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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Claim settled for $1.95M – $1,950,000 Settlement (access required)

[16-T-170] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Name of mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: April 2017 Special damages: Confidential Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,950,000 Attorneys for plaintiff: Chris Anderson and Thomas Johnson, Richmond

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Woman’s colon was perforated during colonoscopy – $1,057,500 Verdict (access required)

Ava Blackburn was 64-years-old when she was referred to Dr. Timothy Klepper for a colonoscopy after one episode of unexplained bleeding. Blackburn walked five miles a day and gardened at the time of the procedure. Klepper is a general surgeon ...

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Man sued dentist over teeth removal, unworkable dentures – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2011, plaintiff presented to the defendant general dentist complaining of loose teeth. The defendant diagnosed plaintiff with Stage IV periodontitis, recommended extraction of all but six teeth and dentures as a prosthetic. Plaintiff decided to move forward ...

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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Bowel perforation may have exacerbated existing problems – $1.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During the laparoscopy, defendant surgeon noted that a trocar may have perforated the small bowel. He looked for a perforation but did not find one. Defendant surgeon was concerned enough that he told his associates, ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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OB-GYN did not provide help for woman with miscarriage history – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, pre­sented to her OB-GYN and reported a history of an incompetent cervix with a second trimester loss. Plaintiff became pregnant again and alleged that defendants were negligent for failing to place a prophylactic cerclage during ...

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