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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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Court Rules on Discovery Dispute (access required)

In this discovery dispute in a medical malpractice case, a Newport News U.S. District Court denies defendant hospital and healthcare association’s motion for sanctions, and encourages both parties to act with civility. Defendants need not respond Supplemental Interrogatory No. 27, ...

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Plaintiffs: Teen developed spinal epidural hematoma after surgery – $1,040,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to timely diagnose a blood clot spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) that formed in the lower spine of their 14-year-old daughter following scoliosis surgery on Aug. 19, 2011. They further alleged that they were never informed ...

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Plaintiff: Conservative Coumadin dosage led to stroke, death – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, who suffered from atrial fibrillation was on Coumadin as a result, was admitted to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Fairfax following a hospitalization. Upon her arrival, the defendant physician performed an admitting evaluation on her, during ...

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