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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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Plaintiff: Aneurysm should have prompted immediate surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old male, presented to the emergency department on Sept. 11, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m. with a chief complaint of chest pain. He reported sudden onset the day before after wrestling with friends and then attempting to ...

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Med-mal plaintiffs press for complete hospital records (access required)

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Another ruling in a Newport News court could help lawyers for hospital patients get a comprehensive look at the information hiding deep in electronic medical records. Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr. has been pressing for full disclosure of digital hospital ...

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Court Compels ‘Instructor’ Testimony (access required)

In this medical malpractice action, testimony by personnel responsible for the instruction of defendant hospital’s employees is sufficiently relevant to ultimate issues in this case and reasonably intended to unearth admissible evidence, and the Newport News Circuit Court grants plaintiff’s ...

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Family doctor failed to test slow-growing lump on patient’s back – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was an 84-year-old woman in good health who was living alone, cutting her grass with a push mower and driving her car until August 2011. Since approximately June 2007, she was treated by her primary healthcare provider. According ...

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Plaintiffs claim earlier C-section would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff mother, 39 weeks pregnant, presented to the hospital for an elective induction of labor on the evening of Aug. 9, 2011. Electronic fetal monitoring was initiated upon admission and continued throughout labor. The defendant OB/GYN treated the mother. ...

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Pro Se Calls Appointment Denial ‘Malpractice’ (access required)

A plaintiff who alleges she sought a partial knee replacement with a Makoplasty but was “blocked” by defendant physician and medical practice from making an appointment for surgery has her pro se suit dismissed by the Norfolk Circuit Court. Plaintiff’s ...

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