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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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Plaintiff claims heart attack should have been diagnosed sooner – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant cardiologist failed to timely diagnose and appropriately treat plaintiff’s myocardial infarction. Plaintiff was left with diminished ejection fraction of 30 percent, and required an implantable cardioverter-defribilator. Defendant denied all liability. After all of the arguments and ...

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Prostate cancer treatment had painful side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 69 at the time of trial, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2007. He consulted with his urologist and then the defendant radiation oncologist about his treatment options. On May 1, 2008, plaintiff underwent prostate brachytherapy with ...

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Dentist cut patient’s lip during crown removal – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s lip was cut during the removal of a temporary crown. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant used a dangerous dental tool and excessive force while attempting to remove the temporary crown, instead of using safer alternatives. Plaintiff alleged that ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon should have used different instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 54 years old when he first presented to defendant otolaryngologist in November 2003 for symptoms of occasional difficulty swallowing and choking and complaints of spitting out undigested food due to a Zenker’s diverticulum (“ZD”). Defendant repaired the diverticulum ...

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