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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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Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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Laparoscopic prostatectomy was complicated by bowel injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 59-year-old local minister. After a rise in his PSA and follow-up biopsies, he was diagnosed with Gleason 7 (4+3) Stage T1c prostate cancer in December 2012.  Plaintiff’s medical history was complex and included diabetes, hypertension, sarcoidosis treated ...

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Payment received 4 months victim’s family settled with state – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 71-year-old African American man, was a patient at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville in the fall of 2012, where he was being treated for symptoms following a stroke that had occurred in the summer of ...

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