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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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Anesthesia and intubation sequence led to permanent brain injury – $1,950,000 Settlement (access required)

The 53-year-old plaintiff had suffered an odontoid fracture in 2001, which required a spinal fusion from C1 to C5. He had recovered well, and was employed as a supervisor for 30 years. When he developed some difficulty walking with secondary ...

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Man died of staph infection after suffering injuries in ATV crash – Defense Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 59-year-old male who sustained multiple rib fractures and bilateral hemothoraces in an ATV rollover accident that occurred on April 25, 2009. He was airlifted to VCU Medical Center, where he was treated conservatively for four days ...

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Docs never advised patient to follow up after lung nodule discovered – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 54, was having flu-like and sinus symptoms, with cough, fever, and headache. He sought help from his primary care provider who diagnosed a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. The next day, the plaintiff felt worse and decided ...

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Med-mal plaintiff prevails in second jury trial – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was a re-trial from a jury that hung 5-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Plaintiff was a single mother and teacher who had a double mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. She subsequently underwent breast reconstruction, which required multiple surgeries. ...

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Experts: Decedent’s cancer likely pre-dated 2008 screening – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent presented to a local hospital for a screening mammogram on Oct. 28, 2008. The defendant radiologist reviewed the current year’s mammogram and noted an area of asymmetry in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. He compared ...

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Blood thinner dosage triggered massive brain hemorrhage – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to the Richmond Veterans Affairs Hospital on Sept. 14, 2012, for a skin laceration after scraping his leg. He had a history of strokes and myocardial infarctions, was on Coumadin and was a dialysis patient. While ...

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Patient had full mouth restoration re-done due to jaw pain – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an Atlanta resident, has a genetic condition called Ameliogenesis Imperfecta, which is a malformation of her tooth enamel. She also had bruxism (teeth grinding). Because of her AI and teeth grinding, she needed to have a full mouth restoration ...

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ER patient did not reveal combination of drugs that led to overdose – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged that their son, who presented to the emergency department after taking an overdose of Dextromethorphan, received improper treatment. The defendants argued that the son deliberately, with the intent to commit suicide, withheld from providers in the ED ...

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