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Claim over complications from cervical surgery fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 66-year-old female patient underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (“ACDF”) surgery. The following afternoon, the patient developed slight one-sided facial and eyelid swelling, and the on-call neurosurgeon was contacted by the nursing staff. The neurosurgeon communicated with the ...

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Appendectomy didn’t remove appendix, caused colon problems – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an intended laparoscopic appendectomy which did not remove his appendix, but instead resulted in the transaction of his sigmoid colon. After two days of drainage to his abdomen through the open sigmoid, plaintiff became quite ill and returned ...

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Woman dies during delivery of child by cesarean section – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, age 34, went to Chesapeake General Hospital on May 22, 2008, for delivery of her third child by cesarean section. The defendant anesthesiologist administered epidural anesthesia for regional pain control. Within minutes, the patient became agitated, complained of ...

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