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Bacterial infection worsened after discharge from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon operated on plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff presented with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. He underwent an urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy that was converted to an open procedure after his gallbladder ruptured, spilling a ...

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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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Laparoscopic prostatectomy was complicated by bowel injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 59-year-old local minister. After a rise in his PSA and follow-up biopsies, he was diagnosed with Gleason 7 (4+3) Stage T1c prostate cancer in December 2012.  Plaintiff’s medical history was complex and included diabetes, hypertension, sarcoidosis treated ...

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Plaintiff’s pre-existing medical conditions worsened after accident – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 22, 2013, the plaintiff was operating his 2004 pick-up truck home from a meeting in Surry County. As he was driving westbound on James River Drive, a 2012 Ford traveling eastbound on James River Drive suddenly came across ...

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Worker, rendered paraplegic after crush accident, settles comp claim – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was injured on Sept. 12, 2014, while working for PCA Inc. He suffered a crush injury resulting in fractured ribs, a burst fracture at T12/L1, right fracture at T11, fracture at L4, fracture to the coccygeal fragment and ...

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Payment received 4 months victim’s family settled with state – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 71-year-old African American man, was a patient at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville in the fall of 2012, where he was being treated for symptoms following a stroke that had occurred in the summer of ...

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Plaintiff: Aneurysm should have prompted immediate surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old male, presented to the emergency department on Sept. 11, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m. with a chief complaint of chest pain. He reported sudden onset the day before after wrestling with friends and then attempting to ...

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Defendant’s failure to yield caused plaintiff to run off road – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant driver failed to yield and made a left turn into the plaintiff’s lane of travel, which caused plaintiff to run off the road and hit a tree. Plaintiff suffered a fractured wrist and the aggravation of a prior tendon ...

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