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R. Craig McLaughlin

R. Craig McLaughlin

Location:
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Phone:
440-442-6677
Fax:
877-355-1355
Email:

Craig represents people who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, medical negligence, defective products, and workplace incidents. He has served as lead counsel for an injured client in over 35 jury trials and obtained the highest verdict ($620,000) in Clermont County, Ohio for a personal injury motor vehicle crash case. He has been named a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2013 by Ohio Super Lawyer Magazine and was identified as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2009-2012. Craig has also earned the highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO and is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Examples of Craig's Settlements and Verdicts

Confidential Settlement – Motor Vehicle Crash - Ohio
Recovery for a man who was seriously injured when a commercial truck went left of center and hit his pick-up truck in a head-on collision. He suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured hip, and other injuries that kept him from continuing his career as a welder.

$1.25 Million – Motor Vehicle Crash - Butler County, Ohio
Recovery for a man who was seriously injured when a pick-up truck was negligently backed into a barn door and the door fell on him. He suffered a fractured back, fractured foot, multiple rib fractures, ruptured spleen, lacerated liver, and other injuries.

$1.085 Million – Motor Vehicle Crash - Allen County, Ohio
Recovery for a woman involved in a multiple vehicle crash on an Ohio interstate. She suffered a lacerated liver, rib fractures, ankle fracture, bruised lung, abdominal compartment syndrome and other injuries in the collision.

$1.05 Million – Motor Vehicle Crash - Geauga County, Ohio
Recovery for a man who was hit in a head-on collision by a speeding commercial truck. He suffered multiple fractures of his legs, lacerations to his spleen and kidneys, and other injuries in the crash.

Confidential Settlement – Employer Intentional Tort - Ohio
Recovery for a factory worker who was scalped when his hair got caught on an unguarded rotating shaft on a machine. He also lost part of one ear and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

$875,000 Verdict – Medical Malpractice - Court of Claims - Ohio
A baby from Lucas County suffered brain damage when the doctor negligently performed a C-section. The mother had scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery and the doctor negligently failed to remove scar tissue before cutting into the mother’s uterus to deliver the baby. The doctor also failed to have a second experienced doctor present to assist her during this difficult delivery. A verdict on the issue of liability only was won in the Ohio Court of Claim and then the case was resolved at a settlement conference.

$800,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Hamilton County, Ohio
Recovery for a woman who was a passenger in a van that was struck by a truck that failed to stop for a red light. She suffered a fractured neck and herniated disk and was unable to work again.

Confidential Settlement – Motor Vehicle Crash - Ohio
Recovery for a female security guard who had her foot and ankle run over by a tractor trailer driver during an inspection of the trailer. She was unable to work as a security guard again.

Confidential Settlement – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for an elderly man who now has advanced stage kidney disease because his family doctor failed to review and respond to abnormal blood tests that had been ordered for many years. Client will now likely need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

$700,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Erie County - Ohio
Recovery for a man who was hit from behind by a car while he was on a tractor driving down a country road. He suffered a fractured back and was unable to work again.

$650,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Miami County, Ohio
Recovery for the family of a truck driver who was killed instantly when his truck was hit by another truck.

$620,000 Verdict – Motor Vehicle Crash - Clermont County, Ohio
Jury verdict for a man who was injured when a truck clipped another car during an improper lane change, causing it to spin out and strike the client’s car. He suffered two herniated disks in his lower back that required multiple surgeries and left him unable to return to work. The last offer from the insurance company before trial was $50,000.

$575,000 – Personal Injury - Kentucky
Recovery for a delivery truck driver who suffered a fractured ankle that required multiple surgeries when a tow truck operator dropped a heavy slab of granite during unloading of a flatbed trailer.

$525,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Mahoning County, Ohio
Recovery for an elderly woman who was being transported in a nursing home van and suffered a fractured neck when another car ran a stop sign and struck the van.

$525,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Franklin County, Ohio
Recovery for the death of a 73 years old woman who was killed when her husband went left of center and crashed into another car. She died at the scene.

$500,000 – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for the family of a veteran who went to the Cleveland VA Medical Center for hernia repair surgery. The surgeon perforated the client’s intestines during surgery then failed to detect the injury in a timely manner. The client died several months later due to complication from sepsis infection.

$500,000 – Medical Malpractice - Lucas County, Ohio
Recovery for the family of a nursing home patient who was dropped by a private ambulance attendant during transport back from a dialysis session. He fell and hit his head and suffered a brain injury. He died one month later.

$500,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Lucas County, Ohio
Recovery for a woman who was hit head on by a truck that went left of center. She suffered multiple fractures to her arms and legs, a very bad laceration to her leg, and other injuries.

Confidential Settlement – Personal Injury - Ohio
Recovery for a pipefitter whose foot was crushed when the operator negligently lowered outriggers on a mobile crane without warning.

$470,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Richland County, Ohio
Recovery for a teenager who was a passenger in a car where the driver lost control and struck a utility pole. Client suffered a fractured skull, moderate brain injury, and other injuries in the crash.

$460,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Muskingum County, Ohio
Recovery for a woman who was hit head on by a car that crossed over the median. She suffered a fractured foot, neck injury, and bruised ribs.

$425,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Kentucky
Recovery for a young woman who was a passenger in a pick-up truck that rear-ended a slow moving tractor on a dark country road that did not have appropriate lights and warning signs. She suffered a fractured nose, fractured wrist, fractured ankle, and other injuries.

$400,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Kentucky
Recovery for a man who was injured when another car ran a red light and struck his car while he was clearing the intersection. He suffered closed head injury, punctured lung, bruised lung and other injuries.

$400,000 – Motor Vehicle Crash - Allen County, Ohio
Recovery for female was seriously injured when a commercial truck failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the car in which she was a passenger. She suffered a fractured nose, fractured arm, fractured leg, multiple rib fractures, and other injuries.

$400,000 – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for the family of an 82 years old nursing home resident who was totally dependent on nursing home staff for all of her needs, but was left unattended on a portable toilet. She fell and hit her head and suffered a brain injury. She died two days later.

$350,000 – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for elderly gentleman after an optometrist failed to diagnose open angle glaucoma that resulted in permanent partial vision loss in both of client’s eyes.

$325,000 – Premises Liability - Knox County, Ohio
Recovery for elderly female who tripped and fell going down steps to a business that did not comply with safety codes. She suffered a fractured skull, traumatic brain injury, fractured right wrist, and other injuries.

Confidential – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for the family of an elderly nursing home resident who was dropped and suffered a brain injury during a Hoyer lift transfer because the aide attempted transfer on her own instead of with two people as was required. Client died days after the fall.

$300,000 – Personal Injury - Delaware County, Ohio
Recovery for a young girl who suffered a fractured skull when a neighbor gave his young son a golf club and ball to play with in the backyard and then left the children unsupervised while he went upstairs to take a shower.

$275,000 – Medical Malpractice - Ohio
Recovery for a veteran after doctors and nurses at the Cleveland VA Medical Center failed to remove surgical towels from the client’s abdomen after surgery to remove his cancerous kidney. Client became very sick, needed multiple surgeries to fix the problem, and missed significant time from work.

$241,000 – Personal Injury - Medina County, Ohio
Recovery for a teenage female who suffered an avulsion of the patellar tendon in her knee and other injuries when a classmate stepped on her feet and knocked her to the ground during horseplay at school.

$225,000 – Dog Bite - Butler County, Ohio
Recovery for a toddler who was bit on the cheek by a friend’s dog at a Fourth of July party.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997
  • Kentucky, 2006

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Cincinnati
    • B.A., Political Science - 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating? - 4.5/5.0 AV/ Preeminent
  • 10.0/10.0 AVVO Rating
  • Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Ohio Trial Lawyers
  • Member - Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association

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239 S. 5th Street, Suite 805
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 440-252-0445
Toll Free: 877-355-7355
Fax: 877-355-1355
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