Representative Cases

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

Nature of Case: Claim that rehabilitation hospital failed to properly treat and prevent fecal impaction and failed to timely notify doctor of patient’s declining condition.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $3,000,000.00.
Length of Trial: 2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital
Venue: Trumbull County Common Pleas Court
Date: April, 2017

Nursing Home Negligence/Wrongful Death

Nature of Case: Claim that defendant/assisted living facility’s medication error caused client/resident’s brain damage, fifteen months of pain and suffering, and death.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $680,000 compensatory, $1,250,000 punitive, and attorney fees and costs over $550,000.
Length of Trial: 2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. The Landing of Canton
Venue: Northern District of Ohio
Date: September, 2011

Nature of Case: Claim that defendant/nursing home failed to properly attend to client/nursing home resident, causing client’s fall and resulting death.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in amount of $1,001,540, plus prejudgment interest in the amount of over $147,000.
Length of Trial: 1-1/2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. Heather Knoll
Venue: Summit County Common Pleas Court
Date: January, 2011

Workplace Safety

Nature of Case: Client/taxi cab driver was murdered while responding to fare. Claim that defendant/taxi cab company did not warn client of known dangerous situation.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $2,500,000; reduced to $627,500 for fault attributable to murderer.
Length of Trial: 1-1/2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. City Yellow Cab
Venue: Summit County Common Pleas Court
Date: June, 2010

Consumer Law

Nature of Case: Claim that defendant/real estate company recommended to client/homebuyers a home inspector despite knowledge that the home inspector was incompetent and uninsured.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $50,000 compensatory, $20,000 punitive, and over $126,00 attorney fees and costs.
Length of Trial: 1-1/2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. Cutler
Venue: Stark County Common Pleas Court
Date: December, 2007

Nature of Case: Claim that defendant/home seller did not disclose defects with house and concealed such defects to client/home buyer.

Result: Judgment in favor of client in amount of $50,250 compensatory, $15,000 punitive, and over $2,800 prejudgment interest.
Length of Trial: 2 days
Case Identification: Client v. William Wallick
Venue: Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court
Date: August, 2010

Personal Injury

Nature of Case: Claim that client/small business owner was injured as a result of hit and run. In addition to suffering personal injuries, business was negatively impacted through client no longer being able to work extended hours.

Result: Settled for $710,000
Case Identification: Client v. Westfield Insurance Company
Venue: Stark County Common Pleas Court
Date: January, 2011

Nature of Case: Claim that client driver was rear ended by a large truck and suffered traumatic fibromyalgia as a result of the collission.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $125,000
Length of Trial: 1 week
Case Identification: Client v. PSC Metals
Venue: Stark County Common Pleas Court
Date: April, 2009

Qui Tam/Whistleblower

Nature of Case: Claim by client that former employer was charging Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary medical services.

Result: Client awarded $175,000
Case Identification: United States v. Mohammed Aiti, MD
Venue: Northern District of Ohio
Date: April, 2009

Products Liability

Nature of Case: Client riding new motorcycle when handlebars shifted and caused client to lose control and crash motorcycle.

Result: Verdict in favor of client in the amount of $2,448,189.29.
Length of Trial: 2-1/2 weeks
Case Identification: Client v. Custom Assembly, Inc.
Venue: Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court
Date: May, 2016

Medical Records

Nature of Case: Hospital refused to provide family the entirety of deceased’s medical records.

Result: Supreme Court held that the physical location of where data is stored is not relevant to the determination of whether that data qualifies as a medical record.
Case Identification: Griffith v. Aultman Hospital
Venue: Supreme Court of Ohio
Date: March, 2016