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Disk, shoulder injury alleged during gastric bypass surgery – Motion to strike granted (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant bariatric surgeon was negligent during plaintiff’s gastric bypass surgery and caused plaintiff to sustain injuries to her right shoulder. Plaintiff asserted a theory of res ipsa loquitur to support her contentions of medical negligence. She presented ...

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Patient develops infection after removal of wisdom teeth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant oral and maxillofacial surgeon extracted two of the plaintiff’s wisdom teeth. Plaintiff alleged that defendant (i) failed to appropriately prescribe antibiotics both before and after the surgery, (ii) failed to detect the signs of an infection during his ...

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‘Bear hug’ of customer is within scope of employment – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

The sole cause of action was for vicarious liability of Lowe’s for its employee’s negligence in the “friendly bear-hugging” of a repeat customer at Lowe’s. Plaintiff is a 59-year-old Vietnamese contractor who operates his own home-improvement company. At the time ...

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