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March 6, 2013
A settlement has been reached in the Ohio Medical Malpractice lawsuit filed by a Toledo, Ohio, man who was injured after staff at the University of Toledo Medical Center failed to treat bleeding occurring in his brain. According to a story from the Toledo Blade, the victim will receive approximately $500,000 in damages.
Court documents show that on August 4, 2011, the victim was admitted to the facility after suffering an adverse health event. Doctors and nurses failed to diagnose bleeding that was occurring on the man’s brain that led to him suffering a brain injury, as well as loss of motor function and vision.
The victim filed the lawsuit claiming staff had been negligent in administering the drug heparin and failing to properly monitor him. Furthermore, the hospital’s staff failed to follow up on and report the results of CT scans for the patient. The claim argued the actions of the staff were the direct result of the victim’s partial, but permanent, disability. The suit asked for damages for the victim, as well as loss of consortium for his wife and children.
The Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain medical professionals have a responsibility to protect the safety and health of their patients. Failure to do so may be considered negligence. The firm urges anyone who has been harmed under a doctor’s care to contact an attorney to discuss your case.
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