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Increased Damages OK, New Defendants Barred (access required)

A nonsuited personal injury suit refiled as a wrongful death suit with additional defendants and an increased ad damnum may seek additional damages, but the claims against the additional defendants are time-barred, the Norfolk Circuit Court says. Defendants raise two ...

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Plaintiff argues docs should have recommended a mammogram – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was seen by the providers at the defendant family practice over an approximately 22-year span. This care was episodic and occurred only when the decedent was ill or injured. At no time was the patient ever counseled by ...

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Urologist operated on wrong portion of plaintiff’s kidney – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 57-year-old physical therapist had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 25. The plaintiff lived a normal life without significant difficulty with her kidneys, experiencing no obstructions, stones or blood in her urine. In the spring of 2009, ...

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Retained sponge required surgical removal – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

A laparotomy sponge was retained in the plaintiff following surgery. Another surgical procedure was required to remove the sponge. [12-T-157] Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Retained sponge Date resolved: Aug. 1, 2012 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $350,000 ...

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Child born with cerebral palsy after labor complications – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff went into labor at home with a midwife who had a close association with an obstetrician for 30 years. At 5:00 a.m., the midwife did a sterile vaginal exam revealing that plaintiff had progressed to eight-nine centimeters, 90 percent ...

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Patient suffered injuries after gynecological surgery – $390,000 Settlement (access required)

The patient, age 51, first became aware she may have a gynecologic problem when she noticed a bulge in her vagina. The defendant gynecologist assessed her as having cystocele and rectocele. The doctor recommended that the patient have a Tension ...

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Jury award upheld for breast cancer ‘delayed diagnosis’

A woman’s emotional distress over delayed diagnosis of her breast cancer supported a jury award of $2.65 million, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. A radiologist conceded she had failed to spot the cancer on the woman’s mammogram. During the ...

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