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Court of Claims approves two OSU Medical Center settlements

Jeremy Tester v. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Case No. 2016-00546
Mackenna Mayfield v. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Case No. 2016-00547

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will pay a Virginia man and a Hilliard woman a total of $200,000 to settle negligence claims related to leg injuries. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement agreements on July 20.

According to a July 15 complaint, Jeremy Tester claimed OSU Medical Center staff caused significant injury to his left knee during surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula.

Meanwhile, in a separate complaint filed the same day, Mackenna Mayfield also cited negligence by medical staff for failing to timely and appropriately diagnose pressure buildup in her left leg from internal bleeding or swelling.

Each plaintiff claimed “severe and permanent injuries.” Tester pointed to a “full-thickness lesion in the trochlear groove of the knee,” while Mayfield noted a “loss of two muscles in the leg, permanent scarring, and partial loss of function of the left leg and foot.”

Tester and Mayfield’s complaints also mentioned hospital, medical, and other expenses and loss of income. The medical center settled Tester’s complaint for $125,000 and Mayfield’s for $75,000.

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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