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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Suit claimed suture device broke during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This hybrid medi­cal malpractice/prod­ucts liability case was filed against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Ethicon) and several of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Plaintiff had a pre-operative EKG prior to an elec­tive laparoscopic Nis­sen fundoplication hia­tal hernia surgery. The EKG was returned substantially abnor­mal ...

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Woman developed scars after vein treatment – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old female, developed multiple scars on both lower extremities following sclerotherapy (spider vein treatment) performed by a local podiatrist. Plaintiff underwent multiple scar revision procedures which improved the appearance of the scars. The defense admitted liability several weeks ...

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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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