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Former LV client Blake Haxton to speak at Crossroads event this Sunday

This Sunday at 7:00 p.m., former LV client Blake Haxton will speak to middle school children and their friends and families at Crossroads 2.0, an event held by First Community Church at their North Campus location. Click on this link for details about the event. Please also see the attached flyer for information about Blake and what he will be speaking about.

L&V Gives Back to the Community

Members of the Leeseberg & Valentine team, along with others from the Ohio Association for Justice, took some time out of their days to give back to the greater Columbus area yesterday. In all, roughly 40 volunteers sorted over 19,000 pounds of frozen food at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank for those in need. According to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank staff, the food pantry opens at 7 a.m. and by 7:30 a.m., all of this food will be picked up to go to food pantries across Ohio and all the way over to the Pennsylvania border. This experience was a reminder that thousands of people go hungry in our community every day. Please consider donating your time, money, or food to food banks throughout the state to ensure that hungry peopl have access to food in their greatest times of need.

Gerry Leeseberg Testifies Against H.B. 559

Earlier this week, Gerry Leeseberg testified in front of the Ohio House of Representatives Judiciary Committee against House Bill 559. H.B. 559 is proposed legislation designed to provide even more protections to negligent doctors and hospitals. Specifically, Gerry addressed two provisions of the bill - expanding the apology statute and reducing "shotgun" lawsuits.

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.

Craig Tuttle Receives COAJ President's Award

Last month, the Central Ohio Association for Justice ("COAJ") suprised associate attorney Craig S. Tuttle with this year's President's Award. Each year at the annual Membership Luncheon, the COAJ selects one person to recieve this award in recognition of his outstanding professional service and generous committment to the association.

Leeseberg & Valentine Secures Largest Settlement in History Against City of Columbus

The medical malpractice attorneys at Leeseberg & Valentine obtained a $1.2 million settlement against the City of Columbus for their client. This is the largest personal injury payout in city history and sets an important legal precedent that will hold public employees responsible for their egregious conduct. This settlement exceeds the prior record payment of $1 million, which was also obtained by Leeseberg & Valentine, in the case of Wagner v. City of Columbus, on behalf of a young boy electrocuted by a defective lamp post on one of the City's bridges.

Gerry Leeseberg Named Top Lawyer in Central Ohio

GSL Columbus CEO Award.jpgGerry Leeseberg was once again named a top lawyer in central Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine. As one of the premier medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in Ohio, he has a reputation of always putting his clients first and holding defendant tortfeasors accountable for their actions. Please join us in congratulating him on this well deserved honor!

Exclusion of a Party Admission Violates Evidence Rules and was Clearly Prejudicial to Plaintiff in Medical Negligence - Wrongful Death Trial

On April 12, 2016, the Tenth District granted a new trial to Kay Lynn Pontius on claims of medical negligence relating to her deceased husband. The appellate court determined that Pontius' case was clearly prejudiced by the trial court excluding damaging testimony that the defendant-radiologist's former partner, named Joseph Schultz, M.D., had reviewed the CT scan at issue in the case, and made statements that there were blood clots on the CT scan, that the defendant "blew it," and that "Todd (Pontius) should still be alive today." The Tenth District ruled that these statements were "party admissions" and should have been presented to the jury.

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