Oakley et al. v. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

The Court of Claims of the State of Ohio, Civil Action No.: 2017-00845

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Welcome to the Oakley Class Action Settlement Home Page.

The parties have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit called Oakley et al. v. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Case No. 2017-00845 (the “Lawsuit”).

This website is provided as a service to eligible settlement participants. The information provided is in summary form and is not intended as a complete explanation of your rights. For full and complete information, you are directed to review carefully the Notice of Class Action Settlement.

These are your rights and options:

You May: Effect of Choosing the Option: Due Date:
Submit a Claim Form and Receive Money If you submit a valid Claim Form and the Court approves the settlement, you will receive money as part of this settlement.  There is a Claim Form and prepaid envelope enclosed your Notice. You can fill out the Claim Form and mail back to the Claims Administrator using the prepaid envelope.  Alternatively, you can submit a Claim Form online here. You will need to enter your unique Claim Number and Claim PIN which can be found in the top right corner of your Claim Form. September 2, 2020
Do Nothing By doing nothing, you will not receive money under the Settlement Agreement.  You will also not retain your ability to sue OSUWMC about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. N/A
Ask to be Excluded If you ask to be excluded (that is, to “opt-out”) by September 2, 2020, you will not receive any money or benefits.  However, you keep any rights to sue OSUWMC separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit, assuming the time period to sue has not expired. You will have to hire your own lawyer to pursue your claims in a new lawsuit. In order to opt-out, you must send a letter to the Claims Administrator. Please refer to the Notice of Class Action Settlement for complete instructions. September 2, 2020
Object If you do not ask to be excluded, you may object to the settlement by submitting an objection. Please refer to the Notice of Class Action Settlement for complete instructions. September 2, 2020