Jury awards $2.8M to Ohio man paralyzed at hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A jury has awarded $2.8 million to a Columbus man who was paralyzed after hospital employees put him in a restraint hold.
Michael Dillon sued OhioHealth, the parent company of Doctors Hospital in Columbus, in June 2010, a year after the incident.
The lawsuit says that an employee severely injured Dillon’s cervical spine by applying excessive force to his neck and body.
An eight-member jury unanimously found in Dillon’s favor on Thursday after a monthlong trial.
They awarded him a total of about $2.8 million for medical costs and care, and damages.
OhioHealth spokesman Mark Hopkins says the company likely will appeal the decision and that the staff maintains that Dillon’s allegations are inaccurate.
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