Cleveland Medical Negligence Lawyers
When Medical Negligence Causes Serious Injury
Because juries are often sympathetic to doctors and concerned about medical insurance costs, insurance companies are increasingly allowing medical negligence cases to go to trial rather than settling them out of court. This can make medical negligence cases an uphill battle.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight for compensation if you were seriously injured or a loved one died. It does mean that it’s more important than ever that you work with experienced law firm with the resources to handle a possibly lengthy and complicated case.
Dennis Seaman & Associates is one of the largest, most established personal injury law firms in Ohio. Every year, people come to Dennis Seaman & Associates seeking an opinion about whether the medical care their loved one received was substandard — whether they were the victim of medical negligence.
They do so because of our extensive network of medical experts, our willingness to pursue cases we believe in — even if other firms have given up on them — and our past success in tackling complex medical malpractice cases involving:
- Birth injuries and pregnancy related problems
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Misdiagnosis of a heart attack
- Misdiagnosis of other illnesses or cancer
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors
We are very selective about the cases we take. After a free initial consultation or expert review, we ultimately turn down more cases than we accept. If we do take your case, it will be because we believe you have a legitimate claim, and we will put the full resources of our firm behind you:
- We advance the costs to investigate whether medical negligence took place
- We select qualified expert witnesses, if appropriate, who will also be advanced by us
- We advance the expense of gathering medical records and other evidence
We take the financial risk away from you. We are only reimbursed if we successfully resolve your case.
The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases
Under Ohio law, you have only one year to file your claim. That year is measured from the day you knew or should have known that negligence may have occurred, or from the date you last received treatment from that medical provider. The time allowed to bring a case may be longer if a minor child is involved, where a death results, or where evidence is wrongfully withheld from you.
Early investigation is more important than ever under Ohio’s recent medical malpractice tort reform law. Any delay could irreparably harm your case and prevent you from getting the answers you deserve. Failure to file a medical malpractice suit within the short statute of limitations will result in your claim being barred forever.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
If you believe you may have been injured by a doctor or medical provider, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, personal injury lawyers to arrange a free consultation. Whether or not you ultimately decide to hire our law firm, one of our attorneys will listen to your story and explain your legal options.