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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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Med-mal plaintiff prevails in second jury trial – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was a re-trial from a jury that hung 5-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Plaintiff was a single mother and teacher who had a double mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. She subsequently underwent breast reconstruction, which required multiple surgeries. ...

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N.Y. woman struck by tractor-trailer on I-95 in Stafford County – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

In the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2012, the plaintiff, a New York resident, was driving her husband and two young daughters to Florida to visit her parents. As she was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in Stafford County, ...

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Plaintiff: Conservative Coumadin dosage led to stroke, death – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, who suffered from atrial fibrillation was on Coumadin as a result, was admitted to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Fairfax following a hospitalization. Upon her arrival, the defendant physician performed an admitting evaluation on her, during ...

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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Driver with past murder conviction attacks fellow trucker – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant truck driver was released from prison in 2007, after serving time for a murder he committed as a teenager. He tried to find employment but was rejected by 20 to 30 employers. Trucker’s father, who also had been in ...

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