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August 2016 Archives

New Technology Designed to Prevent Retained Surgical Sponges

Last April, we posted a blog entitled "What Steps Do Hospitals Take to Avoid Retained Surgical Items?" While this remains a necessary component of patient safety in the OR, new technologies have been released in recent years to further minimize this risk. These new technologies are an important step to help prevent these surgical "never events" from happening. These technologies include computer-assisted sponge count devices, radiofrequency detection systems, and radiofrequency identification systems.

Former Client Competes in Paralympic Games

Former client Blake Haxton will compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympics as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Rowing Team. Blake was a standout athlete at Upper Arlington High School and was being recruited by several prominent national rowing programs until he had both of his legs amputated after he contracted necrotizing fasciitis. (L&V represented successfully Blake in a lawsuit alleging that his medical providers failed to timely diagnose and aggressively treat his infection in order to prevent the amputation of his legs.) Despite this challenge, Blake has gone on to earn his undergraduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University Fischer College of Business and his law degree from OSU Moritz College of Law - all while succesfully training to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Rowing Team. Blake finished fifth in the arms and shoulder single sculls at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and came in fourth in the arms and shoulders single sculls at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. We honor Blake for everything he has been able to accomplish and wish him the very best in all his athletic and personal endeavors.

Leeseberg & Valentine Settles Cases for $200K Against OSU Wexner Medical Center

Last month, attorney Craig Tuttle of Leeseberg & Valentine settled two cases on behalf of his clients against The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The first case settled for $75,000 and the second case settled for $125,000. Both cases, while formally filed with the Court of Claims, were able to be resolved before commencing litigation. Craig commends OSU for its willingness to acknowledge something went wrong and proactive attitude in working to reach an agreement.

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