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Phone captured audio of doctor mocking unconscious patient – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a colonoscopy to evaluate an undiagnosed condition. Because the plaintiff knew that he would be groggy after the colonoscopy and might not remember the doctor’s findings and instructions, he set his iPhone to record the after-procedure conversation in ...

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Plaintiff was not informed of surgeon’s lack of experience – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the defendant’s negligent laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s hiatal hernia and previous Nissen fundoplication. During the procedure, the defendant mistakenly stapled across the gastroesophageal junction dividing the plaintiff’s esophagus from her stomach. The defendant attempted to reattach ...

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Patient with history of gastric reflux died after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 47 years old when he was admitted to Danville Regional Medical Center on April 15, 2008, for a split thickness skin graft to his right forefoot. He never had been under general anesthesia. During his pre-operative assessment, the ...

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