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Man diagnosed with blood disorder discharged from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday morning in 2009, the 65-year-old decedent presented to the emergency department with symptoms of worsening skin rash, specifically petechiae and purpura (bleeding in the skin) all over his body including his face, scalp and in his mouth. ...

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Plaintiff claimed cardiologist failed to diagnose impending heart failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2002, plaintiff was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, likely viral, and ventricular tachycardia. Echocardiography showed an ejection fraction of 25 percent or less, indicating severe disease. An AICD was placed, and plaintiff was prescribed medications including an ace inhibitor and beta ...

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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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Psoriasis medication led to brain damage in HIV-positive patient – $3,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 37-year-old HIV-positive patient. He worked as a space engineer for a large defense contractor. Plaintiff also suffered from psoriasis, a debilitating skin condition. Plaintiff sought treatment for his psoriasis from a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed a biologic, ...

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Plaintiff claimed she experienced allergic reaction to Doripenem – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 30, 2009, the plaintiff was admitted to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville under the care of the defendant family practice due to spreading cellulitis of the face. At the time of her admission, the plaintiff informed hospital staff that ...

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Small intestine perforated during gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

In August 2010, plaintiff, a 47-year-old financial analyst with the Department of Defense, saw the defendant gynecologist for longstanding pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids. A laparoscopic hysterectomy was planned. On Nov. 3, 2010, the defendant started the laparoscopic procedure ...

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