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Medical malpractice claims drop to new low
Other headlines: Three Ohio universities on list under investigation; Cleveland firefighter shot before fatal crash
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Three Ohio universities on list under investigation
  • Cleveland firefighter shot before fatal crash
  • Sentencing delayed for OSU pediatric doctor
  • Medical malpractice claims drop to new low
    A new report says medical malpractice claims in Ohio hit a new low in 2012.

    The report from the Ohio Department of Insurance showed 2,733 claims in 2012, which is the last year for which the numbers were available.

    The vast majority resulted in no payment, but 576 claimants received a total of $177 million, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

    Claims against surgeons, general-practice physicians and other medical personnel have declined since the state adopted tort-reform laws in 2003.

    The 2012 numbers were the lowest since the state began tracking claims in 2005, when there were 5,051..

    Nearly four out of five claims resulted in no malpractice payment.


    Three Ohio universities on list under investigation
    Three Ohio universities are among the 55 institutions under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for how they handle sexual assault and harassment complaints.

    Ohio State University, Denison University and Wittenberg University are part of investigations underway by the Department’s Office for Civil Rights.

    Details of the complaints were not released apart from when they began.

    The list includes investigations opened because of complaints and those initiated by the office as compliance reviews.

     
    Cleveland firefighter shot before fatal crash
    The death of an off-duty Ohio firefighter involved in a traffic crash is being called a homicide.

    The Cuyahoga County coroner said today that Theodore Wright suffered a gunshot that caused internal injuries.

    Wright, of North Royalton, died after his truck crashed into a utility pole on Cleveland's east side on Thursday.

    Police said the truck overturned, and he died at the scene.

    Wright was a 32-year veteran Cleveland firefighter who is survived by his wife and three children.


    Sentencing delayed for OSU pediatric doctor
    Sentencing is delayed for an Ohio pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbus says the defense requested the postponement of Friday's sentencing for Christopher Pelloski, former director of Ohio State University's pediatric cancer radiation program.

    Prosecutors are seeking a four-year prison sentence.

    Pelloski has cited a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lighter sentence.

    Federal prosecutors say his conduct went back several years and involved disturbing images.

    A criminal complaint accused Pelloski of downloading child pornography, including videos and photos.

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