Former Ohio University Student Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

by | November 9th, 2012

November 9, 2012

A former Ohio University (OU) student, who filed an Ohio Medical Malpractice lawsuit against the University after she was misdiagnosed, has moved that a trial in the Ohio Court of Claims be postponed.

The Athens Messenger reports the lawsuit states that in 2007, the victim was admitted to OU’s Hudson Health Center after complaining of arm pain. When doctor’s filed to give the victim a satisfactory diagnosis of her condition, she sought a second opinion at the O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Emergency room. There, she was diagnosed with being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria and was immediately sent into surgery to have her arm and part of her shoulder surgically amputated.

The victim has asked that her lawsuit be postponed until another case being heard in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court has a ruling issued. That case questions an Ohio law that limits the monetary damages that can be collected from a university and calls the policy unconstitutional. A judge recently ruled to throw the case out, but an appeal has been filed and has yet to be heard. The postponement of the Court of Claims case is on the grounds the case could be affected by the outcome of the Franklin County case.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to wish the victim a successful outcome with her case.