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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Two docs blame each other, jury awards $7M (access required)

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After hearing two doctors blame each other for a patient’s death, a Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family July 19. The jury tacked on interest from the 2013 date of surgery, making the verdict ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Plaintiff claimed delay in surgery exacerbated injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiag­nosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture. After an injury at work, the patient was seen in de­fendant’s urgent care clinic. A physician as­sistant diagnosed a forearm and arm strain and ...

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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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Doctor proceeded with elbow surgery without consulting nerve specialist – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the 46-year-old plaintiff had experienced recurring right elbow pain and both posterior and lateral joint line pain that had not responded to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs or injections. Plaintiff, who is right-hand domi­nant, also reported ...

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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

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Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting ...

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