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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.

The first case involved a woman, Mackenna Mayfield, who was suffering from "compartment syndrome" in her left leg. Compartment syndrome occurs when excessive pressure builds up inside an enclosed space in the body. It usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury. If the pressure becomes dangerously high, emergency surgery may be necessary to prevent permanent injury. In Ms. Mayfield's case, she suffered the loss of two muscles in her leg, permanent scarring, and partial loss of function in her left leg and foot due to OSU's delays in diagnosis and treatment.

The second case involved a man, Jeremy Tester, who had surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg. During the surgery, OSU caused significant injury to Mr. Tester's left knee which resulted in a full thickness lesion in the trochlear groove of the knee. This injury caused him to undergo almost 2 years worth of painful rehabilitation where he was also unable to work due to the physical demands of his job. Mr. Tester is also an avid outdoorsman who has been unable to enjoy certain activities such as running or skiing because of his injury.

For more information, please see the article written by The Lantern, OSU's student newspaper.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to medical negligence, contact our office today for a free consultation to see if we can be of assistance to you.

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