The statute of limitations in Ohio is typically one year after the medical malpractice occurs or is discovered. This statute was enacted to prevent fraudulent lawsuits and is among the strictest in the country. The person being sued must be given notice within one year of the negligent act. If you’re nearing the end of that window, an attorney can write a “180-day letter” to give you that much more time to obtain medical records and build your case. Don’t forfeit your ability to recover compensation by allowing the one-year deadline to pass.
In addition to the state-mandated statute of limitations, Ohio also has a strict cap on the amount of compensation that can be awarded for a medical malpractice claim. Read more.
If you have questions about how to file a medical malpractice claim or Ohio’s statute of limitations, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. We combine specialized medical knowledge, exceptional trial skills, and superior negotiating talent to obtain full and fair compensation for clients. In the last three decades, we have established a network of resources to help analyze cases and make sure our clients are well-compensated for their injuries. We also wrote the book on medical malpractice. Download or request your free copy.