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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Army nurse sues her own hospital for baby’s death – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

A nurse-soldier who accused her peers at an Army hospital of letting her son suffocate in a mis­handled labor and deliv­ery has won a seven-fig­ure settlement from the U.S. government. The plaintiff was a 26-year-old, active-duty enlisted soldier in the ...

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No Immunity in Suit Alleging Patient Infection (access required)

An obstetrical practice sued after its staff member allegedly infected a newmother with a streptococcus infection is not immune from a medical malpractice suit under a statute that grants immu­nity from claims related to disclosure of confidential information involving an ...

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No Immunity in Suit Alleging Patient Infection (access required)

An obstetrical practice sued after its staff member allegedly infected a newmother with a streptococcus infection is not immune from a medical malpractice suit under a statute that grants immu­nity from claims related to disclosure of confidential information involving an ...

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Bone gave way unexpectedly during back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old nurse with a history of back surgery, underwent sur­gery to fuse four vertebrae (L2-L5) using a minimally invasive technique known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). A preoperative DEXA scan con­firmed good bone quality to support a ...

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Doctor tied off wrong vein during pancreas operation – Settlement (access required)

The decedent was inci­dentally diagnosed with a suspected cancerous mass in his pancreas in Septem­ber 2012. The cancer was totally confined within the head of the pancreas, without metastases. The decedent submitted to a pancreaticoduodenec­tomy (also known as a Whipple ...

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Staff infection: Patient claims medical worker spread illness (access required)

Delivery Room FEA

A new mother can sue an obstetrical practice for allegedly infecting her with streptococcus during treatment by an infected staff member, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. In May 2013, the mother fell ill after her discharge from the hospital. ...

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