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Hospital patient died from complications of sickle cell disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 19 years old and suffered from sickle cell disease. She presented to Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington on May 29, 2011, with signs and symptoms consistent with sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis. On the morning of May 31, she was ...

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VSB Diciplinary Action (access required)

On Jan. 6, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bruce P. Ganey of Ashland for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges ...

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Patient underwent amputation after failed knee replacement – $1,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 74-year-old woman with diabetes, previous stroke and cardiac catheterization with stent placement, who underwent a bilateral knee replacement surgery. Her orthopedic surgeon lacerated the popliteal artery on the first knee. Injury was diagnosed in the recovery room, ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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