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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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Prostate cancer patient died due to pulmonary emboli – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent an open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Although pre-operative imaging indicated no extra-prostatic extension of the cancer, the defendant conducted an extensive 30-lymph node dissection with an estimated blood loss of ...

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Plaintiff said foot surgery was unnecessary, led to complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Defendant diagnosed plaintiff with metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of her foot. Defendant eventually determined that this excessive pain and pressure on the ball of the plaintiff’s left foot was caused by both positional and structural deformities. The positional ...

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Bacterial infection worsened after discharge from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon operated on plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff presented with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. He underwent an urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy that was converted to an open procedure after his gallbladder ruptured, spilling a ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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