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Failure to monitor Coumadin therapy contributed to patient’s death – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 72-year-old man, was hospitalized in December 2011 and evaluated and treated by defendant cardiologist for atrial fibrillation. Decedent was discharged on 5 mg of Coumadin (anti-coagulation therapy) and advised to follow up with defendant cardiologist for monitoring ...

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Complications arose after pituitary dysfunction went undiagnosed – $310,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2002, the plaintiff presented with a lump in his left chest that was diagnosed by the defendant, his primary care physician, as gynecomastia. At the time of diagnosis in 2002, the defendant did not perform any testing for pituitary ...

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Plaintiff: Earlier diagnosis would’ve prevented hospitalization – Confidential Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 64, presented to the emergency department with complaints of back pain that had been present for the preceding week. He was evaluated and diagnosed (not by the defendant) with an acute muscular lumbar strain. He was discharged, ...

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Uterine and bowel perforations went unrecognized for two days – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 31, 2008, defendant physician performed on the plaintiff a D & C and hysteroscopy. Visualization of the interior of the uterus revealed a uterine fundal polyp that the defendant removed blindly in fragments. During the removal process, defendant ...

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Plaintiff sustained nerve injury from elective cosmetic procedure – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence, battery and failure to obtain informed consent regarding elective cosmetic surgery procedures. At trial, plaintiff focused mostly on an ulnar nerve injury that she sustained from a forearm/elbow lift, alleging that it was a much more dangerous ...

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Metastatic cancer originally diaganosed as non-invasive – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2009, the plaintiff noticed a lump in her right breast. She quickly presented to her gynecologist, who referred her to a surgeon for evaluation. Because of a suspicious finding in her biopsy, she then underwent a lumpectomy and ...

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Woman died from heart disease six days after hospitalization – Motion to Strike Granted (access required)

The decedent was a 28-year-old female who presented to the emergency department of Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Feb. 1, 2011, shortly after midnight. She complained of having developed episodes of sharp subscapular chest pain (lasting about five minutes) earlier that ...

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Eleven-year-old sues doctors for her birth injury – $925,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an 11-year-old girl, suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury during her birth that left her with a severe permanent disability. In 2003, plaintiff’s mother received prenatal care from defendants. Prior to labor, plaintiff’s mother had gained an excessive amount ...

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