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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Patient claimed lack of monitoring resulted in rape – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed a law­suit against defen­dant mental health hospital seeking over $30 million in dam­ages. She alleged that it had failed to pre­vent her alleged rape by another patient. She sued for violation of the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act, general ...

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Doctors sued for failure to take actions before stroke – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a sub-arachnoid hem­orrhage on March 22, 2009, and was imme­diately transferred to hospital. Upon arriv­al, plaintiff was found to have an extensive F3 SAH and was diagnosed as a Hunt-Hess Grade 3 critically ill patient. After 8 days, ...

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Doctor sued over handling of post-surgery complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant doc­tor performed a ro­botic-assisted ventral hernia repair, without apparent complication. Five days post-op, the patient presented to the emergency depart­ment with complaints of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating. A CT scan showed a small bowel obstruction, with ...

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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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Doctor prevails in retained object case, gets unpaid fees – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a retained object case brought against a gynecolog­ic surgeon. Plaintiff underwent surgery for removal of multi­ple uterine fibroids. Part of the surgical procedure involved insertion of a uterine manipulator, which was comprised of multiple, detachable parts. During that ...

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