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Nerve damage during surgery, led to lost use of hand – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The 47-year-old plaintiff underwent rotator cuff repair surgery and biceps tenodesis. During the surgery, the surgeon cut the plaintiff’s axillary artery, which required immediate stenting. The surgeon also injured the nerves of the brachial plexus, the extent of which was ...

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Man died from undiagnosed brain infection – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The 33-year-old decedent was hospitalized with a fever, headache, brain lesion and blurred vision. He was diagnosed with a venous sinus thrombosis and remained febrile. An infection was considered, but antibiotics were never administered. The patient died five days later ...

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Diabetic lost arm and leg after infection went undiagnosed – $6,700,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was hit by a car while a pedestrian. He suffered a tibial plateau and wrist fracture, which resulted in an open reduction and internal fixation. He was discharged within a week of the first admission, on Nov. ...

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Loss of oxygen during orthopedic surgery led to brain injury, death – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A 58-year-old male with a medical history of cervical fusion and rheumatoid arthritis suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After presenting to the emergency room, he was evaluated prior to the orthopedic surgery required to ...

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Ureter damaged during hysterectomy – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant gynecologist with complaints of abdominal pain and distention. A CT scan confirmed a large fibroid uterus and a total abdominal hysterectomy was planned. The procedure was performed without apparent complication and the ...

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Plaintiff claimed distress after taking blood pressure medicine – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Medical Associates of Southwest Virginia though its agent physician breached the standard of care when an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) was prescribed to treat her high blood pressure in February 2010. The plaintiff claimed that Ramipril, the ...

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Patient died during recovery from hip surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to the hospital for reconstructive hip arthroplasty. Subsequent to the procedure, decedent was diagnosed with a post-surgical ileus. Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to properly manage the patient post-surgery, and that led to his aspiration and ultimately his ...

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Medical practice was liable, doctor was not (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated a jury verdict against a Portsmouth medical practice for alleged sloppy management in the case of a 24-year-old patient who died of pneumonia. The trial judge ruled the $3.5-million verdict had to be ...

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Massive bleeding during hysterectomy resulted in brain damage – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant obstetricians inadvertently cut blood vessels in and around her pelvis during a laparoscopic hysterectomy and failed to timely convert to an open procedure to find the bleeders and stop the bleeding. The surgery began at ...

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