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Decedent lost oxygen during orthopedic surgery – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 58-year-old man who suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After going to the emergency room of a hospital located in the mid-Atlantic region, he was evaluated prior to the necessary orthopedic surgery ...

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Jury considers whether death was related to fall – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the decedent, an 87-year-old female, was dropped from an Invacare Hoyer lift on Aug. 21, 2010. The fall resulted in multiple rib fractures, splenic laceration and ultimately pneumonia that led in continuous sequence until the decedent died ...

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Surgeon cut common bile duct instead of cystic duct – $750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was admitted to Winchester Medical Center on Aug. 13, 2010, for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The defendant identified the gallbladder and grasped it by its fundus. The gallbladder was retracted in a cephalad direction and a second grasper was then ...

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Operation on wrong spinal level led to numerous surgeries – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 39-year-old laborer and father of five children who was scheduled for outpatient hemilaminectomy and microdisctomy at L5-S1. Although the defendant neurosurgeon apparently used intraoperative fluoroscopy to mark the intended surgical level, he mistakenly performed the surgery ...

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Nursing home lessor recovers damages for defendant’s breach – $2,742,029 Verdict (access required)

Litigation was initiated in federal court in Atlanta by Mariner, a Georgia-based guarantor of a lease of a nursing home facility in Scott County, Va. Guarantor Mariner sued landlord Elderberry, a Lynchburg LLC, seeking declaratory judgment that a written lease ...

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Undiagnosed brain tumor caused vision and neurological issues – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

As of 2009, the plaintiff, a 51-year-old insurance specialist, was suffering from an undiagnosed trigeminal schwannoma (a non-cancerous brain tumor). In April 2009, she started to complain of blurred and double vision (diplopia), pressure behind the eyes and headaches. Based ...

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Sailor suffers organ injury and fractures in tractor-trailer accident – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 17, 2012, a 20-year-old sailor was driving his Chevrolet Cobalt eastbound on Interstate 64 in Newport News, about a mile east of Route 105. A tractor-trailer was driving in the same direction. The tractor-trailer driver lost control of ...

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Biopsy tissue mix-up led to unnecessary mastectomy – $1,780,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 53-year-old woman, began experiencing pain and tenderness in her right breast in November 2011. A mammogram revealed scattered fibroglandular elements within the breast parenchyma. A targeted ultrasound revealed a solid nodule that could “represent either an intramammary ...

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Man struck by vehicle asked for $500K policy-limit settlement – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff and five other individuals were walking across Virginia Avenue in Henry County when the defendant struck two individuals, including the plaintiff. The road consisted of five lanes with the center lane being a turn-only lane to be used by ...

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