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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Conservative treatment for ruptured appendix led to longer hospital stay – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon first saw plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, on Sept. 14, 2010. Four days earlier, she has presented to a family practitioner and complained of abdominal pain since Sept. 6, which she rated as 8-9 out of 10 ...

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Plaintiff claimed seizure medication led to wife’s fatal skin condition – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 31, 2009, decedent, age 38 and Filipino, suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage at home. She had stopped taking her hypertensive medication because she was breast-feeding at the time. She was airlifted from Reston Hospital to Inova Fairfax, where she ...

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Court blocks use of consent at dental malpractice trial (access required)

Despite urging from defense attorneys, the Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to make a new exception in its rule against using “risk-of-surgery” discussions in medical malpractice cases. Doctors commonly talk with their patients about the risks of a procedure ...

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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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Plaintiff suffered complications after gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 39-year-old plaintiff sought treatment from the defendant gynecologist on May 18, 2004, for complaints of pelvic pain, dyspareunia and urinary frequency. Plaintiff had a previous history of hysterectomy, pelvic adhesions, lysis of pelvic adhesions, childhood sexual abuse and a ...

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Misdiagnosis Alleged, Not ‘Informed Consent’ (access required)

In a dental patient’s malpractice suit against an oral surgeon who allegedly misdiagnosed the condition of plaintiff’s wisdom teeth and attempted extractions that led to bone perforation, a large sinus opening, bleeding from the nose and permanent jaw numbness, the ...

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Slide Review Established Doctor-Patient Tie (access required)

A physician who reviewed plaintiff’s pathology slides and rendered a diagnostic opinion to plaintiff’s treating physician undertook to provide health care to plaintiff and reasonably could be found to have created a doctor-patient relationship which gives rise to a duty ...

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Tourniquet remained on patient’s leg throughout surgery – $270,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 20-year-old university student, was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in a right humeral fracture and brachial artery injury resulting in a pulseless arm. He was admitted to the hospital for trauma surgery in May 2012, ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon used outdated procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 71-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparascopic cholecystectomy on May 21, 2008, for acute and chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) and gall stones (cholelithiasis). Intra-operatively, the defendant surgeon found a severely taut and inflamed gall bladder. Otherwise, the surgery ...

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