An Ohio hospital and a physician whom it employed have been held jointly liable for injuries suffered by an infant when a delayed delivery resulted in a devastating brain injury. The injury has led to serious, life-long disabilities for the boy, who is now 11. The child and his mother were recently awarded $14.5 million, including $8 million for the anticipated cost of care over the lifetime of the boy.
An accident caused by a drunk driver can turn the most joyous occasion into a solemn event. A man who was operating a boat while intoxicated unfortunately caused this effect for several of his friends: the accident shattered a scheduled wedding by killing the bride-to-be and the best man, and injuring four others -- including the then soon-to-be groom, the boat driver, and two others.
A young Ohio woman who was expecting to receive a kidney from her brother in 2012 had her hopes dashed when a nurse mistakenly threw the kidney away. The kidney would have been a perfect match for the 26-year-old woman, who has since received a kidney transplant that is not as suitable and will likely not last as long as the one she was supposed to have received from her brother.
High school graduation day should be a time of celebration and transition for students and their parents. Every high school senior should feel the sense of accomplishment associated with caps and gowns and diplomas. So the occasion becomes tragic and poignant when a fatal accident involving high school seniors happens on the day of their graduation. The joy of the occasion is replaced with a solemn mood for all those involved.