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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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Baby born with breathing problems due to meconium – Settlements of $1,800,000 and $1,000,000 (access required)

At approximately 20 weeks’ gestation, mother’s obstetrician referred her for an ultrasound of a suspected omphacele or gastroschisis. The ultrasound revealed gastrochisis with a moderate amount of exposed bowel. On April 19, mother presented to the hospital in labor at ...

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Plaintiff claimed no warning of medicine’s side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that on Aug. 20, 2008, he was prescribed the drug Trazedone for insomnia and anxiety. He was also prescribed Celexa for depression and given Lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive drug. One of the known potential side effects of Trazedone is ...

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Doc defends failure to diagnose case on causation, but loses – $2,650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant radiologist missed a left breast abnormality on a screening mammogram performed on Sept. 15, 2008. The plaintiff further alleged that the defendant failed to order follow-up imaging studies and/or a referral to a surgeon for ...

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Identical twins were born prematurely and died – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged negligence by defendant radiologist and defendant obstetricians in their failure to diagnose and to treat in a timely fashion the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that the identical twins were experiencing in the womb. As a result, the ...

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Risk Manager Notes Protected by Privilege (access required)

In this lawsuit against an anesthesiology group, a nonparty hospital risk manager who responded to contact from a lawyer engaged four days after a death, and who contacted outside counsel, investigated the incident and collected information to share with outside ...

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