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Hospital Staff Throws Away Wedding Rings

Catherine Goodyear v. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Case No. 2015-00693 AD

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center staff lost a woman’s wedding rings and now will compensate her $7,000. The Ohio Court of Claims approved the settlement Thursday.

In October 2014, hospital staff removed Reynoldsburg resident Catherine Goodyear’s rings while she underwent a medical procedure and placed her gold diamond engagement ring, gold wedding band, and pearl and diamond ring in a biohazard bag. Her rings were gone when she came back to her room. In court documents filed with the Court of Claims, Goodyear said she assumed the bag was accidently thrown away and asked the hospital to reimburse her for the missing rings.

OSU Wexner Medical Center didn’t refute Goodyear’s claims, and in a settlement approved Aug. 6, will pay her $7,025 for the three rings and the Court of Claims filing fee. In exchange for the money, Goodyear agrees to not file any future claims with the hospital. OSU Wexner Medical Center didn’t admit liability in the settlement.

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

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