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Radiologist fails to detect indication of lung cancer – $1,894,037 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff is a 70-year-old man with a history of melanoma. His dermatologist ordered periodic chest imaging studies to conduct surveillance for possible metastasis of the melanoma. On Aug. 1, 2006, a chest CT scan ordered by the dermatologist was ...

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Femoral artery punctured during catheterization – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged vascular injury to his leg following a cardiac catheterization by the defendant cardiologist. Plaintiff presented to the hospital complaining of chest pain. A cardiac catheterization was performed following the diagnosis of an impending myocardial infarction. Following the catheterization ...

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Patient with partial colectomy dies from cancerous polyp – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged the wrongful death of her 69-year-old husband. The plaintiff’s decedent had suffered from Gardner’s Syndrome since 1970, and had a subtotal colectomy at that time. He was followed with annual sigmoidoscopes by a physician until 1991 when that ...

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