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Woman died from heart disease six days after hospitalization – Motion to Strike Granted (access required)

The decedent was a 28-year-old female who presented to the emergency department of Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Feb. 1, 2011, shortly after midnight. She complained of having developed episodes of sharp subscapular chest pain (lasting about five minutes) earlier that ...

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Experts: Steroids would not have prevented progression of lung disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

On June 25, 2010, plaintiff’s decedent, a 49-year-old female who worked as a computer systems analyst making $175,000 per year, presented to the defendant rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of a persistent forearm rash, aching joints, shortness of breath and ...

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Man jailed for intoxication not immediately treated for seizures – $2,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested for public intoxication and taken to a regional jail, to be released upon his own recognizance once sober. Several hours after being booked and while still in custody, plaintiff began experiencing seizures consistent with alcohol withdrawal. Over ...

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Plaintiff did not follow up after abnormal X-ray in 2009 – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 49, had been treated by various physicians at the defendant clinic since at least 1999 for recurrent sinusitis, upper respiratory infections and allergic rhinitis. He presented to the defendant doctor in December 2009 for an annual physical. The physical ...

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