Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman has overruled a motion by the city of Cincinnati to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Kyle Plush. But the city is looking to the Court of Appeals, filing its request just hours after Ruehlman's decision.
The Ohio doctor charged with murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients is suing his former employer's parent company for not covering his criminal defense costs, as it has in dozens of related civil cases.
The Ohio hospital system that found an intensive care doctor ordered excessive painkillers for about three dozen patients who died has reached settlements totaling $9 million in lawsuits over two deaths, which would be the highest known payouts so far in the related wrongful-death lawsuits.
A Cincinnati hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong's 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times.