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Contract Doctors Not Government Employees (access required)

Two physicians employed by a staffing agency and working under contract with a veterans hospital were independent contractors, not government employees, and a plaintiff cannot sue the government under the FTCA for the doctors’ alleged medical malpractice in performing his ...

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Patient died from sepsis after colon resection – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 43-year-old male with a history of recurring diverticulitis who underwent a laparoscopic colon resection performed by the defendant, a board certified colon and rectal surgeon, in March 2006. A colonoscopy performed earlier that month by the ...

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Bowel obstruction, sepsis led to death of N.C. teen – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical-malpractice action involved the wrongful death of a 16-year-old high school student in Eastern North Carolina. The parents took the decedent to the emergency room of a local hospital on three successive days with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea ...

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Jury finds gallbladder surgery complications were not negligence – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a completely transected common bile duct in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap choly). Plaintiff contended that the defendant general surgeon breached the standard of care in failing to recognize that his observation of what he noted to be an ...

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Decedent lost oxygen during orthopedic surgery – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 58-year-old man who suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After going to the emergency room of a hospital located in the mid-Atlantic region, he was evaluated prior to the necessary orthopedic surgery ...

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