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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Defense Verdicts

Plaintiff claimed delay in surgery exacerbated injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiag­nosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture. After an injury at work, the patient was seen in de­fendant’s urgent care clinic. A physician as­sistant diagnosed a forearm and arm strain and ...

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Girl’s claim against health club for injury in tractor tire fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 6-year-old girl, sued a national health club facility for injuries alleged­ly suffered after she fell from a tractor tire maintained on the fa­cility’s turf field. During early eve­ning hours while wait­ing for a swim lesson, plaintiff, her younger ...

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Testing for rare genetic mutation not standard of care – Defense Verdict (access required)

Patient died fol­lowing one cycle of FOLFOX che­motherapy after a diagnosis of Stage IIIB colon cancer. It was later deter­mined that patient had a rare genetic mutation that af­fected his ability to metabolize 5-FU, the active agent in FOLFOX. Adminis­trator ...

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Man sued dentist over teeth removal, unworkable dentures – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2011, plaintiff presented to the defendant general dentist complaining of loose teeth. The defendant diagnosed plaintiff with Stage IV periodontitis, recommended extraction of all but six teeth and dentures as a prosthetic. Plaintiff decided to move forward ...

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Patient claimed lack of monitoring resulted in rape – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed a law­suit against defen­dant mental health hospital seeking over $30 million in dam­ages. She alleged that it had failed to pre­vent her alleged rape by another patient. She sued for violation of the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act, general ...

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Doctors sued for failure to take actions before stroke – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a sub-arachnoid hem­orrhage on March 22, 2009, and was imme­diately transferred to hospital. Upon arriv­al, plaintiff was found to have an extensive F3 SAH and was diagnosed as a Hunt-Hess Grade 3 critically ill patient. After 8 days, ...

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Doctor sued over handling of post-surgery complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant doc­tor performed a ro­botic-assisted ventral hernia repair, without apparent complication. Five days post-op, the patient presented to the emergency depart­ment with complaints of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating. A CT scan showed a small bowel obstruction, with ...

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Mother claimed physician diagnosed, but failed to treat condition, child suffered as result – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was an ob­stetric patient under the care of the defen­dant physician group. On Sept. 28, 2011, at 28 weeks, 2 days gestation, her membranes rup­tured. She was admitted to the hospital for close observation. Her Group B strep status ...

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Doctor prevails in suit over size of airway – Defense Verdict (access required)

On April 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 68-year-old retired female, present­ed to an outpatient sur­gery center for a bunio­nectomy. The plaintiff underwent a preopera­tive anesthesia evalua­tion by an anesthesiol­ogist who documented that her airway was within normal limits. However, he then ...

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