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Patient developed serious infections following colon resection – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was taken to the emergency room after experiencing nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain for a week. While in the ER, the plaintiff underwent a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Results showed a markedly distended colon at ...

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Plaintiff May Add ‘Informed Consent’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a plaintiff who alleges defendant was negligent in performing vascular surgery on her right thigh five years earlier may amend her complaint to allege defendant failed to obtain informed consent, as that claim relates ...

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Consent to terminate pregnancy at issue in med mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a medical termination of pregnancy and bilateral tubal ligation procedure. She claimed she consented to the procedures due to a heart condition, which she subsequently learned did not exist. The defendant OB/GYN physician maintained the plaintiff herself requested ...

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Defendants say plaintiff knew risks, but gave her consent – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...

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Delayed diagnosis leads to sterility of 12-year-old girl – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This case arose from the delayed diagnosis of ovarian torsion, resulting in the sterility of a 12-year-old female. Plaintiff presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of severe, sudden onset abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Suspecting appendicitis, doctors performed an ...

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Plaintiff Meets Pre-Filing Review Requirement (access required)

In a plaintiff’s suit alleging medical malpractice by three North Carolina ophthalmologists who provided intra-operative and post-operative care in her cataract treatment, the Danville U.S. District Court says plaintiff has satisfied a North Carolina requirement for pre-filing review by an ...

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Bilateral injuries to uterus occurred during hysterectomy – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant with complaints of heavy bleeding and severe cramping during her periods. She was evaluated by the defendant, who determined she had an enlarged fibroid uterus. After appropriate counseling, the defendant admitted the ...

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Implantation of pain pump led to bowel perforation, death – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent died on Feb. 1, 2012, days after what should have been a routine medical procedure to implant an intrathecal pain pump, which is a medical device used to deliver pain medications directly to a patient’s spinal fluid. The ...

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Patient dies after small bowel perforation went undetected – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was a 46-year-old mother of five.  She underwent a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (“LSH”), a procedure where the uterus is removed but the cervix is preserved, in October 2009.  During the procedure, defendant gynecological surgeon caused a 5 ...

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