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Doctor prevails in suit over size of airway – Defense Verdict (access required)

On April 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 68-year-old retired female, present­ed to an outpatient sur­gery center for a bunio­nectomy. The plaintiff underwent a preopera­tive anesthesia evalua­tion by an anesthesiol­ogist who documented that her airway was within normal limits. However, he then ...

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Man suffered stroke, then received improper treatment – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

One Saturday morning this young man awoke normally with his wife, a nurse. After a discussion about the events of the day, his speech became garbled, he began vomiting, and when trying to get to the bathroom, he experi­enced left-sided ...

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Teacher suffered perforation of bowel during hysterectomy – $860,000 Verdict (access required)

A 58-year-old first grade teacher agreed to undergo a laparoscopic hys­terectomy on July 9, 2010, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, due to excessive vaginal bleeding and the discovery of pre-cancerous ovarian cysts. Instead of being released the next day ...

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Contrib Jury Instruction Allowed in Med-Mal Case (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies plaintiff estate’s post-trial motion objecting to a jury verdict for defendant emergency room physician, rejecting the estate’s con­tention that the trial court erred in granting defendant a jury instruction on contributory negligence in this ...

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Man developed flesh-eating disease in tooth – $3,743,671.23 Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2010, plaintiff called defendant’s office due to pain he had been experiencing for approximately two weeks from a badly decayed tooth (#31, a lower right 2nd molar). A different dentist had advised plaintiff 18 months prior that ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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Med-Mal Plaintiff Sues for Negligent Credentialing (access required)

A Lynchburg Circuit Court says a plaintiff suing for medical malpractice by defendant physician also has stated a claim for negligent credentialing and privileging with allegations that he reasonably relied on defendant’s credentialing process and that such reliance caused him ...

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