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Conservative treatment for ruptured appendix led to longer hospital stay – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon first saw plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, on Sept. 14, 2010. Four days earlier, she has presented to a family practitioner and complained of abdominal pain since Sept. 6, which she rated as 8-9 out of 10 ...

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Plaintiff claimed seizure medication led to wife’s fatal skin condition – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 31, 2009, decedent, age 38 and Filipino, suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage at home. She had stopped taking her hypertensive medication because she was breast-feeding at the time. She was airlifted from Reston Hospital to Inova Fairfax, where she ...

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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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Apartment tenant’s guest suffered head injuries in fall from balcony – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an apartment tenant’s invitee, walked through the tenant’s apartment onto the balcony. Plaintiff leaned against the balcony railing, which allegedly collapsed, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. The tenants were essentially judgment-proof, and ...

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