A woman suffered second degree burns on her face after a fire broke out during a procedure in an operating room of the Zeeba Surgery Center. Lauren Wargo was having a mole removed from her face when Dr. Michelow used a medical instrument known as an electrocautery device, which caused a fire.

The jury awarded Wargo $872,000 for the burns she suffered, but then awarded her an additional $425,000 in punitive damages. The punitive damages were awarded as a punishment because Dr. Michelow attempted to conceal the cause of the fire from Wargo and her family.

Medical malpractice is a terrible thing and it can cause you to be permanently scarred or injured. Some of the more common forms of medical malpractice include wrong site surgery, nerve damage, and ligament damage. Incompetent or negligent doctors should be held responsible for their mistakes, and an experienced Ohio medical malpractice attorney can help your recover compensation for your losses after medical malpractice.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact the experienced Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Robert W. Kerpsack CO., L.P.A. to schedule an initial consultation.