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Tag Archives: Fredericksburg Circuit Court

Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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Nerve damage from motorcycle wreck caused chronic nausea – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

During the summer of 2013, the plaintiff, a retired registered nurse, was the passenger on the back of her friend’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They were taking a short ride in the Fredericksburg area on a 55 mph highway on a sunny ...

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Small intestine perforated during gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

In August 2010, plaintiff, a 47-year-old financial analyst with the Department of Defense, saw the defendant gynecologist for longstanding pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids. A laparoscopic hysterectomy was planned. On Nov. 3, 2010, the defendant started the laparoscopic procedure ...

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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord ...

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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Infant suffers brain injury from mother’s slip & fall – $3,250,000 Settlement (access required)

An infant suffered a traumatic brain injury after his mother slipped and fell on the defendant’s property. As a result of the mild to moderate TBI, the child suffers from seizures, mild hemiparesis, one side visual neglect and social developmental ...

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Lawyer served wrong defendant three days before service date – $190,886 Verdict (access required)

This legal malpractice action arose out of an underlying personal injury action wherein the minor plaintiff (at the time of the motor vehicle collision) suffered facial lacerations and other injuries in a head-on motor vehicle collision. Defendant in the legal ...

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