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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Woman suffered perforation in colon during hysterectomy – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 59, un­derwent laparoscopic total hysterectomy and salpingectomy, which involves the removal of the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. Plain­tiff had a known histo­ry of umbilical hernia repair. For initial access to the abdomen, de­fendant gynecological surgeon inserted a ...

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Testing for rare genetic mutation not standard of care – Defense Verdict (access required)

Patient died fol­lowing one cycle of FOLFOX che­motherapy after a diagnosis of Stage IIIB colon cancer. It was later deter­mined that patient had a rare genetic mutation that af­fected his ability to metabolize 5-FU, the active agent in FOLFOX. Adminis­trator ...

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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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