How much time do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio?

Consistent with the statute of limitations, you have one year from the time you discover the injury or should have reasonably discovered the injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio.

So, if you think there is a problem with the medical care you received, call an attorney right away. Don't wait to see if the injury gets better. This is important because sometimes patients may not experience negative effects or consequences until much later. Sometimes the ill effects of improper treatment or lack of treatment may not be felt until months or years down the road.

Do know, however, that if your claim involves a late discovery of the injury, at most you only have four years from the time the injury causing event occurred, unless a foreign object has been left inside the body — then the four-year limit in the statute of repose does not limit the time frame in which you can sue.

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