Jonathan D. Mester
Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Cleveland, OhioNurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury
Licensed in Ohio since: 1998
Jonathan D. Mester focuses his practice on representing victims of medical malpractice, including obstetrical malpractice cases in which the baby suffers severe deficits at birth including Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy. Jonathan also handles construction accident cases involving serious injury and death.
Jonathan joined Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy in 1998 as an associate and today is a partner with the firm, and a member of the firm’s board of directors. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Jonathan has also been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics Media since 2010. In 2021, Jonathan was included in The Best Lawyers in America publication for both medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
Jonathan is proud to represent individuals who need assistance in taking on hospitals, corporations, and large insurance companies. He is most proud of the jury verdicts he has obtained. Jonathan has obtained multiple jury verdicts more than a million dollars, including the first medical malpractice verdict in several years in Columbus, Ohio on behalf of a four-year-old girl in 2013. In each of these cases, the wrongdoer offered little or nothing to settle the case, leaving Jonathan’s clients no choice but to take the case to trial.
First Admitted: 1998, Ohio
Professional Webpage: https://www.nphm.com/about-us/attorneys/jonathan-mester/
- “The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996: Will the New Era of ADR in Federal Administrative Agencies Occur at the Expense of Public Accountability?” 13, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 167, 1997.
- Syracuse University, B.A., 1992
- Syracuse University, B.A., 1992
- Ohio Bar, 1998
- American Association for Justice, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Cleveland Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio State Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
- Plaintiff’s decedent was working for a subcontractor on a project involving construction of a new hotel. Plaintiff’s decedent entered an elevator shaft and stood on a wood platform which had been erected by a fellow subcontractor at the direction of the general contractor. Plaintiff’s decedent then fell through the platform after he stepped on the section towards the end of the platform, falling 4 stories to his death. Discovery revealed that the platform had been changed due to a failure to meet initial specifications, and that the side of theplatform was ultimately improperly constructed. Case settled for $5,000,000.00., 2021
- Baby born with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and mild to moderate hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The allegations in the case were delays in evaluating the mother who had presented to her doctor with complaints of decreased fetal movement on the morning of the emergency c-section delivery, and failure to diagnose IUGR during the prenatal period. Case settled for $3 million. , 2022
- Plaintiff was a patient of the defendant neurosurgeon. The allegation was a failure to timely diagnose a condition known as a spinal AVM, which is a very rare condition which was not present initially on imaging. As a result, there was a delay of several months in making thediagnosis, during which time Plaintiff’s condition deteriorated significantly. He is now in a wheelchair with permanent bowel/bladder issues. Case settled for $2,000,000.00., 2019