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Experts: Obstetrician should have discussed shoulder dystocia risks – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2004, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care. During the course of prenatal care, the history, physical examinations, and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, including but not limited to, excessive ...

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Child with asthma negligently diagnosed and treated for Cystic Fibrosis – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 15-year-old male with mild persistent asthma, was negligently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (“CF”) and pancreatic insufficiency (“PI”) at the age of five, and treated for the diseases until shortly before his 13th birthday. His diagnoses were never properly ...

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Delayed C-section results in infant brain damage – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant obstetrician failed to perform a timely C-section, despite the fact that the mother was attempting a vaginal birth after a previous C-section (VBAC), which carries a known risk of uterine rupture. There were recurrent late ...

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Anesthesia error results in death following emergency c-section – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

A 36-year-old woman was admitted for the induction of labor following a normal prenatal course. During labor, fetal tracing became non-reassuring, prompting the treating obstetrician to order an emergency cesarean section. During the procedure, the defendant anesthesiologist failed to secure ...

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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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