On February 27, 2013, the Court of Claims of Ohio approved a medical malpractice settlement in the amount of $499,900 in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on January 7, 2013 that alleged that an Ohio hospital failed to timely and appropriately diagnose a patient’s brain bleed that allegedly resulted in the man suffering a stroke. As a result of the stroke, the man was allegedly left with permanent disabilities. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed on behalf of the man, his wife, and his two sons.
The man had been admitted to the Ohio hospital on August 4, 2011. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the hospital’s failures included the negligent failure to timely and appropriately diagnose and treat the man’s hemorrhagic conversion and/or bleeding on the brain, ultimately leading to a hemorrhagic stroke; the negligent administration of heparin; the negligent failure to appropriately monitor the man; the negligent failure to timely and appropriately follow up on the results of a CT- scan; and, the negligent failure to timely and appropriately report the results of a CT-scan to the ordering physician and/or the physician in charge of the patient’s care.
The medical malpractice complaint alleged that as a result of the hospital’s negligence, the man sustained serious personal injuries, including but not limited to, a hemorrhagic stroke resulting in a traumatic brain injury, damage to the left visual field of both eyes, and loss of motor function, and further alleged that his injuries are permanent and partially disabling; that he has been required to submit to numerous and extensive medical and medicinal treatments and will be required to submit to numerous and extensive medical and medicinal treatments in the future; that he has incurred reasonable and necessary medical expenses in an amount which is presently unknown; that he will continue to incur reasonable and necessary medical expenses into the future; that he has incurred a wage loss to date; that he will incur a wage loss into the future; and, that he continues to suffer from pain, emotional distress and inability to enjoy life as a result of his injuries.
The hospital released the following statement after the settlement was agreed to and approved: “At UTMC, patients’ and their families’ privacy is our priority. It is our internal policy not to discuss the details or facts surrounding their personal health care, even though some of the information is available due to the public nature of our institution. UTMC, in settling a matter of this nature, is making no admission of liability.”
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