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Patient suffered cardiac arrest after transfer to rehab facility – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2009, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with a bleeding gastric ulcer. The defendant was her cardiologist and primary care physician. Decedent had a number of co-morbidities on admission, principally deforming rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, ...

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Gynecologist undertook fistula repair without assistance – $387,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy. During the surgery, the gynecologist improperly utilized blunt dissection as opposed to sharp dissection to isolate the bladder. Sharp dissection was required because of the plaintiff’s history of C-section and endometriosis, as well ...

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Decedent continued to hemorrhage after C-section delivery – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A 19-year-old pregnant woman presented at full term to a community hospital. After several hours of labor and an arrested descent, she was taken shortly after midnight to the operating room for a caesarean section. Approximately 15 minutes following the ...

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Plaintiff’s Jeep caught fire after low-impact accident – $1,400,000+ Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was operating her 2005 Jeep Liberty in rush hour traffic on Route 7 at the Fairfax/Loudoun County line. Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a Ford Expedition whose driver was checking his email. The collision occurred in ...

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Teen injured in auto accident had previously fractured skull – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a high school student who was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle driven by another high school student. The driver, who was speeding, lost control and crashed into a tree. Plaintiff had a previous occipital skull fracture two ...

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Truck wheel explosion left plaintiff with 36 percent impairment – $1,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when a large truck wheel exploded after it had been recently serviced by the defendant tire service station.  In May 2011, plaintiff and his father brought their 1964 Ford 650 dump truck to defendant Ray Carr ...

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Man struck in eye by retractable dog leash suffered loss of vision – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was given a retractable dog leash by his neighbor, who was a retiring sales representative in the process of moving out of state. The sales rep had been given this leash as a sales sample by an unknown distributor ...

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