ohio Complex Litigation Attorneys
Catastrophic complex litigation involves cases where the damages to the victim and the victim’s family are extremely large, are often permanent, and will require a lifetime of financial, medical or other support. In our many years of proven success, we have handled catastrophic damage cases that have included a hospital helicopter crash, a near-electrocution involving an aerial lift, a magnesium foundry explosion, ingestion of a low-molecular-weight hydrocarbon, brain damage due to hospital and medical negligence, overhead crane malfunction resulting in paralysis, and death due to excessive force by police.
These cases are called catastrophic since the injuries and damages to the victim and their family are so severe. In order to document and help alleviate the damage, we often obtain psychological assessment and treatment, vocational assessment and treatment and/or an evaluation by a nationally known economist who present-values the damages. On occasion, we will also seek the opinions of neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons and orthopedic specialists, and other expert witnesses.
The litigation is often complex since there are often multiple party defendants who are involved in these actions under multiple different theories of liability. Some of the cases we have worked on have had in excess of 10 party defendants, have required in excess of 50 depositions, have required more than 5 experts for our victim and have required tens of thousands of dollars in expert fees and file expenses to litigate. These cases usually require two to four weeks of trial and often involve two or more attorneys from our office as well as three to four support staff to gather evidence, schedule and organize the file. We also sometimes retain a video service to create a “day in the life” of the victim.
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If you, a family member, or a friend are a victim of catastrophic injury, we are just a phone call away. The initial consultation will cost you nothing, and the gathering of the extensive and expensive medical records and evidence will cost you nothing unless we successfully resolve your case. The selection and review by a qualified expert witness will also be paid for by us and will only be reimbursed by you if we successfully resolve your case.
We only accept cases we believe in, we advance the costs to investigate, and we take the financial risk away from you at a time when you often most need us to do so. If you would like to have an attorney review your potential complex claim, contact one of our personal injury lawyers today at 216-696-1080 to arrange a free consultation. We represent injured victims involved in complex litigation in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Mansfield, Toledo, and all of Ohio.