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Court of Claims approves nearly $600,000 OSU Medical Center wrongful death settlement

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for nearly $600,000 with a Columbus man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for nearly $600,000 with a Columbus man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for nearly $600,000 with a Columbus man's family.

The OSU Medical Center recently settled a medical malpractice case for nearly $600,000 with a Columbus man's family.

Mary Ann White, exec, etc. v. The Ohio State University Medical Center, Case No. C2010-03215

The Ohio State University Medical Center will pay the estate of a Columbus man $587,500 to settle a claim over an infection that led to his death. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement agreement on November 20.

William White’s wife Mary Ann, as executor of his estate, filed a three-count complaint in the Court of Claims on February 23, 2010 alleging that the OSU Medical Center failed “to timely and properly diagnose and treat the infection in Mr. White’s right toe.” White died on December 14, 2008.

The complaint cited a failure “to fully inform Mr. White of the risks inherent in the management and treatment plan” and that had White been fully informed he would not have consented to the plan.

Because of the negligence, the estate has incurred hospital, medical, burial, and funeral expenses, according to the complaint. The complaint also pointed to consequences for the next of kin: “mental anguish and pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses, including loss of support, services, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education.”

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

To access information on other cases visit the Court of Claims website.

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