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Undiagnosed mass caused sudden death of 1-year-old – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was born on May 11, 2011. The defendant pediatricians treated her from her first day of life and saw her regularly in the office over the next 12 months for routine wellness checks and sick visits. At three months ...

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Court Orders Discovery of Risk Management Reports (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court orders defendant hospital to produce to a patient certain risk management records and audit trail records, and also orders the patient not to disseminate her own medical records outside of the litigation. The court denies ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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Patient’s health declined within first week of facility stay – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 76-year-old woman, was admitted to a skilled and long-term care facility where she was to undergo physical therapy following hospitalization for aggravation of a pre-existing compression fracture in her spine. Upon admission, she was noted to be alert ...

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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff became legally blind following heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...

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Doctor perforated intestine during surgery to repair earlier perforation – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to hospital 15 months after gastric bypass surgery with presumed intestinal obstruction. Radiology confirmed there was no perforation. The on-all surgeon waited 48 hours to operate. During that time, plaintiff’s white blood cell count spiked and she had ...

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