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Hospital Contract Production Ordered (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant Emergency Coverage Corporation to produce to a medical malpractice plaintiff an unredacted copy of its contract with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health Systems for emergency staffing services. The court finds ...

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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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Toddler died due to complications of anesthesia – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 21 months, died following the administration of anesthesia for an elective surgery. The child was born prematurely at a gestational age of 28 weeks, with a birth weight of 1.4 pounds. He was born with ambiguous genitalia ...

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Diabetic lost full use of hand after mole removal surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was referred to the defendant for diagnosis and treatment of a bleeding mole on her right index finger. Defendant diagnosed the mole as a pyogenic granuloma and excised it on June 17, 2011. Defendant did not prescribe ...

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Unnecessary abdominal surgery led to additional corrective surgeries – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 20, had abdominal complaints over the course of five months, which included diffuse pain that improved with eating, black stools, diarrhea and nausea. Plaintiff’s gastrointestinal work-up resulted in negative findings and included an abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy and stool ...

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Plaintiff claims timelier procedure would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 39-year-old married police officer with two young sons. For a few weeks, the decedent had been struggling with headaches that had caused him to come home from work early on several occasions. The headaches were accompanied ...

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