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Ohio's Premier Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been injured due to another person's negligence, you need to find a great lawyer. Experience and results are key when selecting an attorney in the realm of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Charles Kampinski is the most-recognized name in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation in northeast Ohio. During his career, he has obtained settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars in well over one hundred cases. His experience has produced some of Ohio's largest recoveries on behalf of his clients.

Your attorney becomes your representative–your voice–when it is most needed. Experience and results are essential in litigation. Contact Attorneys Charles Kampinski and Kristin Roberts to arrange a complimentary consultation.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Anesthesia Negligence
  • Birth Related Injuries
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Failure and Delay in Diagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose or Treat Heart Disease
  • Hospital Negligence/Nurse Failures
  • Intentional Torts in the Workplace
  • Negligence
  • Negligent Health Care Centers/Testing Labs
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Surgical Errors

Call Kampinski & Roberts, LPA today at 440-597-4430 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Charles I. Kampinski

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • The Ohio State University, B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 1989-1990, 2011-2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004-2014, 2017-2019
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Cleveland Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Ohio Association of Justice

Attorney Kristin Roberts

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Kent State University, B.A.


  • General Mediation Certification
  • Divorce Mediation Certification

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Received membership to Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society for outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills
  • CALI Award
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association of Justice

Attorney Jay Salamon

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Public Investors' Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Bar Metropolitan Association, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • The Best Lawyers in America®

Personal Injury

$ 27 million verdict for a passenger in a Greyhound bus that rear-ended a truck.

$ 4 million settlement: An automotive group was found liable for the death of a child who suffocated after being pinned against a seat in a van in this defective product case.

$ 2.5 million settlement: An 11 year old boy electrocuted in a hotel pool while on a family vacation in Mexico in this negligence case.

$ 2.25 million verdict (including $750,000 in punitive damages): A race track was found liable after a trainer was hit by a horse who was spooked because of an ongoing construction project at the track.

$ 2 million settlement: A woman suffered serious injuries following an accident involving a tram which pulled away before she was safely on board.

$ 1.5 million verdict: The owners of an apartment complex were found liable after a boy was sexually abused by an apartment custodian in this premises liability case. Plaintiff contended that the apartment owners failed to conduct a background check on the abuser and they were further negligent in keeping the offender on staff following a drug and pornography arrest.

$ 1.5 million settlement under insured motorist recovery: A motor vehicle collision resulted in permanent ankle damage.

$ 1.36 million verdict: An employer and a machine manufacturer were found liable after a worker was pulled into a recoiler and crushed to death.

$ 1.2 million verdict: A driver suffered back injuries in a car accident. The verdict was the biggest award in Lake County at the time.

$ 500,000 verdict: A judgment was entered against a home for troubled teens following the suicide of one of its residents.

Confidential settlement for policy limits: A 12 year old child was killed by an errant rocket while attending a fireworks display.

Medical Malpractice

$ 22.5 million settlement: A woman received a high spinal along with excessive doses of a sedative during her delivery. The 36 year old plaintiff was left brain injured and paralyzed after a respiratory arrest.

$16 million + in total recovery including a $9.53 million verdict: Numerous errors occurred during a patient’s heart valve surgery including placement of an incorrect heart valve in this surgical malpractice case.

$ 15 million settlement: A baby was administered excessive medication resulting in spastic quadriplegia and brain damage in this hospital negligence case.

$ 14.5 million verdict: A hospital and physician were found liable following a woman’s routine nose surgery. A nurse removed a patient’s breathing tube too soon after her surgery resulting in brain damage. The patient was left in a vegetative state due to anesthesia negligence. The award included 3.5 million in punitive damages because the original doctor sent in a resident to perform the operation despite assuring the patient pre-operatively that he would perform the procedure himself. The award was the 2nd largest ever granted by an Ohio jury at that time.

$ 11 million total recovery including $6.5 million verdict: Doctors failed to adequately treat a patient’s pneumonia resulting in partial paralysis. A settlement with the hospital was reached before the trial. The total recovery was 11 million. The jury award was the largest ever in Lorain County at the time.

$ 10.2 million recovery: A radiologist failed to timely diagnose a spinal arteriovenous malformation resulting in paraplegia to a nine year-old child.

$ 10 million settlement: a 46 year old executive died of a heart complication while receiving chemotherapy in this failure to diagnose case.

$ 8 million verdict: A failure to detect bacterial meningitis resulted in death.

$ 8 million settlement: A patient and her unborn child died when the doctor failed to diagnose the patient’s symptoms of pre-eclampsia.

$ 6.3 million verdict: A doctor and a hospital were found liable for a patient’s death after failure to diagnose a patient’s kidney disease despite abnormal test results and the doctor’s prescribing of a drug which was known to cause renal disease. At the time, it was the largest verdict against the defendant hospital.

$ 6.25 million verdict: A doctor failed to diagnose a sarcoma on the back of a patient’s ankle leading to an amputation and death. The verdict included $3 million in punitive damages due to the defendant doctor’s alteration of medical records. The Ohio Supreme Court later reduced the punitive damages to $1 million, but added $2 million in pre-judgment interest in this failure to diagnose case. Moskovitz v Mt. Sinai, 69 Ohio St. 3d 638 (1994)

$ 6 million settlement: The patient died after a radiologist failed to detect and report findings suggestive of an aortic dissection.

$ 5.85 million settlement: A doctor failed to diagnose and treat a 38 year old woman's fatal pulmonary embolism. The plaintiff was single with no children. Attorney Kampinski was able to prove alterations in the medical chart by the defendant doctor.

$ 5 million settlement: A spinal cord compression syndrome was not diagnosed in a timely fashion and once diagnosed, the compression surgery was delayed. Her condition worsened to the point where she was unable to walk without assistance and suffered from incontinence. She made minimal improvement following surgery.

$ 4.75 million settlement: A 74 year old patient died during a dialysis catheter procedure. The patient was not monitored during the procedure and the central access catheter became disconnected from the machine causing the patient to hemorrhage and fall to the floor unconscious. She suffered brain damage and later died from a staph infection in this health care negligence case.

$ 4.5 million confidential settlement: Failure to diagnose

$ 4.1 million verdict: A physician’s group failed to diagnose a patient’s uterine cancer

$ 3.99 million verdict: A baby suffered neurological damage because the umbilical cord was crimped during his delivery in this birth injury case.

$ 3.8 million verdict: Doctors failed to detect a patient’s meningitis.

$ 3.5 million verdict: A hospital failed to treat a patient’s pancreatitis.

$ 3 million verdict: A stillborn birth occurred after a mother was off of a monitor for several hours during her labor and delivery.

$ 3 million verdict: A hospital was found liable after surgeons mistakenly burned a hole in the artery of a 69 year old patient undergoing triple bypass heart surgery causing her death.

$ 2.8 million verdict: Nurses failed to provide the proper shunt in conjunction with a carotid endarterectomy. The 75 year old plaintiff suffered a stroke causing significant disabilities.

$ 2.75 million settlement: The patient’s pancreatic mass was not diagnosed despite suspicious x-ray findings.

$ 2.6 million verdict and settlement: An oral surgeon was found liable for a failure to remove all of a growth on a patient’s tongue. The pathologist in the case misread the pathology slides.

$ 2.51 million settlement: A physician failed to diagnose and treat Kawasaki's Disease resulting in significant cardiac injury to an infant.

$ 2.5 million settlement: The patient suffered a fatal aneurysmal bleed which could have been diagnosed and treated 9 days earlier based on her symptoms. This case involved altered medical records to conceal the fact that the diagnosis was missed.

$ 2.5 million verdict: A hospital was found liable for the piercing of a lung which occurred during an outpatient liver biopsy procedure.

$ 2.5 million settlement: A 78 year old Alzheimer patient’s lips were burned off while being given liquid oxygen. Both the nursing home and the manufacturer of the product contributed to the settlement in this nursing home negligence case.

$ 2.4 million settlement: A baby was not resuscitated properly after a delivery in which doctors had responded to shoulder dystocia by using a procedure that was contraindicated.

$ 2.4 million verdict: A doctor was found liable for a patient’s death from a blood infection which occurred following a hemorrhoid operation.

$ 2.25 million confidential settlement: Failure to diagnose

$ 2.1 million settlement: A 67 year old patient died from a post-operative after the surgeon perforated the intestine during a gallbladder removal procedure.

$ 2 million settlement: A lab test was erroneously interpreted as positive after a cancer patient underwent genetic testing. As a result, the patient underwent removal of her remaining breast, her uterus and ovaries. Subsequent testing found that she did not have the gene mutation as previously reported.

$ 2 million settlement: After a tracheotomy patient was given a contraindicated medication which left her unable to perform the necessary suctioning to sustain her care, she developed a heart rhythm abnormality and fell unconscious. Resuscitation was delayed and she suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest. She initially survived with a severe brain injury, but died several weeks later.

$ 1.92 million confidential settlement: Emergency room death.

$ 1.8 million verdict: Liability found for failure to diagnose and treat an elderly patient’s pneumonia and blood infection.

$ 1.75 million settlement: A physician failed to review blood test results which showed a recurrence of a patient’s cancer.

$ 1.58 million verdict: An OB/GYN group was found liable for birth injuries suffered by a baby whose left shoulder became stuck against his mother’s pelvis when a vacuum extractor was used during delivery causing a nerve injury.

$ 1.55 million confidential settlement: Failure to diagnose.

$ 1 million verdict: A hospital and physicians were found liable for treating a non-existent stomach problem rather than the 71 year old patient’s heart condition. The treatment given resulted in a heart attack and death.

$ 1 million settlement: Policy limits were paid after a patient died due to failure to diagnose her pulmonary embolism.

$ 501,200 verdict: Liability against a hospital, the treating physician and a pacemaker manufacturer following placement of a defective pacemaker and the hospital’s failure to diagnose and treat the decedent’s coronary artery disease.

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