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Man dies from pneumonia before learning of diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The 24-year-old decedent went to the defendant doctor with chest pain and a cough. He was diagnosed with chestwall pain and prescribed a narcotic pain reliever. The decedent returned the next day with complaints of increased chest pain and spitting ...

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Death blamed on absence of sickle cell tests – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 58-year-old black male who had a known history of thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and sickle cell trait when he went to defendant for pre-surgical evaluation. He was referred by his cardiologist for pre-surgical evaluation of his thrombocytopenia ...

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Mother, child alleged injuries from shoulder dystocia – $2,360,000 Verdict (access required)

Infant plaintiff was born at Sentara Leigh Hospital on Nov. 30, 2006. The infant plaintiff was delivered by a nurse midwife employed by the adult plaintiff’s obstetrician/gynecologist. Labor and delivery took a total of nine hours and 19 minutes. During ...

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Medical Malpractice – Failure To Diagnose – Cancer – Reconsideration (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its decision granting summary judgment to defendant healthcare providers in plaintiff’s suit alleging defendants twice diagnosed her with genital warts when in fact she had genital cancer. Earlier, the court held that ...

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