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


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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Traumatic extubation by CNRA led to brain injury, death – $1,908,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 57, was a farmer and community leader. He and his wife had one son, age 16. On Sept. 21, 2014, the decedent went to the emergency department complaining of bilateral upper quadrant abdominal pain that radiated to ...

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Delayed diagnosis of vascular disease led to leg amputation – $1,125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old female, was referred to a family practice physician with a subspecialty in primary care sports medicine by her primary care physician for complaints of left leg pain.  Upon presentation to the sports medicine physician, the patient reported ...

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