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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Nerve was damaged during the extraction of woman’s tooth – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a middle-aged woman, suf­fered a serious inferior alveolar nerve in­jury as a result of the extraction of her as­ymptomatic impacted lower wisdom tooth. The nerve injury resulted in severe unrelenting pain. She promptly sought follow-up care, including dental and ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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Patient took his life after alleged wrong prescription – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

The estate of a 33-year-old asserted a claim that Adderall was wrongly prescribed to the deceased while he was a patient at a psychiatric facility, and that outpatient therapy thereafter failed to provide necessary counseling that was required, due to ...

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Patient died due to reversed chemo medication instructions – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Doe, 53, was diagnosed in 2005 with a brain tumor called a glio­blastoma. Via aggressive treat­ment in an NIH clinical trial, he was doing well. In 2015, Doe was transferred back to his treating oncologist, Dr. Roe. Roe prescribed two ...

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Death case against rehab center settled, claim continues – $500,000 Partial Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 58-year-old man, was found lying in a median of a four-lane highway next to his mo­tor scooter late at night. Rescue squad delivered him to a hospital emergency department, he was examined by emergency depart­ment physician, found ...

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Woman left paraplegic after spinal cord therapy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff elected to undergo spinal cord stimulation, a two-phase neuromodula­tion therapy (“SCS therapy”) for pain that uses mild elec­tric current to block pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. Before SCS therapy is recommended, the patient must ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. ...

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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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