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Can children under the age of 18 be “negligent”? Recall that negligence is the failure to exercise ordinary care for the safety of others. Well, the answer is: It depends how old the minor is. Infants under seven years of age are “incapable of negligence”; children...
RC 2307.60 allows for the recovery of monetary compensation for criminal acts, including attorney fees and punitive damages if the plaintiff has ample evidence. Must the defendant be convicted of the crime for the statute to apply? The Ohio Supreme Court says no. In...
Under RC 2744.02(A)(1), political subdivisions and their employees are immune from tort liability (meaning legal responsibility for personal injury and property damage) in performing either a governmental or proprietary function, subject to certain exceptions....
Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim With Us
With more than 40 years of combined experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases, we have seen just about everything. We handle:
Medical malpractice in pediatric patient — $2.25 million settlement
Untreated abdominal distension caused by a perforated duodenum led to cardiac arrest in a 2-year-old. As a result, the child will remain in a vegetative state for the rest of her life.
Birth injury — $2.25 million settlement
Settlement for a baby born with physical disabilities due to obstetric malpractice. Baby suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of OB-GYN negligence. Oxygen deprivation prior to the baby’s delivery led to permanent brain damage. Baby will require daily supervision for the rest of her life.
Medical malpractice — $2.25 million
We represented a 60-year-old man who underwent multilevel laminectomy with placement of hardware. The patient developed a postoperative spinal epidural hematoma, causing C5 quadriplegia.
Wrongful death/medical malpractice — $4 million-plus in settlements
In two separate incidents at an Ohio hospital, communication breakdowns resulted in two patient deaths. Employees of the defendant hospital did not relay vital information about the patients to key caregivers in a timely manner, though the patients repeatedly voiced concerns about their conditions. In both instances, the parties reached confidential settlements.
Birth injury — $2.8 million
Failure to respond to nonreassuring EFM strip; birth asphyxia; cerebral palsy; spastic quadriplegia