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Man sued dentist over teeth removal, unworkable dentures – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2011, plaintiff presented to the defendant general dentist complaining of loose teeth. The defendant diagnosed plaintiff with Stage IV periodontitis, recommended extraction of all but six teeth and dentures as a prosthetic. Plaintiff decided to move forward ...

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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Bowel perforation may have exacerbated existing problems – $1.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During the laparoscopy, defendant surgeon noted that a trocar may have perforated the small bowel. He looked for a perforation but did not find one. Defendant surgeon was concerned enough that he told his associates, ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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OB-GYN did not provide help for woman with miscarriage history – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, pre­sented to her OB-GYN and reported a history of an incompetent cervix with a second trimester loss. Plaintiff became pregnant again and alleged that defendants were negligent for failing to place a prophylactic cerclage during ...

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Nerve was damaged during the extraction of woman’s tooth – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a middle-aged woman, suf­fered a serious inferior alveolar nerve in­jury as a result of the extraction of her as­ymptomatic impacted lower wisdom tooth. The nerve injury resulted in severe unrelenting pain. She promptly sought follow-up care, including dental and ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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Patient took his life after alleged wrong prescription – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

The estate of a 33-year-old asserted a claim that Adderall was wrongly prescribed to the deceased while he was a patient at a psychiatric facility, and that outpatient therapy thereafter failed to provide necessary counseling that was required, due to ...

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