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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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Reponses ‘Deemed Admitted’ in Discovery Dispute (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says certain allegations will be “deemed admitted” under Rules of Court because defendant’s discovery responses stated an attached exhibit of medical record “speaks for itself.” In this medical malpractice case, plaintiff’s complaint references 20 attached exhibits ...

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