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Phillip A. Kuri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Mayfield Heights, OH

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
6105 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440-442-6781
Fax: 440-442-7944
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
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A veteran litigator of over twenty years, attorney Phillip A. Kuri  handles cases including personal injury, medical malpractice, trucking, products liability and general tort law. As an attorney with the Ohio firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., Mr. Kuri focuses on injuries of a catastrophic nature including wrongful death. He has won substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Kuri maintains active memberships in the American Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Ohio Academy for Justice, American Association for Justice - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Million Dollar and Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, before the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Ohio and before U.S. federal courts.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Devices, Products Liability


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Phillip Kuri, Ohio Medical Negligence Attorney

Phillip Kuri, an Ohio medical negligence lawyer, talks about how his experience as a former defense attorney gave him a broad base of knowledge to use when handling personal injury plaintiff cases. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO.

About Phillip A. Kuri

First Admitted: 1993, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • , The Best Lawyers in America®
  • , Ohio Super Lawyers
  • , Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • , Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • , American Association for Justice, Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Ohio 2009 & 2010


  • $39 Million Jury Verdict – Wrongful death due to negligence of construction company (April 2014) -Case brought on behalf of a 41-year-old Ohio man struck by vehicle and died while working in a construction zone. A Cleveland jury awarded $19 million in compensation for wrongful death, and $20 million in punitive damages. Jury found 60% fault with construction company 30% fault of driver of vehicle and 10% to the Plaintiff. Case settled on appeal filed. Case tried with co-counsel.
  • $6.3 Million Jury Verdict (October 2009) – Patient suffered hypoxic brain injury in post-operative recovery room due to failure to timely recognize respiratory distress and intubate the patient. Verdict was reduced pursuant to tort reform damage caps.
  • $3.65 Million – Truck accident where a floor mat (product defect) caused unintentional acceleration, causing severe and permanent injuries (January 2017)
  • $3.5 Million – Client undergoing heart surgery sustained permanent brain injury (2014)
  • $2 Million – Employer intentional tort results in serious injuries While at work, a crane fell on the Plaintiff, resulting in serious injuries and lost wages. Plaintiff was admitted for intense rehabilitation and surgery, March, 2009
  • $1.375 Million – Birth injury during delivery (April 2014) - Labor and delivery claim resulting in permanent, debilitating brain damage to the infant.
  • $1.15 Million – Death due to medical negligence by heart surgeon (December 2013) - Plaintiff’s heart was damaged during a surgical procedure. The surgeon failed to repair the damage properly, resulting in death.
  • $800,000 Jury Verdict - Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death - The Decedent, age 69, was recovering in a nursing /rehab facility following bowel surgery. Plaintiffs alleged the Defendant physician negligently failed to appropriately order, manage and monitor the Decedent’s anticoagulation therapy resulting in a brain bleed and her death on August 3, 2011. (Hamilton County)
  • $785,000 – Slip and fall results in lumbar injury Plaintiff fell on a wet floor while shopping at a grocery store. The water was present on white flooring and was not visible by shoppers. Plaintiff suffered a lumbar strain, September, 2009
  • $750,000 – Plaintiff underwent surgery for the removal of a tumor. During the procedure, the surgeon damaged an artery, resulting in a massive stroke and death.
  • $750,000 – Plaintiff was on the side of the road when a passing motorist veered into her, slamming her into a parked vehicle, causing her to suffer spinal injuries.
  • $650,000 – A pregnant woman suffered multiple fractures to her hip, sacrum and back when a hotel employee lost control of a passenger shuttle and crashed.
  • $500,000 – Woman dies in a rehabilitation center, due to improper monitoring of her blood sugar.
  • $450,000 – Nursing home neglect results in broken hip, infection and death, February, 2011
  • $430,000 – Plaintiff’s fingers were severed while operating machinery due to her employer’s deliberate removal of a safety guard.
  • $300,000 – Nursing home neglect results in wrongful death Plaintiff contracted a urinary tract infection while in the nursing home but was unable to appropriately recognize the signs and symptoms. The condition worsened, ultimately leading to the Plaintiff’s death, May, 2009
  • $200,000 – Medical malpractice results in wrongful death. The Plaintiff fell out of bed during her hospital stay, which resulted in her death, January, 2011
  • $275,000 – Nursing home neglect results in wrongful death. The 73-year-old Plaintiff was in a nursing home for dementia and strokes. She was required to wear an alarm in case of an emergency so that she could get necessary assistance when needed. The staff failed to put the alarm on her, which led to a cerebral vascular hemorrhage and death after a fall, September, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Special Guest Faculty, 13th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring: Maternal-Fetal Assessment and Interventions, Las Vegas, NV, Symposia Medicus, 2012
  • Lecturer, The Anatomy of a Law Suit: What Every Clinician Needs to Know. Winter Conference on Obstetrics/ Gynecology, St. Kitts, W. Indies, Symposia Medicus, 2009
  • Speaker, Dueling Attorneys: Medical Malpractice Issues, KOAMA Cleveland, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ohio, 1993
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio Academy for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cuyahoga County Bar Association

Educational Background

  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, B.A. in Political Science, 1990
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Office Location for Phillip A. Kuri

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Phone: 440-442-6781

Fax: 440-442-7944

Last Updated: 9/10/2021

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