Man's family receives settlement from UCMC

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.

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