Burns White Members Stuart T. O’Neal, III and John M. Steidle recently obtained a voluntary dismissal for a healthcare system client and its related entity in a medical malpractice suit in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The plaintiff, a guardian of a deceased child, sued our client along with the hospital and several medical providers.
Burns White attorneys filed a motion for non-involvement, arguing that our clients were improperly named in the suit and that there was not a good faith basis to support their inclusion. After initial discovery, the counsel for the plaintiffs agreed to a voluntary dismissal.
Note: The results obtained in a particular case are heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.