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Colon surgery error went undiscovered for a week – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was diagnosed with anal cancer. To provide bowel rest in advance of surgery to remove the tumor, a physician employed by the defendant performed a diverting colostomy. The colostomy could not be fashioned from the descending colon due to ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest after transfer to rehab facility – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2009, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with a bleeding gastric ulcer. The defendant was her cardiologist and primary care physician. Decedent had a number of co-morbidities on admission, principally deforming rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, ...

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Gynecologist undertook fistula repair without assistance – $387,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy. During the surgery, the gynecologist improperly utilized blunt dissection as opposed to sharp dissection to isolate the bladder. Sharp dissection was required because of the plaintiff’s history of C-section and endometriosis, as well ...

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Decedent continued to hemorrhage after C-section delivery – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A 19-year-old pregnant woman presented at full term to a community hospital. After several hours of labor and an arrested descent, she was taken shortly after midnight to the operating room for a caesarean section. Approximately 15 minutes following the ...

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Discovery Ordered for Hospital Risk Manager Notes (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Newport News Circuit Court orders pre-service disclosure of medical charts and notes of the hospital’s risk manager regarding the patient and doctor in the case, including party witness statements and the risk manager’s handwritten ...

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Claims After Nonsuit Are Barred as ‘New’ (access required)

Claims added to a med-mal plaintiff’s recommenced action after nonsuit, alleging defendant physician failed to assess her fetus’s viability, terminated her pregnancy and left her infertile without advising her of other options, are new claims under the “same evidence” test, ...

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Plaintiff claims excessive steroids led to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Defense Verdict (access required)

In April 2009, plaintiff, a female in her 40s, sought treatment for neuroma pain in her right foot by the defendant podiatrist. Over the next 14 months, plaintiff underwent 19 separate corticosteroid injections and surgery to treat multiple neuromas in ...

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Jury: FAA doctor not liable for failure to diagnose prostate cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice case involved allegations of delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer. The plaintiff is a successful real estate developer and former state government official. He alleged that the defendant practice group’s physician was negligent in failing to diagnose his ...

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