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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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Plaintiff’s Experts Allowed on Spinal Fracture (access required)

A woman injured in a car accident who is suing defendants for medical malpractice in failing to immobilize her unstable spinal fracture and ordering physical therapy without performing CT scans or film studies, may use expert testimony from a board-certified ...

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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord ...

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Woman died after complications from outpatient procedure – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 42-year-old mother of three boys and the wife of a recently retired Marine drill sergeant. She went to Henrico Doctors Hospital on July 10, 2009, for a tubal ligation. It was to be an outpatient procedure, ...

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Patient received double recommended dose of medication – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The patient was a 50-year-old nursing assistant who was taking anticoagulation medication (warfarin) because of a blood clot years prior. On the date in question, she was admitted to the hospital with a pelvic abscess to be drained by an ...

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