Eight Lawsuits in Medical Malpractice ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Monday, July 9, 2012

Eight Lawsuits in Medical Malpractice

Darla Morris and Beth Mullens are two of eight patients with active medical-malpractice lawsuits against podiatrist, Dr. Leonard Janis. Four of the patients had complications from ankle surgeries that led to amputations. Darla Morris broke her left ankle while working as a nursing assistant in 2005, and over the next five years she underwent four surgeries to correct the problem. All of the surgeries failed, leading to the amputation of her leg below the knee in 2011. Beth Mullens had surgery in 2007 for what she had thought were heel spurs. Eight failed surgeries later, she underwent a below-the-knee- amputation of her left leg in 2010. “Five of the lawsuits also name Grant Medical Center or its parent company, OhioHealth, where Janis performed surgery for nearly 26 years until he resigned his privileges in February. Janis also resigned his privileges at Doctors Hospital, an OhioHealth facility with which he had been affiliated since 1979.” Mark Hopkins, a spokesman for the hospitals, would not comment on why Janis resigned but said, “ OhioHealth has rigorous standards in place for credentialing of physicians at all our facilities. We are confident that we have done nothing wrong as it pertains to these lawsuits and plan to defend our process against these allegations.”

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