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Plastic surgery patient dies from aspiration pneumonia – $1,950,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the death of a 36-year-old mother of four after elective, cosmetic plastic surgery, which comprised breast augmentation and mastopexy, abdominoplasty and liposuction, with five hours of general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Plaintiff contended that the defendants ...

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Patient’s death blamed on delay in treatment – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 77-year-old female, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital of a ventricular tachycardiac arrhythmia. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant cardiologist and emergency room group failed to treat her in a timely fashion. Decedent had a prosthetic heart valve installed ...

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Legs amputated after delay in notifying doctor – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 60-year-old long-time smoker diagnosed with laryngeal cancer which required a laryngectomy. Following his 10-hour surgery, nurses noticed diminished pulses in his feet and discoloration on the soles. According to the nurses, this finding was made at 8:30 ...

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Amputation of patient’s legs blamed on tardy surgeon – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 1, 2007, plaintiff underwent a radical neck dissection and laryngectomy for treatment of stage 4 laryngeal cancer. The surgery took approximately 10 hours. The next day, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the defendant hospital’s intensive care unit nurse noted ...

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Medical Malpractice – Post-Operative Care – Burns On Legs – Negligent Supervision (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says there is no cause of action for negligent supervision in Virginia and dismisses a claim against a supervisor of other nurses in this med-mal action alleging negligent post-operative care resulting in injuries from burns or ...

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Patient with staph infection dies from epidural abscess – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 78-year-old, was admitted to the hospital and developed a Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection while hospitalized. Despite antibiotics, the patient continued to have positive cultures for MRSA and was transferred to Winchester Medical ...

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