At JKFM, we believe wholeheartedly that knowledge is power, and that it can provide you with peace of mind. We hope you will find the following FAQ valuable as you embark on your journey to obtaining the compensation you and your family deserve.
We will not be satisfied until you get the outcome you deserve, and negligent medical professionals and institutions are held accountable. When you are ready to discuss the specifics of your case with an attorney, contact our Cleveland office for a free, no-risk consultation.
Medical Malpractice FAQ
Do I Have A Case?
This will depend on the specific circumstances that led to your injury or the loss of a loved one. While we cannot determine whether you have a case without speaking with you and reviewing your medical records, we can tell you that there must be evidence of deviation from generally accepted standards of practice, such as a failure to diagnose or failure to gain informed consent prior to a procedure.
How Long Do I Have To File A Suit?
Ohio is home to a Draconian statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. The bottom line for you is that it is important to come forward and speak to an attorney as soon as you suspect that malpractice played a role in your injury or the loss of a loved one.
What Do I Need To Bring A Suit Forward?
All you need to do is talk to us and share your story. We'll take care of the rest. But, practically speaking, medical records lay the foundation for a medical malpractice claim. We can assist you with obtaining your medical records, review your case and make sure your case meets every deadline.
Should I Sign An Arbitration Agreement?
No, and you have the right to refuse to sign it. Hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other institutions present these clauses as if they are a good thing that will make it easier to resolve disputes. They are really present in contracts to limit their liability and make it less likely they have to pay for damages they cause. By signing the agreement, you are giving up your right to a jury trial, the right to obtain damages and your right to have a lawyer prepare your case.