Medical Malpractice claims are difficult to handle. One of the best things that you need to do is to hire a professional attorney with experience. Ohio Abogado – Patrick Merrick Esq., a top of the line lawyer from the state of Ohio who has been recognized by his Hispanic clients, Legal Organizations, and his peers as a respected member of legal community for his incredible role in representing the Hispanic community members and their cases. Ohio Abogado Patrick Merrick is fluent in Spanish language and has competently worked in representing hundreds of Hispanic clients in cases with the Social Security Administration, the Ohio Industrial Commission, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, as well as a multitude of County and Municipal Courts in Civil and Criminal cases throughout the State of Ohio. He has a 5 star review rating on AVVO, won the AVVO 2019 Client’s Choice Award, awarded Top 100 Verdicts in 2014, 10 Best Attorneys Award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the NE Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has written 2 legal guides for AVVO.com and also authored several legal articles.
Here are a few tips to help you succeed with your medical compensation claim.
- Act fast
All claims that one can make before US courts have a statute of limitations within which the case needs to be. Typically, this period begins to run when the incident occurs or when the injured knew or should have known of the negligence. However, there are variations per the facts of the case and It varies according to each state and according to the type of claim. This time limit is called Statute of Limitations.
If you file a claim or try take legal action after this period, in most cases your case will be barred.
Another issue to take into account is that a lawyer needs time to study the case in detail and prepare an appropriate legal strategy, in addition to gathering all the relevant information to support your claim.
If you wait a long time to seek legal help, give less time to your lawyer to prepare the claim accordingly with the aim of assuring the authorities that the case presented is legitimate and merits compensation for you.
- Get witnesses
If you have an accident at work and there are witnesses to what happened, be sure to take note of the names of these people and their contact information: colleagues, supervisors, contractors and anyone who can attest to what happened.
In complicated cases, for instance where one needs to prove that the accident happened while work, and not somewhere else the cooperation of the witnesses is fundamental.
- Get treatment by a medical professional
The first thing is health, but going to the doctor will also serve as evidence in your favor. As soon as you can, make an appointment with your doctor. If it is an emergency, ask for help and have them take you to a clinic or emergency room. Remember that some injuries may seem mild at first, but then they become complicated and could even endanger your life. Also keep in mind that if you do not receive medical help immediately, the insurance company could use that as evidence that your injury “was not so serious”, which will seek not to pay your compensation or in any case reduce it.