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Man died 18 months after anoxic brain injury – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a herniated T-10 disk. A neurosurgeon performed an anterior thoracolumbar fusion surgery to treat the herniated disk several months after the accident. During the procedure, the surgeon damaged the ...

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Med-mal claim brought for complications after surgery – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, 60 years old at the time of the incident, went to the defendant urology clinic to have a prostate biopsy. The biopsy involved taking tissue samples from the prostate and placing the tissue samples into specimen containers that ...

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Jury finds for doc in appendicitis case, patient refused studies – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old male, visited the defendant urgent care physician complaining of right lower quadrant pain. The physician suspected appendicitis and ordered blood work, a urinalysis and radiology imaging studies. Plaintiff agreed to the blood work and urinalysis but declined ...

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Claim against ER doc in death case struck – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff, at the Loudoun Hospital Center on Oct. 30, 2004. At the time of presentation, the ER physician defendant was told that the plaintiff had recently had ...

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Failure-to-plan-surgery suit settles mid-trial – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, a 68-year-old female, was diagnosed with aortic aneurysmal disease, including a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (“TAA”) and an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (“AAA”). Some months later, a general surgeon (“defendant surgeon one”) employed by a general surgical ...

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ER doc prevails in claim over shock following dogbite – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff at the Loudoun Hospital Center by the defendant E.R. physician. Plaintiff presented on Dec. 25, 2004, at 5:40 a.m., for emergency medical treatment with complaints of ...

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Jury in child birth claim out less than two hours – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 20, 2008, the plaintiff mother presented to the hospital for labor and delivery. During the delivery, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver ...

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OB/GYN turns back claim for failure to diagnose cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff had treated with the defendant OB-GYN practice since 1997 for regular annual exams and Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. In September 1999 she had an abnormal Pap smear result, following which the defendant OB-GYN monitored her more ...

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