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Doctor sued over handling of post-surgery complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant doc­tor performed a ro­botic-assisted ventral hernia repair, without apparent complication. Five days post-op, the patient presented to the emergency depart­ment with complaints of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating. A CT scan showed a small bowel obstruction, with ...

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Plaintiff sued over gangrene following leg amputation – Defense Verdict (access required)

Suffering from severe and longstand­ing peripheral vascular disease, Mar­tha Aughavin, an active 87-year-old who worked until she was 85, underwent a right below-the-knee amputation with vas­cular surgeon, Stanley Crossland, MD, on March 27, 2011, at Reston Hospital. Cross­land had performed ...

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Patient developed pressure wound during hospital stay – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

The 55-year-old male patient present­ed to a local teaching hospital with altered mental status, gener­alized weakness and shortness of breath. His health history in­cluded end stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, and hypertension, all of which are ...

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Plaintiff had bile duct injured during operation, suffered permanent scarring – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 50 and disabled, underwent a laparoscopic cholecys­tectomy. During the pro­cedure, the defendant surgeon transected her common bile duct and right common hepatic duct. Plaintiff’s injury was not recognized until 10 days post-op­eratively as she continued to recover in ...

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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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Doctor prevails in retained object case, gets unpaid fees – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a retained object case brought against a gynecolog­ic surgeon. Plaintiff underwent surgery for removal of multi­ple uterine fibroids. Part of the surgical procedure involved insertion of a uterine manipulator, which was comprised of multiple, detachable parts. During that ...

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Mother claimed physician diagnosed, but failed to treat condition, child suffered as result – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was an ob­stetric patient under the care of the defen­dant physician group. On Sept. 28, 2011, at 28 weeks, 2 days gestation, her membranes rup­tured. She was admitted to the hospital for close observation. Her Group B strep status ...

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$2.75M verdict stands despite jury’s media exposure (access required)

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Even though jurors heard about earlier legal problems for a Leb­anon doctor defending a medical malpractice case, the jury’s $2.75 million verdict will be allowed to stand, a federal judge in Abingdon has ruled. The trial against Dr. Dwight L. ...

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