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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Podiatrist severed patient’s tibial nerve during foot surgery – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a surgical procedure performed in 2009. Defendant podiatrist performed a total ankle replacement on the plaintiff. During the course of the operation, defendant severed plaintiff’s posterior tibial nerve. The allegation in the case was that ...

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Doctor Emails Protected by ‘Patient Safety’ Privilege (access required)

The federal Patient Safety Act privilege covers email communications between defendant doctor and the hospital’s designated patient safety officer, even if the emails were never actually sent to a “patient safety organization,” and the Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion ...

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