Summary: Plaintiff’s failure to name a Wound Care Expert Witness to support his claims lead to the court granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment.
Facts: In Jenkins v. Karl HC LLC dba Villa Angela Care Center, 2020-Ohio-1137 (March 26, 2020), Plaintiff William sued the Villa Angela Care Center skilled nursing center and other doctors for allegedly poor care. Plaintiff was a resident at the nursing home during 2014 and 2015. During that time he was also under the care of Dr. McEldowney among other health care providers.
Plaintiff received outside treatment in December 2014 for wounds on his legs. After that treatment, the plaintiff returned to the nursing home, and claimed that his wounds became worse as a result of the defendants’s failure to provide adequate care. He also claimed that the nursing home and their doctors did not follow the advice and orders of his wound care doctor, Anthony Cozzolino. Plaintiff Jenkins’ wounds on his legs became so bad that eventually his leg had to be amputated.