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A sprawling tale of misdeeds

It's a little more than a five-hour drive due north of Huntington to get to Ohio's Lucas County. That's where a married couple recently settled their medical malpractice claims against an orthopedic surgeon. While terms of the agreement were not disclosed, the attorney for the couple said it was "very favorable."

The 40-year-old physician was accused by the woman in the lawsuit of causing to her left leg permanent nerve damage during hip replacement surgery performed early last year. After she and her husband filed their medical malpractice lawsuit, the surgeon was accused by law enforcement officials of tampering with her medical records.

The doctor's legal troubles don't end there, according to a newspaper report. He is charged in an Ohio county about three hours northeast of Huntington with four counts of criminal sexual conduct. He stands accused there of inappropriately touching two of his female patients.

There are even more allegations against him: back in northern Ohio, he faces two counts of gross sexual imposition for what the news report describes as "similar offenses."

Perhaps the one nugget of good news to be culled from the report is that the surgeon is not practicing while his various cases are pending.

While we do not know the specifics in any of these matters, we do know that in far too many instances, patients learn that the trust they have placed in a doctor is misplaced. The doctor is unwilling to provide a required standard of care to patients who put their health in the physician's hands.

In those cases of negligence, a law firm dedicated to representing clients injured by medical malpractice can help hold doctors accountable. Just as important, skilled attorneys can help victims obtain compensation for damages including disabilities, pain, expensive corrective surgeries, lost wages and more.

Please take a look at Medical Malpractice Attorney In Huntington for information about how Cyrus, Adkins & Walker, Attorneys at Law can help you.

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