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Medical Malpractice Suit Seeks $1.5 Million Against Ohio Doctor

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Dr. Stejpan Gardilcic and Urology Associates of North Central Ohio Inc. are being sued for $1.5 million by the son of a man, 84, who died in 2007.

The medical malpractice lawsuit, filed earlier this month alleges the defendants treated Joseph Gleisinger up until the time of his death but failed to diagnose or treat his prostate cancer.

A response to the suit, filed in court by attorney Donald J. Moracz, requests a jury trial. Gleisinger was a patient in March 2002 and also from 2006 through September 25, 2007. They deny allegations.

Moracz contends that any harm incurred by Gleisinger was caused by third parties. The response also states the court filing fails to meet the requirements for a medical malpractice claim, because it failed to include a physician’s affidavit of merit.

Gleisinger’s death certificate listed several causes of death, including a severe form of pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, congestive heart failure and medistatic stage four prostate cancer. The document also listed immuno compromised state dementia under "other conditions" related to his death, according to the Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department.