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Knee treatment was not negligent – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2011, defendant orthope­dist performed total knee repair on plain­tiff, a 71-year-old fe­male, who had been wheelchair-bound from 2008 following a fall and ankle frac­ture. She had a histo­ry of lumbar stenosis, back pain, left leg giving way, ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. ...

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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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Plaintiff suffered continued numbness in leg after surgery – $150,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to a neurosurgeon for a consultation regarding protracted lower left extremity pain. An MRI was ordered. The neurosurgeon recommended a decom­pression laminectomy, bilateral facetecto­mies and discectomy on both sides. Surgery was performed without ade­quate imaging to verify placement ...

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Woman stopped treatment for blood disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, suffered from amyloidosis with renal involvement, a rare blood dis­ease for which no cure exists. She under­went chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant in April 2012. On June 17, 2012, the patient was re-admitted with fe­ver of ...

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Couple injured when car turned in front of them – $445,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs are hus­band and wife who were involved in a high-impact colli­sion when the defen­dant, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiffs’ vehi­cle on two-lane Old Gordonsville Road in Orange County, made a left turn in front of them, striking their ...

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Worker awarded comp after falling off roof – $1.4 million award (access required)

The claimant was working in Harrison­burg at a construction site where a barn was being built. Claimant was working for a small construction company, Escobar Roofing Company, and it was his under­standing that he and two other individ­uals would travel ...

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Surviving passenger of auto accident settles with driver – $830,000 Settlement (access required)

The crash occurred late on Christmas Eve, 2012, on Route 716 in Halifax Coun­ty. Plaintiff and one other person were riding as passengers in the defendant’s truck. All three were best friends. Plain­tiff claimed that the defendant lost control of ...

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