The Toledo Clinic Sued for False
Diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

The Toledo Clinic, a multispecialty medical center with offices throughout Ohio, is being sued by more than 40 people who allege that Sherry-Ann Jenkins, Ph.D., who directed the now-defunct Toledo Clinic Cognitive Center, made false diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease and that the medical center's management failed to take sufficient steps when it became aware of the problem. In addition to Jenkins and the Toledo Clinic, the defendants include Jenkins's husband, Oliver Jenkins, M.D., and the directors, officers, credentialing offices, radiologists, and neurologists on the clinic staff as "John Doe" defendants. The 128-page lawsuit, filed In Lucas County Court on January 30, 2017, asserts the following:

The most serious case described in the complaint was that of Gary L. Traynor, whom Sherry-Ann Jenkins falsely diagnosed with Stage 3 (the most severe stage) Alzheimer's disease. The complaint states that Mr. Traynor was "devastated" by this diagnosis and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

The suit seeks more than $75,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs are represented by the Zoll & Kranz law firm of Toledo, Ohio.

This article was revised on February 13, 2017.

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