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Mediation in med-mal cases: What’s not to like? (access required)

When it comes to medical malpractice cases, “everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like” mediation. For lawyers who appreciate the nuance of a double negative, the old slogan used to sell Sara Lee coffee cake captures the appeal of ...

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Veteran suffered stroke after stay in VA hospital – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 31, 2010, a veteran living in Southwest Virginia was experiencing shortness of breath. He presented to and was admitted to the VA hospital for inpatient care. He remained in there until his discharge on June 3, 2010. The ...

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No Respondeat Superior Claim Against Surgeon (access required)

In this suit alleging a patient at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital died due to negligence during post-surgical care for treatment of her ischemic leg, a Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses respondeat superior claims against defendant surgeon, a medical school faculty member, ...

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Nurse failed to recognize fetal distress, infant delivered stillborn – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

Following a completely healthy and full-term pregnancy without any maternal or fetal complications, plaintiff, age 29, was admitted into the hospital in labor. This was her first pregnancy and she and her husband were very excited. A baby shower had ...

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Man died after surgery, doctors prevail in death suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2008, the decedent, age 80, was brought to the Prince William Hospital Emergency Department by ambulance with complaints of severe back and right hip pain, nausea and vomiting, which had started that morning. Awake, ...

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Plaintiffs seek $2.5M in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During the plaintiff mother’s delivery on June 27, 2004, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver the infant plaintiff including gentle downward traction, the McRobert’s ...

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Diabetic developed frostbite from using cryotherapy device – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 66-year-old retired Fairfax County police officer. He was a diabetic. The treatment involved in the case was fusion surgery to address arthritic degeneration of the ankle joint. The fusion procedure included the placement of hardware in ...

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