Medical Malpractice

A 41-year-old Norwalk, Ohio man suffers a fatal heart attack one week after an emergency room physician dismisses his chest pains as acid reflux syndrome ...

An Avon Lake, Ohio woman dies as the result of a doctor's failure to diagnose her Stage II breast cancer ...

A 48-year-old Elyria, Ohio man passes away in the hospital two days after a vascular surgeon mishandles a procedure to improve circulation in his leg ...

These three examples are real. While most people in the cities and towns of Northern Ohio receive the help that they need when they go to the hospital, emergency room or call for an ambulance, medical malpractice and medical neglect do occur. Often such tragedies result in severe injury or even death.

Each of the above cases was handled by the skilled attorneys at Miraldi & Barrett, Co. Each resulted in a seven-figure verdict or settlement for our client. With an emphasis on personal attention and energetic representation, we get results in medical malpractice cases. 

Our experience doesn't cost more.

In fact, there are no attorney fees unless you recover damages in your case.

If you or a loved one are thinking about taking a medical malpractice case to court, be sure to retain the services of a seasoned, professional law firm. At Miraldi & Barrett, Co. we've been fighting for the rights of people in Ohio for decades. We believe people in our area have the right to expect the highest quality medical care and we're willing to go to court to make sure it happens. 

Common cases of medical malpractice in Ohio concern:

  • Missed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries, cerebral palsy
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to communicate
  • Using improper procedure


Proving Medical Malpractice in Ohio

People who are injured by a health care provider have rights under the law, but proving medical malpractice in Ohio can involve complex, time-consuming litigation.

A set of strict, specific state laws govern Ohio medical malpractice cases. Statues of limitations, damage caps and other complicated issues such as contributory or comparative negligence can all be involved. In any case, hiring the right attorney can be vital.

A lawyer must meet three criteria to prove medical malpractice:

A mistake was made that should not have occurred

      As a result of the mistake, you suffered an injury

      The mistake resulted in a loss to you or your loved ones such as financial   

      expenses, serious injury, lost wages or even death.


At Miraldi & Barrett, we understand that clients in medical malpractice cases have often experienced a diminished quality of life, can no longer work or no longer care for children or loved ones. In cases like this, we'll fight for financial compensation that not only meets our clients' needs today, but also down the road. This can be based on factors like estimated future earnings, pain and suffering or third party claims.

We'll take on the insurance companies to get your life back on track. Don't just suffer through the mistake of a doctor or nurse. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Our office is located at 6061 S. Broadway Ave., just minutes from I-90 (State Route-2). Our building provides easy access and free parking for our clients. View the map.


Miraldi & Barrett Co. serves clients in Lorain County (Cities: Lorain, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Avon Lake, Amherst, Avon, Oberlin, Vermillion, Sheffield, Wellington, La Grange, Grafton); Erie County (Cities: Sandusky, Huron, Perkins Township); Cuyahoga County (Cities: Cleveland, Westlake, Rocky River, Fairview, North Olmsted, Lakewood); Huron County (Cities: Norwalk, Bellevue, Milan).