Most residents of the state of Ohio likely rely on certain professionals to provide much needed services. Those relationships may be long in duration and individuals may feel a sense of loyalty toward the professionals. There may be times however when it is appropriate to end that business relationship and move on to another provider. One situation where this need may arise is with one’s personal physician.
People throughout the state of Ohio seek medical attention for a variety of conditions each and every day. While the reason each person consults with a medical provider varies from person to person, all expect that they will receive a certain level of care. When this does not happen, the end result can be catastrophic, resulting in injury or illness and in worst cases even death. In these situations a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed.
Imagine going to the hospital for a routine surgery. You know that doctors perform this operation all the time, so you are confident that everything will go smoothly. Although the surgery goes well, you start feeling pain again a few months later. After being rushed to the hospital, you learn that your original surgery did not go as it should have. In fact, you need the same surgery again.
The Ohio Court of Claims has approved the settlement agreement reached by the parties in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The plaintiff contended that doctors employed by the University of Toledo Medical Center had applied radiation to the wrong sites, resulting in "severe burns and substantial disfigurement." The Court of Claims hears all cases against the state and its agencies, and UTMC is a state-run facility.