Ohio jury finds for hospital in meningitis case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has ruled that a southeastern Ohio hospital and one of its emergency room physicians weren’t negligent in the 2010 death of a college student from bacterial meningitis.

The Athens Messenger (http://bit.ly/nNJmt9 ) reports that Joseph Robinson of Cleveland Heights filed the lawsuit following the death of his daughter, Andrea. She was an Ohio University student who sought treatment at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.

The lawsuit, which sought $3 million, alleged that the hospital delivered substandard care. Defense experts testified that Andrea Robinson died because she waited too long to seek treatment.

The verdict was returned Wednesday in Columbus following a trial of more than two weeks.

A lawsuit filed against the university was on hold pending the outcome of the action against the hospital.

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Information from: The Athens Messenger, http://www.athensmessenger.com/

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