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Testimony of ‘medical certainty’ was issue in med-mal appeal – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was previously reported back in March 2015. There were numerous post-trial motions filed, most of which dealing with the issue of whether or not a treating physician was limited in the testimony he could provide at the trial ...

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Nurse failed to tell surgeon that patient called him with post-op complaints – $1,850,000 Verdict (access required)

A 62-year-old female had blood work done to evaluate an inflamed tick bite. Testing showed elevated liver function results. Further investigation lead to a discovery of a large gallstone. Surgery was recommended and was performed in September 2012 in Fredericksburg. ...

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Wrongful death case brought over delayed communication – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice case alleged the wrongful death of a 75-year-old due to delayed communication of cancer diagnosis. [15-T-208]   Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Newport News Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000.00 ...

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Psychiatric patient committed suicide between monitorings – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

A 39-year-old divorced male committed suicide at a secure psychiatric facility within hours of being admitted. He had a significant history of substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder and previous suicidality. He was admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide by ...

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Delayed diagnosis of perforation during aneurysm repair caused death – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the death of a 58-year-old woman, who died as a result of complications from a neuro-embolization procedure to repair a cerebral aneurysm. She was survived by her two adult children. In June 2013, the decedent was diagnosed ...

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Hospital patient died from complications of sickle cell disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 19 years old and suffered from sickle cell disease. She presented to Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington on May 29, 2011, with signs and symptoms consistent with sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis. On the morning of May 31, she was ...

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Closure device slipped out of place during heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice case involved the percutaneous placement of a device to close a hole in the atrial septum of the plaintiff’s heart. The device slipped out of position during the placement procedure, eventually leading to significant neurologic injury. At ...

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Hospital Must Produce Radiology Results (access required)

In this med-mal action involving a claim of delayed diagnosis of cancer, a Newport News Circuit Court holds that certain documents listed on defendant hospital’s privilege log as parts of “overall radiologist results reporting” should have been produced previously and ...

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