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Hip surgery patient claimed she was not informed of nerve injury risk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old woman, underwent right total hip arthroplasty in 2008 with the defendant orthopedic surgeon and suffered a sciatic nerve injury resulting in foot drop. Prior to the 2008 surgery, the patient had undergone several procedures, including spine surgery ...

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Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose from medical care provided to the plaintiff at INOVA Mt. Vernon Rehabilitation Hospital by defendant doctor from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, 2010. Plaintiff contended that he is now permanently blind because, while under defendant’s care, he ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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