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Plaintiff claimed no warning of medicine’s side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that on Aug. 20, 2008, he was prescribed the drug Trazedone for insomnia and anxiety. He was also prescribed Celexa for depression and given Lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive drug. One of the known potential side effects of Trazedone is ...

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Doc defends failure to diagnose case on causation, but loses – $2,650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant radiologist missed a left breast abnormality on a screening mammogram performed on Sept. 15, 2008. The plaintiff further alleged that the defendant failed to order follow-up imaging studies and/or a referral to a surgeon for ...

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Infection disputed, but case mediated for $295K – $295,000 Settlement (access required)

A 36-year-old school teacher developed acute gastroenteritis following a meal. The alleged infection was disputed. Plaintiff had a history of bulimia and depression. The case was settled at mediation. [11-T-160] Type of action: Personal injury Name of case: Confidential Special ...

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Identical twins were born prematurely and died – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged negligence by defendant radiologist and defendant obstetricians in their failure to diagnose and to treat in a timely fashion the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that the identical twins were experiencing in the womb. As a result, the ...

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Man scores $7M verdict against drunken driver – $7,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2009, a 20-year-old correctional officer was riding his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he was hit by a drunken driver. The wreck occurred on Route 619 near its intersection with Route 606 in Greensville. The defendant was driving ...

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Man died 18 months after anoxic brain injury – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a herniated T-10 disk. A neurosurgeon performed an anterior thoracolumbar fusion surgery to treat the herniated disk several months after the accident. During the procedure, the surgeon damaged the ...

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Med-mal claim brought for complications after surgery – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, 60 years old at the time of the incident, went to the defendant urology clinic to have a prostate biopsy. The biopsy involved taking tissue samples from the prostate and placing the tissue samples into specimen containers that ...

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Offer was upped pre-trial by $300, jury gives woman $53K – $53,000 Verdict (access required)

A 26-year-old former legal secretary and bartender was rear-ended on Sept. 15, 2010. Liability was admitted and there was significant property damage. Plaintiff was transported to the ER at St. Francis Hospital by ambulance. She had two follow-up visits with ...

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