The biggest things to keep in mind when faced with a medical malpractice issue are the statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations limits the amount of time that a person can take a medical malpractice case to court and lawfully ask for compensation. These are different with children than they are with adults. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice is one year from the time when the patient knew—or should have known—about his or her injury. Injuries to minors, such as birth injuries have different statutes of limitations and when a minor has been injured and there is the question, “do I still have time to have this investigated?” you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to answer your specific question based on your specific facts.
However, this can be a bit confusing. After all, who can rightly say the person “should have known” that the injury was a result of malpractice? It can get even more confusing when there has been a wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice in Ohio.
For instances of pain and suffering caused by medical malpractice, you typically have a statute of limitations of one year. During that year, there are certain things that you can and cannot do to qualify for compensation for your suffering. That’s why it’s so important to talk to someone that has experience with medical malpractice cases.
If you have other questions concerning the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in Ohio, contact Brian K. Balser Co. LPA today for guidance.