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Court of Claims Approves $1.25 Million OSU Medical Center Settlement Agreement

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for $1.25 million with a Cleveland man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for $1.25 million with a Cleveland man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for $1.25 million with a Cleveland man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for $1.25 million with a Cleveland man's family.

Lucille Jackson, Guardian, etc. v. The Ohio State University Medical Center, Case No. C2010-06061

The Ohio State University Medical Center will pay the family of a Cleveland man $1.25 million to settle a claim over surgery to treat testicular cancer that left Theodis Jackson in a vegetative state with permanent brain damage. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement agreement on August 17.

Jackson’s mother Lucille serves as his guardian and filed a three-count complaint in the Court of Claims on April 15, 2010 alleging medical malpractice and hospital negligence by OSU Medical Center that “fell below the accepted standards of care, skill and diligence for heathcare providers in Ohio.”

The complaint also cites the permanent nature of his injuries and that Jackson “will continue to suffer indefinitely into the future.” Because of the permanency of the situation, the complaint notes that Lucille “will continue to suffer, among other things, mental anguish, loss of services, society and comfort.”

Under the settlement, plaintiffs are to receive an $865,000 lump sum payment and a $385,000 annuity to distribute periodic payments to the Theodis Jackson Irrevocable Special Needs Trust, Lucille, Kyawna Jackson and TeJah Sharp.

The Court of Claims is given original jurisdiction to hear and determine all civil actions filed against the State of Ohio and its agencies.

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