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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Bowel perforation may have exacerbated existing problems – $1.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During the laparoscopy, defendant surgeon noted that a trocar may have perforated the small bowel. He looked for a perforation but did not find one. Defendant surgeon was concerned enough that he told his associates, ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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OB-GYN did not provide help for woman with miscarriage history – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, pre­sented to her OB-GYN and reported a history of an incompetent cervix with a second trimester loss. Plaintiff became pregnant again and alleged that defendants were negligent for failing to place a prophylactic cerclage during ...

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Nerve was damaged during the extraction of woman’s tooth – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a middle-aged woman, suf­fered a serious inferior alveolar nerve in­jury as a result of the extraction of her as­ymptomatic impacted lower wisdom tooth. The nerve injury resulted in severe unrelenting pain. She promptly sought follow-up care, including dental and ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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Patient took his life after alleged wrong prescription – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

The estate of a 33-year-old asserted a claim that Adderall was wrongly prescribed to the deceased while he was a patient at a psychiatric facility, and that outpatient therapy thereafter failed to provide necessary counseling that was required, due to ...

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Patient died due to reversed chemo medication instructions – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Doe, 53, was diagnosed in 2005 with a brain tumor called a glio­blastoma. Via aggressive treat­ment in an NIH clinical trial, he was doing well. In 2015, Doe was transferred back to his treating oncologist, Dr. Roe. Roe prescribed two ...

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