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Doctor tied off wrong vein during pancreas operation – Settlement (access required)

The decedent was inci­dentally diagnosed with a suspected cancerous mass in his pancreas in Septem­ber 2012. The cancer was totally confined within the head of the pancreas, without metastases. The decedent submitted to a pancreaticoduodenec­tomy (also known as a Whipple ...

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Family saw daughter trapped in car after double rear-ender on I-77 – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved two collisions, sec­onds apart, caused by two commercial vehicles. Plaintiffs were a family of four (two adults and two teenage children) travelling in their sedan on Interstate 77 in Wythe County when they were struck in the ...

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Hit-and-run victim limited in ability to put facts before jury – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a normal rear-end collision if it wasn’t for the fact that the defendant was in­toxicated and fled the scene. Unfortunately, those latter two facts never were in front of the jury due to the current state of Vir­ginia ...

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Plastic surgeon removes too much tissue in procedures – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

A 57-year-old woman with a history of failed gastric bypass under­went a breast reduc­tion, abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, and liposuction. Over the next six weeks, the surgical wound deterio­rated, developing necro­sis while the defendant plastic surgeon saw the patient, reassured her ...

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Failure to disclose state of woman’s gallbladder resulted in amputations – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 23, 2015 the pa­tient underwent a laparoscop­ic cholecystectomy performed by a general surgeon. After being discharged on Jan. 23, the surgeon did not disclose to the patient, nor to her family, nor did the surgeon note in his ...

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Surgeon removed both of plaintiff’s kidneys by mistake – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

In this case, both of plaintiff’s kid­neys were removed. The patient had a hydronephrotic left kidney secondary to a UPJ obstruction (blockage). He un­derwent a Nuclear Medicine (NM) Scan to estimate the func­tion of each kidney. Due to blockage, the ...

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Driver pursued by police killed man in hit-and-run – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was driving with his wife as the front pas­senger through an intersec­tion on Midlothian Parkway in Chesterfield County when another vehicle, driven by the defendant, entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and struck their vehicle. ...

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Defense: Delay in surgery meant it was unnecessary – $103,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 59, passenger and her husband were on way home from church on a Sun­day afternoon with intentions to run through Target on their way for lunch at Arby’s when they were rear-ended. Defen­dant was driving a large Hummer; plaintiff ...

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