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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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Patient suffered cardiac arrest during bypass surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 54-year-old female patient presented to defendant vascular surgeon in February 2010 with a history of peripheral arterial disease and related claudication, as well as a history of hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes, smoking and alcohol abuse, among other conditions. She had ...

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Docs used proper IV safeguards on diabetic patient, jury finds – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the administration of IV contrast material in the performance of an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) procedure deviated from the standard of care, as plaintiff was a long-standing brittle diabetic with declining kidney function. Plaintiff alleged that prior to ...

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Virginia Right to Farm Act protects orchard hedgerow – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs live in close proximity to land owned by the defendants, which has operated for many years as a pear farm known as Virginia Gold Orchard. Defendants constructed a hedgerow (plaintiffs referred to it as a “debris pile”) around their ...

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Six-week-old infant died after sepsis went undiagnosed – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

A six-week-old infant was admitted with a one-week history of projectile vomiting and an ultrasound consistent with the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis most often occurs between two to eight weeks of age; it is a postnatal thickening of ...

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Woman died from severe blood loss after childbirth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old pregnant woman who presented to a hospital on Nov. 4, 2007, at 41 and 6/7 weeks with ruptured membranes and mild contractions. The defendant obstetrician ordered the administration of pitocin to stimulate labor. Later that ...

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Patient had fatal seizure after receiving anesthesia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, a 50-year-old woman, was scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery at an outpatient surgery center. The defendant anesthesiologist planned to provide a regional interscalene block with general anesthesia. He performed the block by administering 40cc of 2 percent mepivacaine (or ...

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