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OB/GYN turns back claim for failure to diagnose cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff had treated with the defendant OB-GYN practice since 1997 for regular annual exams and Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. In September 1999 she had an abnormal Pap smear result, following which the defendant OB-GYN monitored her more ...

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Case involving above-knee amputation settled – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 62-year-old woman who sustained a right tibial plateau fracture in a fall. She was admitted to the defendant hospital where she underwent a fracture repair by the defendant surgeon. Overnight, on post-operative day two, the patient ...

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Suit claiming surgery too soon after medication fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was scheduled to undergo percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) by the defendant, an interventional radiologist. The purpose of the PCN was to provide plaintiff’s urologist access to the left kidney for calculus removal. Plaintiff had a significant past medical history, including ...

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Plaintiff sought $25K for rearender, gets $65K – $65,000 Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on March 24, 2009, at 12:35 p.m., at the intersection of Wagner Road and Medical Park Boulevard in Petersburg. It was a rear-end accident and the defendant admitted liability. The plaintiff was transported by ambulance to Southside ...

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Clot kills woman, claim brought over failure to administer drugs – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent, a 64-year-old female, presented to the emergency department of Hampton Sentara Careplex with a three-day history of chest and back pain and shortness of breath. She also had complaints of abdominal ...

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Attorney is tagged for malpractice, fraud – $524,975 Verdict (access required)

Defendant represented plaintiff Whyard in her divorce. He never pursued pendente lite spousal support, failed to designate any experts, was deficient in his discovery efforts and took no depositions. He convinced Whyard to accept a settlement one business day before ...

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Suit for breach of privacy fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued defendant substance abuse treatment facility in a medical malpractice action for the alleged negligent and unauthorized disclosure of plaintiff’s medical records. As a part of plaintiff’s alleged breach of privacy, plaintiff contended that defendant breached certain federal laws ...

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Case over failure to diagnose prostate cancer settles – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

Due to a rise in patient’s PSA (prostate specific antigen—a marker for potential prostate cancer), patient’s primary physician referred him to a urologist who recommended a prostate biopsy to determine if the cause of the rise in PSA was due ...

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Plaintiff hurt in rearender, gets more than 10 times defense offer – $261,760 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended at a stop light. The accident occurred on Route 29 South near Lynchburg on Aug. 31, 2007. The defendant did not admit liability. At the conclusion of evidence, a motion ...

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Jury needed only 20 minutes to find for doc in med-mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s wife underwent surgery to remedy blocked fallopian tubes and remove abdominal adhesions. Defendant physician recommended the surgery to improve the wife’s chances of success with IVF therapy. Another physician, who was not a party to the case, performed the ...

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