caused by the defendant. For claims of surgical malpractice, as with most other civil lawsuits, there is a time limit in which the plaintiff must file their claim known as a “Statute of Limitations”. 

Statute of Limitations for Surgical Malpractice

The laws that serve as a framework for determining the statute of limitations vary by state. Under Ohio law, a person injured by an act of medical negligence has one year from the date of injury in which to file a lawsuit. 

Although this one-year timeframe is considered to be a general rule and is subject to a number of exceptions and interpretations:

  • The one year period does not begin until you terminate the patient-physician relation.
  • The one year does not begin until you discover sufficient facts to put you on notice that you suffered injury from a negligent act. 
  • You can extend the one year period by 180 days by serving a properly prepared “180 day” letter on each potential defendant before the one year period expires. 
  • When the surgical malpractice results in death, you have two years from the date of death in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact our Surgical Malpractice Lawyers Today

Furthermore, if you have even the slightest suspicions that your injury or condition was a result of surgical malpractice, we urge you to contact Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. to schedule a consultation. We are here to discuss your situation in depth and will be able to determine if you have a viable case for filing a lawsuit.