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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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Bowel perforation occurred during hysterectomy – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a morbidly obese 37-year-old with chronic pelvic pain thought to be secondary to endometriosis. Extensive conservative measures were attempted but were unsuccessful. Accordingly, the decision was made to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Abdominal insufflation was attempted twice with ...

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Man with elevated liver readings not referred to specialist – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was treated by a family practice group for over 20 years. The case concerns this group’s failure to refer to the decedent to a specialist for chronically elevated liver function test values and/or to advise him that he had ...

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Failure to detect heart condition nets record verdict in Hampton – $25,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On the morning of Jan. 31, 2010, the plaintiff, Christopher Denton (then age 37), experienced a sudden onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating and jaw pain. His wife called 911 and he was taken to Riverside Walter Reed ...

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Man with sleep apnea died after shoulder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 49-year-old married father of three adult children who underwent rotator cuff repair surgery at Mary Washington Hospital in March 2007. Dr. Eglevsky was the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery and Dr. Dorman was the ...

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Pressure ulcer turned fatal during nursing home stay – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 92-year-old female, was placed at a nursing home for one-week respite care while her daughter, who provided home care, went on a one week vacation. Decedent was diagnosed with advance dementia, hypertension (high blood pressure), peripheral arterial ...

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Undetected vascular injury led to below-knee amputation – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 18-year-old plaintiff was transported to the emergency room following a crush injury to his right leg. The defendant orthopedic surgeon accepted care of the patient on the night of his admission, but did not evaluate him until the following ...

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Patient died following three consecutive colonoscopies – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

This claim involved the death of a 39-year-old male, survived by a sole beneficiary, his wife.  He presented to the defendant gastroenterologist with a history of morbid obesity, a reported weight loss of 80 pounds in less than three months, ...

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