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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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Hospital ‘Root Cause’ Document Is Protected (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant hospital to produce a four-page “Events & Causal Factors” Charting prepared by a nurse team leader to “identify any possible root causes and/or inappropriate action” ...

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Plaintiff’s Experts Approved in Birth Case (access required)

In an infant’s suit alleging defendant physician was negligent in failing to treat a mother’s chorioamnionitis when her membranes ruptured prematurely at 28 weeks in her pregnancy, and failed to timely perform a cesarean delivery, defendants may not exclude plaintiffs’ ...

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Patient underwent amputation after failed knee replacement – $1,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 74-year-old woman with diabetes, previous stroke and cardiac catheterization with stent placement, who underwent a bilateral knee replacement surgery. Her orthopedic surgeon lacerated the popliteal artery on the first knee. Injury was diagnosed in the recovery room, ...

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