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HAMILTON COUNTY JURY AWARDS VICTIM $17 MILLION IN DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CINCINNATI

 HAMILTON COUNTY JURY AWARDS VICTIM $17 MILLION IN DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CINCINNATI
 CINCINNATI, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After two months of trial, the family of a 14-year-old Cincinnati boy has been awarded $17 million in damages by a Hamilton County jury, which ruled that Children's Hospital of Cincinnati was negligent in treating the boy when he was admitted to the hospital in December 1987, after he experienced difficulty breathing. Three days after he was admitted, the boy, Andrew Hiltz, now 14, went into cardiac arrest and sustained permanent and severe brain damage.
 The jury found Children's Hospital of Cincinnati negligent in its treatment of the boy. The jury determined that several individual doctors named in the suit were not responsible for the boy's injuries.
 The plaintiffs in the suit were Andrew Hiltz and his parents, L. Thomas Hiltz and Francie Hiltz. The family was represented by John G. Lancione, of the Cleveland law firm of Spangenberg, Shibley, Traci & Lancione. The case was heard before Judge Robert P. Ruehlman in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The $17 million verdict is believed to be the largest ever returned in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio.
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 /CONTACT: Donald P. Traci of Spangenberg, Shibley, Traci & Lancione, 216-696-3232; or Patrick Gallagher of Edward Howard & Co., 216-781-2400, 216-381-4031, after hours, for Spangenberg, Shibley, Traci & Lancione/ CO: Spangenberg, Shibley, Traci & Lancione ST: Ohio IN: HEA SU:


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