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Delayed diagnosis of vascular disease led to leg amputation – $1,125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old female, was referred to a family practice physician with a subspecialty in primary care sports medicine by her primary care physician for complaints of left leg pain.  Upon presentation to the sports medicine physician, the patient reported ...

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Patient coded multiple times during placement of catheter – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, age 60, was admitted to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital on June 20, 2012, with an infected hemodialysis catheter. Her medical history was significant for two failed kidney transplants, longstanding dialysis use (15 years), coronary artery disease and hypertension. Because ...

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Patient fainted and struck his head after getting an X-ray – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013, the plaintiff, an active 52-year-old and a high-earning tax attorney with the IRS, fell off his bicycle as he rode home from work, striking his left shoulder. He walked his bike home, showered ...

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Doctor completely transected ureter during hysterectomy – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 14, 2013, the defendant performed a total vaginal hysterectomy on the plaintiff. During the procedure, the plaintiff suffered an iatrogenic injury to her left ureter, whereby the ureter was transected and/or fused shut, preventing the flow of urine ...

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Unnecessary surgery led to vision impairment, job loss – $1,600,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff suffered permanent central vision loss in her right eye following a vitrectomy performed by Dr. Randall Wong at Capital Eye Consultants. Dr. Wong performed the surgery to repair an epiretinal membrane. The plaintiff alleged that the surgery was ...

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Infant had no long-term deficits from placental disruption – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 38, underwent an elective Caesarean section on Nov. 13, 2009. Her prenatal course had been complicated by gestational diabetes and concern regarding placental location. The defendant OB/GYN practice and an OB/GYN from the practice (not a defendant to ...

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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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Infant was delivered stillborn after unsuccessful VBAC attempt – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was admitted to Chesapeake General Hospital on July 12, 2009, at approximately 6:35 a.m. for labor and delivery at the 38th week of her pregnancy. Plaintiff and her unborn baby were under the defendant’s obstetrical care, as he was ...

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