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Woman Who Fell Off Operating Table Settles with The OSU Wexner Medical Center

Barbara Sue Phillips v. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Case No. 2015-00420

A Dayton woman who fell off an operating room table while undergoing spinal surgery settled with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

In May 2014, while under full anesthesia, Barbara Sue Phillips fell off the table and hit her head causing bleeding in her brain. Phillips had to undergo an emergency craniotomy and later rehabilitation. Phillips claimed she will suffer severe disabilities for the rest of her life.

Phillips will receive $50,000 in the settlement approved by the Ohio Court of Claims on May 4. In exchange for the money, Phillips agreed to not file any future claims with the hospital. The OSU Wexner Medical Center doesn’t admit liability in the settlement.

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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