March 2013

FAQs: How Do I Obtain My Medical Records?

By | March 26th, 2013|FAQS|

FAQs: How does a patient obtain his/her medical records from an Ohio physician or hospital when he/she is concerned about potential medical negligence? Answer: Ohio law provides that you are entitled to a copy of your medical records in response to a written request. When a patient or loved one suffers a bad outcome during a hospitalization or while under [...]

May 2012

FAQs: How Do I Choose an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney?

By | May 3rd, 2012|FAQS|

As a technical matter, clients can represent themselves in medical malpractice litigation in Ohio on a pro se basis. However, as a practical matter, medical negligence litigation is so complicated that it would be impossible for a lay person, or even a lawyer who does not specialize in medical negligence litigation, to represent themselves. Experienced medical [...]

FAQs: What Happens After My Medical Malpractice Lawsuit is Filed?

By | May 2nd, 2012|FAQS|

In most medical malpractice cases filed in Ohio, a lawsuit must be filed before the case can be resolved. While there are variations among Ohio's 88 county courts, most courts will schedule a trial date within one to two years of the date on which the lawsuit is filed. For this reason, a good malpractice attorney [...]

FAQs: How Does a Contingent Fee Work?

By | May 1st, 2012|FAQS|

Most injury victims do not have sufficient financial resources to pay attorneys tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to pursue a claim on their behalf, particularly while inundated with unexpected medical expenses and lost earnings. For this reason, the attorneys at Mishkind Kulwicki Law provide legal services pursuant to a contingent fee contract. A [...]

April 2012

FAQs: How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Negligence Case in Ohio?

By | April 30th, 2012|FAQS|

Under Ohio law, you have one year from the date of an act of medical malpractice in which to file a lawsuit. This one-year deadline is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the one-year deadline, you will be forever barred from seeking compensation for injuries caused by the [...]

FAQs: How Much Is My Case Worth?

By | April 29th, 2012|FAQS|

Counseling clients regarding the potential value of their medical malpractice claim in Ohio is a complicated process, particularly since every case is different. The factors that we take into consideration include the strength of liability, provable economic losses, potential noneconomic losses, verdicts in similar cases, the venue, costs of litigation and our experience in handling [...]

FAQs: Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

By | April 28th, 2012|FAQS|

At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we review hundreds and hundreds of Ohio medical malpractice cases every year for merit. Sometimes, the decision can be made quickly, during the initial telephone consultation. Other times, the determination is more complicated, requiring detailed research and thorough review of the caller's medical records. Our reviews typically go through several stages. [...]

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