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Howard E. Skolnick

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Practice Areas:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Catastrophic Injuries

Biography

For over two decades Howard, an invited member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has zealously represented seriously injured clients in both State and Federal Courts, litigating cases involving a variety of causes of action, such as wrongful death, birth/brain injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, bad-faith litigation against insurance companies, animal and dog bites, boating and water accidents and pedestrian accidents. A truly caring and passionate person, Howard's magnetic personality, coupled with his vast knowledge of the law, has won the hearts of jurors time and time again.

Practice Highlights

BIRTH/BRAIN INJURY VERDICT - $8,583,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit against MetroHealth Medical Center, and after nearly a three week trial, the jury returned an $8.5 million dollar verdict. In this case, the child suffered an irreversible brain injury resulting in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy due to substandard medical care.

BIRTH/BRAIN INJURY SETTLEMENT - $3,500,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice law suit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

BIRTH/BRAIN INJURY SETTLEMENT - $3,000,000

In Re: L.M. etc. vs. United States of America

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice federal tort claim lawsuit. This action was pursued in Federal District Court in Toledo. It was the plaintiffs' claim that the failure of the nurses to report to the obstetrician the presence of maternal fever was decisive in the obstetrician's management of labor, as well as whether or not to have the neonatal resuscitation team at the time of delivery. It was plaintiffs' position L.M. (baby) suffered from lack of ventilation and perfusion after the delivery for approximately three minutes, until she was intubated by the neonatal nurse. The obstetrician indicated had he known of the maternal fever, he would have suspected an infection and offered a C-section 55 minutes prior to the actual delivery during which time there was stress on the fetus as reported by the fetal heart tracings. As a result of these delays, L.M. suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy including spastic quadriplegia, profound cognitive loss as well as loss of vision.

BIRTH/BRAIN INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $1,950,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice lawsuit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $966,666.67

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a premises liability and automobile negligence law suit where a seventy eight year old garage pedestrian was struck and killed by an automobile.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - $750,000

Howard E. Skolnick achieved a 750,000 dollar settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where Plaintiff suffered subdural hemorrhage, laceration of his liver, transthoracic aortic endovascular replacement, L2-4 fusion, L5-S1 disc bulge, multiple rib fractures and a fracture of the right scapula.

WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $700,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a work-related wrongful death law suit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - $575,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented Plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

SLIP & FALL/PREMISES LIABILITY SETTLEMENT - $537,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiff in a premises liability suit against a homeowner. In this case, our client fell down an entire staircase, inside a garage, causing severe and permanent injuries.

WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $500,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice/wrongful death law suit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE/WRONGFUL DEATH - $475,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a wrongful death suit against a Lorain County nursing home.

AUTOMOBILE INJURY SETTLEMENT - $330,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiff who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and suffered bi-lateral hematomas.

AUTOMOBILE INJURY SETTLEMENT - $328,780.32

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs who were injured in a motor vehicle accident and sustained fractures requiring surgical intervention.

WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $325,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice/wrongful death law suit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT - $275,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice law suit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - $250,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented an individual involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered multiple fractures resulting in extended hospitalization. Policy limits settlement.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT - $225,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice lawsuit. CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

AUTOMOBILE INJURY SETTLEMENT - $150,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiff who was injured in two motor vehicle accidents and suffered a lumbar herniated disc which required surgery.

WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT - $105,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiffs in a wrongful death claim that was the result of an automobile accident and obtained the insurance policy limits.

MOTORCYCLE INJURY SETTLEMENT - $105,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented the Plaintiff and obtained the insurance policy limits. Plaintiff was severely injured in a motorcycle accident and suffered sixteen fractures and received elbow surgery.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT/WRONGFUL DEATH - $100,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented Plaintiffs in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in death and obtained policy limit.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - $100,000

Howard E. Skolnick represented Plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in post-traumatic stress syndrome due to the wrongful death of spouse in same accident and obtained policy limit.

Professional Associations and Memberships
• Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
• Million Dollar Advocates Forum
• Ohio State Bar Association, Member
• Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.S.
    • Major: Biological Science

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Honors

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney