David C. Calderhead

David C. Calderhead

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Loveland, OH

Calderhead, Lockemeyer & Peschke
 | 6281 Tri-Ridge Blvd, Suite 210
Loveland, OH 45140
Phone: 513-576-1060
Fax: 513-576-8792
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (0%)
Attorney Profile

David C. Calderhead is a 1983 graduate of Taylor University and a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He practiced with the Ohio Attorney General's Office until 1990 at which time he joined Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman and Kalur. He served as trial counsel from 1998-2000 at Arnold and Associates, Co., LPA and in 2001 he opened his own firm, Calderhead Law Office. Presently, David is the managing member and senior attorney at Calderhead, Lockemeyer and Peschke Law Office.  His memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Clermont County Bar Association and Kentucky Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Defense Research Institue, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and Order of Barristers.  In his over 29 years as an attorney, Dave has tried over 90 cases, with over 80 of the trials being medical malpractice cases.  His appellate work has included successfully arguing cases in the Ohio Supreme Court and various Courts of Appeals in Ohio. He has provided pro bono representaion through the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Cincinnati. Besides his law practice, Dave is actively involved in his church.  He is board president of an international charity focusing on humanitarian efforts. He also serves on several boards and committees addressing medical malpractice claims and quality assurance. Mr. Calderhead is a frequent speaker to medical professionals in the context of continuing medical education and grand rounds for medical residents in various specialties. He also has been an invited speaker at several continuing legal education events over his career. Mr. Calderhead has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer; has been featured in U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in America; and been included in the Martindale-Hubble listing of of Preeminent Lawyers for several years.  

About David Calderhead

Admitted: 1987, Ohio

Professional Webpage: www.clp-law.com/attorneys/david-calderhead/

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Trial: Plaintiff alleged Defendant neurosurgeon failed to timely identify “implant failure” on MRI images during the course of care following ACDF in 2005.  A subsequent surgeon removed the plate and screws and performed ACDF at an additional level.  It was alleged a 5 plus year delay resulted in causing the patient constant excruciating pain and suffering. Result:  Defense verdict.  No appeal was filed., 2018
  • Trial: Death of a 65 year old male patient three days after a gallbladder ultrasound reporting a 5 cm diameter aortic aneurysm.  Plaintiff alleged the aortic aneurysm should have been measured as 9-10 cm in diameter which would have resulted in an emergency aortic repair, prior to the aorta rupturing three days after the ultrasound.  We represented the radiologist who interpreted the ultrasound. Result: Defense verdict. No appeal was filed., 2017
  • Trial: Death of a 70 year old male patient two weeks post CABG from an alleged pleural effusion.  Plaintiff alleged a called rapid response should have resulted in an emergency intubation and chest tube placement.  We represented the CT surgeon and argued the patient’s rapid response was the result of over sedation from Restoril, as proven by the patient’s prompt recovery after receiving reversal agent medication. Result: Defense verdict. No appeal was filed., 2017
  • Trial: Plaintiffs alleged kidney failure from Asacol, a medication used to treat the patient’s ulcerative colitis.  During a flare-up of the ulcerative colitis, blood work was taken which demonstrated an elevated creatinine.  Our PA client examined the patient and attributed the patient’s abnormal renal labs to mild dehydration from the ulcerative colitis flare.  Plaintiffs alleged the renal labs required a work up for Asacol toxicity.  The alleged injury from the Asacol was stage III chronic kidney disease and progression of the disease to end stage renal failure requiring dialysis and a kidney transplant.  Plaintiffs sought $11.2 million on closing argument.  We represented the PA and her employer, the medical practice. Result: Defense verdict.  The verdict was not appealed., 2017
Office Location for David C. Calderhead

6281 Tri-Ridge Blvd
Suite 210
Loveland, OH 45140

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Last Updated: 7/26/2018

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