Last month, we discussed the potential medical malpractice lawsuit involving a death of a Texas man infected with Ebola. The victim's family members ended up bringing a malpractice lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and it was recently settled. Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the resolution was probably a good compromise between the two parties.
In 2013, Ohio medical care providers paid out $5.45 million per capita in medical malpractice claims, virtually identical to the sum from the previous year ($5.46M). At first glance this may seem like a big number, but how does it stack up to other states?
Parents of a severely disabled boy with cerebral palsy are expected to recover $9 million after settling their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born.
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) recently settled a lawsuit brought by a patient who claims the hospital performed radiotherapy to the wrong parts of her body. The plaintifff, who was suffering from cervical and endometrial cancer, will receive $200,000 but UTMC has not admitted any wrongdoing.
In most birth injury cases, lawsuits end with a settlement or jury verdict in favor of the victim and his or her family. A recent case has made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court. This case could help thousands of injury victims in Ohio and around the country when the Court issues its decision.