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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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Goiter misdiagnosed as COPD – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleges that the defendant, a family practice physician, failed to properly and timely diagnose a goiter, and failed to timely refer him to a surgeon. He also alleges that the defendant misdiagnosed him with COPD and incorrectly treated him ...

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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Treatment of colon impaction led to perforation, plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a female in her mid-fifties with a family history of cancer, was referred for colon cancer screening/ colonoscopy in July 2003. The procedure was terminated for fear of perforation. Barium enema was then recommended and performed the following day ...

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Man with history of DVT not sent to hospital – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

In June 2011, a 47-year-old married father of two went to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of shortness of breath. The PCP ordered testing and concluded that his symptoms were “asthmatic in quality.” Two days later, plaintiff ...

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