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Court Approves Settlements Involving Ohio State, University of Cincinnati Hospitals

The Ohio Court of Claims has approved settlements in two medical lawsuits against the hospitals operated by Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Ohio State has agreed to pay 25 thousand dollars to the estate of former Mansfield Correctional Institution inmate James Thaxton Junior for pain and suffering he endured after a surgeon's retractor was left in his stomach during a cancer treatment. Thaxton later died.  The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay 99 thousand dollars to a former medical-school student in a dispute over accommodations she sought after an attention deficit hyper-activity disorder diagnosis. It also agreed to change her transcript. The student agreed not to try to re-enroll.

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