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Doctor sued for not doing surgery herself, calling for specialist – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community hospital. She received three pages from an emergency medicine physician about a patient in the Emergency Department. During their first telephone call, the ...

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ER providers failed to recognize lower leg bleed – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 36-year-old African-American male, presented to the emergency department with excruciating 10 out of 10 left calf pain not attributable to any specific injury. By way of history, plaintiff reported an embolic stroke occurring several ...

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Patient claimed weakness after back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 19, 2010, plaintiff underwent revision of a spinal cord stimulator module to ad-dress chronic lower back and lower extremity pain. Plain-tiff’s surgical course was unremarkable, and the surgery was successful in replacing the stimulator. But upon emergence from ...

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Estate sued radiologists for missing occluded artery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 p.m., Paulette Eversole, 43, presented to the Winchester Medical Center emergency department complaining of 10/10 abdominal pain and vomiting since earlier that evening. She reported to the ER physician that the abdominal pain had ...

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