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Court of Claims Approves UT Medical Center Patient’s Settlement

Adrian Fitzgerald, et al. v. University of Toledo Medical Center, Case No. C2013-00009

The failure to diagnose and treat a Toledo man’s bleeding on the brain that led to a stroke will cost the University of Toledo Medical Center nearly $500,000. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the $499,900 settlement agreement on February 27.

According to a January 7, 2013 complaint, Adrian Fitzgerald was a patient on August 4, 2011. He cited several other incidences of negligence and medical malpractice during his hospital stay, including:

  • Negligent administration of heparin
  • Negligent failure to appropriately monitor the patient
  • Negligent failure to timely and appropriately follow up on the results of a CT-scan
  • Negligent failure to timely and appropriately report the results of a CT-scan to the ordering physician and/or the physician in charge of the patient’s care

Because of the negligence, Fitzgerald cites several “permanent and partially disabling” serious injuries including “traumatic brain injury, damage to the left visual field of both eyes, and loss of motor function.” The complaint also cites the “loss of services and consortium” for his wife and two sons.

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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