How Long Do I Have To File A Medical Malpractice Claim In Ohio?

Discovering that your injuries or a loved one's injury or death resulted from medical malpractice can be devastating. For individuals and families who have suffered physical pain, financial losses and personal hardships due to medical negligence, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.

At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our highly skilled medical malpractice lawyers assess your case, discuss your available options and provide strong legal representation and support as your case moves forward.

Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim In Ohio

If you know or suspect that your injuries and losses stem from a medical error or act of medical negligence, you should immediately call our firm. Failing to take swift action will not only affect how quickly you are able to recover compensation, but can also jeopardize your ability to even file a claim.

Ohio's malpractice statute of limitations places strict requirements and limitations regarding legal actions. When considering when to file your case, the following are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Medical malpractice claims must be filed within 12 months of the medical event or action that resulted in your injuries.
  • If an injury, illness or death is not identified as stemming from the medical event or action within the statutory 12-month time limit, legal action may be deferred as long as the discovery is made within four years of the event or action. A claim must then be filed within one year of the discovery being made.

Helping Patients And Their Families Heal And Recover

The process of determining whether or not you have a valid claim and one that meets Ohio's malpractice statute of limitations is complex and varies depending on the type of case and circumstances involved.

Call our Columbus law office at 614-678-5072 to receive an honest evaluation of your situation and potential case with an attorney. Alternatively, you can schedule your free consultation by contacting us online.