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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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Woman tripped and fell at entrance of mobile restroom trailer – $180,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a trip and fall that occurred at Sam’s Club. On June 2, 2012, the 59-year-old plaintiff was shopping at Sam’s Club as the store underwent construction. While on the premises, the plaintiff had to use the ...

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Plaintiff suffered complications after gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 39-year-old plaintiff sought treatment from the defendant gynecologist on May 18, 2004, for complaints of pelvic pain, dyspareunia and urinary frequency. Plaintiff had a previous history of hysterectomy, pelvic adhesions, lysis of pelvic adhesions, childhood sexual abuse and a ...

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Tourniquet remained on patient’s leg throughout surgery – $270,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 20-year-old university student, was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in a right humeral fracture and brachial artery injury resulting in a pulseless arm. He was admitted to the hospital for trauma surgery in May 2012, ...

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Nurse injured in auto accident unable to return to job – $3,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old woman traveling to her home in Isle of Wight in August 2011.  As she approached an intersection with a green light, the defendant was traveling in the opposite direction in the southbound lane in a ...

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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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