CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The family of a Hamilton County man will receive $500,000 from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) in a settlement.
Ryan Smith, 23, was diagnosed with a skull fracture and hemorrhage in December of 2006. He was taken to UCMC for a CAT scan of his injuries.
Smith was discharged a few hours later, given a prescription for a pain reliever and instructed him to follow up two weeks later.
Smith died the next morning from his brain injury.
His family filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital.
Before the case went to trial, the two parties settled on amount of $500,000.