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ER patient did not reveal combination of drugs that led to overdose – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged that their son, who presented to the emergency department after taking an overdose of Dextromethorphan, received improper treatment. The defendants argued that the son deliberately, with the intent to commit suicide, withheld from providers in the ED ...

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Mother and daughter hurt in low-speed collision recoup ER bills – $2,500 Verdict; $2,500 Verdict (access required)

Defendant was stopped behind the plaintiff’s car at a red light on Newtown Road in Norfolk. When the light turned green, defendant released the brake of his 2007 Saturn and rolled forward, hitting the rear bumper of the plaintiff’s 2007 ...

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Man suffered permanent back pain after rear-ender with tractor-trailer – $350,000 Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 12, 2012, the 37-year-old plaintiff was driving his 2009 Ford Taurus north on 1-81 in Botetourt County when he was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer driven an employee of Navajo Express. The defendants admitted that they ...

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Plaintiffs: Teen developed spinal epidural hematoma after surgery – $1,040,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to timely diagnose a blood clot spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) that formed in the lower spine of their 14-year-old daughter following scoliosis surgery on Aug. 19, 2011. They further alleged that they were never informed ...

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Plaintiff: Conservative Coumadin dosage led to stroke, death – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, who suffered from atrial fibrillation was on Coumadin as a result, was admitted to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Fairfax following a hospitalization. Upon her arrival, the defendant physician performed an admitting evaluation on her, during ...

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100-year-old passenger killed as result of driver’s error – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a passenger in a vehicle driven by the defendant, a family member. Defendant drove into the path of another automobile, causing a significant collision and decedent’s injuries. Decedent had celebrated his 100th birthday the month before the ...

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Prostate cancer patient died due to pulmonary emboli – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent an open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Although pre-operative imaging indicated no extra-prostatic extension of the cancer, the defendant conducted an extensive 30-lymph node dissection with an estimated blood loss of ...

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Three-car parking lot crash caused mild traumatic brain injury – $210,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 6, 2013, the defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in a Henrico County parking lot. The impact caused the plaintiff’s vehicle to strike another vehicle. The plaintiff was not transported by an ambulance, but ...

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Plaintiff said foot surgery was unnecessary, led to complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Defendant diagnosed plaintiff with metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of her foot. Defendant eventually determined that this excessive pain and pressure on the ball of the plaintiff’s left foot was caused by both positional and structural deformities. The positional ...

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