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Governor to lawmakers: Get answers before action (access required)

(AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell told state legislators Tuesday that Virginia policymakers need more answers from President Barack Obama’s administration about Medicaid before they respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health care reform law. In a letter ...

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Medicare proposes PI settlement rules (access required)

Proposed rules on how future medical bills in personal injury settlements should be handled to protect the interests of Medicare have been released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. New reporting requirements have ushered in a regime in ...

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Failure to diagnose impending heart attack results in death – $825,000 Settlement (access required)

A 50-year-old morbidly obese male patient with a history of uncontrolled high cholesterol presented to a family doctor complaining of back pain radiating to the chest, episodic shortness of breath and diaphoresis. An EKG was ordered revealing a Q wave ...

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Cancer diagnosed 18 months after mass was first detected – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a wrongful death action premised on medical malpractice. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant radiologist misread, as normal, a Dec. 22, 2007, chest film and a July 31, 2008, X-ray of the decedent’ s left arm, both of ...

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89-year-old killed in car crash had been healthy, active for her age – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, an 89-year-old woman, was proceeding through an intersection on a green light. The defendant, a 90-year-old woman, traveling in the opposite direction, failed to yield and made a left turn immediately in front of decedent’ s car. The two ...

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Defense denied plaintiff’s injuries were permanent – $702,050 Verdict (access required)

Defendant ran a stop sign and broadsided the plaintiff’ s vehicle. Both vehicles were totaled. Plaintiff, who struck his head on the driver’ s side window, alleged multiple injuries, including injuries to his neck and back, post concussive syndrome, post ...

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