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Medical Malpractice – Failure To Diagnose – Continuous Treatment Rule (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court defers ruling on defendant physician’s plea of the statute of limitations in plaintiff’s suit alleging failure to diagnose, pending production of additional medical evidence. Plaintiff alleges failure to diagnose his cancerous condition during treatment that took ...

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Misdiagnosis results in $2.5 million med-mal verdict – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was treated by the defendant family practice physician for severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting/nausea. The defendant initially failed to recognize that she had diverticulitis, but an emergency room physician diagnosed the illness. The diverticulitis progressed into mulitple abscesses, and ...

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Informed consent to general anesthesia disputed – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the widow of the decedent patient, contended that the defendant anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist failed to obtain her husband’s informed consent to general anesthesia prior to knee replacement surgery on Oct. 19, 2006. Plaintiff alleged that the ...

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