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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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Son faults long-term care facility for mother’s death – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was admitted to Manassas Health & Rehab Center on Oct. 3, 2006. She had undergone surgery to repair a fractured wrist in August 2006, and demonstrated weakness and fatigue during her recovery at home. At the time of ...

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Insurance denied for lawyer, firm facing malpractice judgment (access required)

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A lawyer for a Virginia woman paralyzed during surgery says he is determined to recover compensation from the law firm that fumbled her medical negligence case, even though a judge last week denied insurance coverage for the woman’s legal malpractice ...

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VA Docs Are ‘Independent Contractors’ (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges he suffered permanent nerve damage, pain and scarring on his neck where defendant doctors negligently performed arthroscopic shoulder surgery cannot sue the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act because defendant physician was an independent contractor ...

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Plaintiff’s ureter injury was known risk of surgery, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 80 years old when she presented to defendant on Oct. 19, 2010, with cecal cancer detected on a colonoscopy. During her initial visit, defendant discussed staging and treatment for colon cancer, including the need for laparoscopic resection as ...

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Plaintiff wins record verdict on wrongful conception claim – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

In what is believed to be the largest verdict in U.S. history for a case of this kind, a 40-year-old woman who gave birth to a healthy child after a failed bilateral tubligation was awarded the sued upon amount of ...

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Plaintiff had known allergy to prescribed asthma medicine – $627,868 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 51-year-old woman with asthma and multiple allergies, who presented to the offices of the defendant physician for evaluation of exertional shortness of breath. She provided the defendant with a list of her known drug allergies and recounted ...

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