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Complications followed breast reconstruction surgery, plaintiff claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2006, the plaintiff, a 40-year-old female with a family history of breast cancer, was diagnosed positive for carrying the BRCA-II breast cancer gene. She elected to have prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and two-stage breast reconstruction with implants. She also desired ...

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Plaintiff questioned necessity of biopsy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an attorney, saw her primary care provider after experiencing flu-like symptoms. A chest CT scan showed worrisome mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Plaintiff went to two pulmonologists, who could not tell her the cause of her lymphadenopathy, although both felt that it ...

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Necessity of spinal surgery at issue in med-mal action – $1,121,364 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 32-year-old man who suffered a minor L-1 compression fracture as a result of an ATV accident. He was taken to the Loudoun Hospital emergency room where he came under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Mudit Sharma, ...

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Plaintiff claims ovarian cancer spread due to surgical procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old postmenopausal woman who was referred to the defendant OB/GYN on Dec. 15, 2009, for complaints of right-sided pelvic pain. A pelvic ultrasound revealed a nearly 12 cm complex solid mass in the area of her right ...

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Diagnosis of gastric band slippage at issue in med-mal action – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 18, 2008, the patient presented to the emergency room at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem with complaints of sudden vomiting, chest pains and abdominal pains after eating a piece of banana. She was an obese patient who had ...

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Delay in treatment led to vision loss, plaintiff claims – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 22, 2009, the plaintiff was seen by the defendant neuro-opthalmologist for evaluation.  The plaintiff reported a history of approximately six months of intermittent bilateral blurred vision and the acute onset of flashes of light bilaterally, which would encompass ...

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Family doctor failed to investigate patient’s elevated liver enzymes – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant was the primary care physician for the plaintiff’s decedent for approximately 12 years. During that 12-year period, the decedent saw the defendant more than 40 times, and underwent more than 20 separate blood studies. Each study showed elevated ...

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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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