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Patient with history of gastric reflux died after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 47 years old when he was admitted to Danville Regional Medical Center on April 15, 2008, for a split thickness skin graft to his right forefoot. He never had been under general anesthesia. During his pre-operative assessment, the ...

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Toddler died due to complications of anesthesia – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 21 months, died following the administration of anesthesia for an elective surgery. The child was born prematurely at a gestational age of 28 weeks, with a birth weight of 1.4 pounds. He was born with ambiguous genitalia ...

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Shareholders settle class action against Star Scientific – $5,900,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a securities class action on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Star Scientific Inc. between Oct. 31, 2011, and March 18, 2013, against Star Scientific and certain of its officers ...

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Diabetic lost full use of hand after mole removal surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was referred to the defendant for diagnosis and treatment of a bleeding mole on her right index finger. Defendant diagnosed the mole as a pyogenic granuloma and excised it on June 17, 2011. Defendant did not prescribe ...

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Unnecessary abdominal surgery led to additional corrective surgeries – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 20, had abdominal complaints over the course of five months, which included diffuse pain that improved with eating, black stools, diarrhea and nausea. Plaintiff’s gastrointestinal work-up resulted in negative findings and included an abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy and stool ...

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Car buyer: dealership didn’t disclose prior accident damage – $125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff purchased a vehicle from the defendant dealership. The plaintiff alleged that during the negotiations for the vehicle, she explained her need for reliable and safe transportation for her family. She asked the salesman why the vehicle was being sold ...

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Plaintiff claims timelier procedure would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 39-year-old married police officer with two young sons. For a few weeks, the decedent had been struggling with headaches that had caused him to come home from work early on several occasions. The headaches were accompanied ...

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T-bone accident left plaintiff with 17 percent leg impairment – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant ran a red light at the intersection of Massaponax Church Road and Mills Drive in Spotsylvania County, t-boning the plaintiff’s vehicle. Suit was filed in Prince William County where the named individual defendant lived and the corporate defendant had ...

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Man suffered broken hip in head-on collision – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle collision in Fairfax County. The collision occurred when the defendant driver crossed the double yellow line and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. The plaintiff suffered a dislocated right hip with a comminuted ...

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Claim: brake lights not working, identity of driver an issue – Defense Verdict (access required)

This rear-end collision occurred at nighttime on Midlothian Turnpike. The defendant was driving a pick-up truck and had been traveling behind the plaintiff’s black sedan for 10 minutes prior to the crash. The defendant testified that he was unfamiliar with ...

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