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Doctor perforated intestine during surgery to repair earlier perforation – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to hospital 15 months after gastric bypass surgery with presumed intestinal obstruction. Radiology confirmed there was no perforation. The on-all surgeon waited 48 hours to operate. During that time, plaintiff’s white blood cell count spiked and she had ...

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Teen driver hit plaintiff’s vehicle in Virginia Beach intersection – $290,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving his 2000 Honda Accord on Old Donation Parkway, approaching the intersection of Old Donation Parkway and North Great Neck Road. As plaintiff proceeded through a green light, the defendant made a left turn from Old Donation Parkway ...

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Colon surgery error went undiscovered for a week – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was diagnosed with anal cancer. To provide bowel rest in advance of surgery to remove the tumor, a physician employed by the defendant performed a diverting colostomy. The colostomy could not be fashioned from the descending colon due to ...

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Neighbor frequently set off car alarm in response to barking dogs – Injunction granted (access required)

The plaintiffs, a husband and wife, claimed that the defendant, their neighbor, substantially interfered with their right to the quiet enjoyment and use of their property. Plaintiffs also claimed that the defendant harassed them by, among other things, intentionally setting ...

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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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