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Plaintiff claims surgeon used outdated procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 71-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparascopic cholecystectomy on May 21, 2008, for acute and chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) and gall stones (cholelithiasis). Intra-operatively, the defendant surgeon found a severely taut and inflamed gall bladder. Otherwise, the surgery ...

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Inadequate oxygenation led to permanent brain injury – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an independent and healthy 27-year-old who was injured in a car accident in December 2011, and underwent surgery for multiple orthopedic injuries. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well. At the close of the surgery, plaintiff exhibited airway difficulties following ...

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Tractor-trailer struck vehicle stopped on bridge during snowstorm – $720,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling on I-64 eastbound near the Queens Creek Bridge during a heavy snowstorm. There was an accident on the bridge in front of the plaintiff. The plaintiff was able to bring his vehicle to a stop. The ...

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Plaintiff’s ureteral injury was a known risk of hysterectomy, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old woman, underwent a hysterectomy on Nov. 30, 2009, for complaints of long-standing severe pain and dysfunctional bleeding with her menstrual cycle. The surgery was performed by two experienced surgeons employed by the defendant, an obstetrical/ gynecological practice. ...

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Nursing facility failed to monitor patient’s Coumadin therapy – $290,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 73-year-old woman, fell at home, breaking her leg and ankle. The injuries required hospitalization and surgical repair. Her orthopedic surgeon ordered anti-coagulation therapy/Coumadin (5mg/day) to start on post-op day number three, which was the day she was ...

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Plaintiff claimed loss of vision after LASIK procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 42-year-old woman, underwent LASIK to correct her nearsightedness. The surgery was performed by the defendant, an ophthalmologist. During the procedure, the corneal flap created in each eye was slightly decentered, but the defendant determined there was sufficient ...

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Plaintiff claimed surgeon removed excessive amount of clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had received disabling injuries, including an injury to his right shoulder, due to a logging accident many years prior to the surgery in question. The defendant orthopedic surgeon recommended and performed surgery to improve the function of the ...

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Man died after pulmonary embolism went undiagnosed – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 4, 2013, decedent presented to his primary care physician with cold symptoms and complaints of shortness of breath, dizziness and left calf pain. He was treated for respiratory infection. Decedent returned three days later with continuing complaints of ...

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Altercation with security guard sends resident to jail – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Lamont Pompey alleged that on June 29, 2012, while grilling food following a power outage in the Lincoln Mews Townhomes, he was approached by Sean Palla, who told him to stop grilling and to go inside of his townhome. ...

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Mother, daughter passengers injured in green light crash – $175,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs, a mother and daughter, were being driven to the mother’s janitorial job at the Virginia Beach Convention Center around 5:00 a.m. when the defendant allegedly ran a green light as plaintiffs’ host driver had the green arrow. The case ...

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