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ER patient did not reveal combination of drugs that led to overdose – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged that their son, who presented to the emergency department after taking an overdose of Dextromethorphan, received improper treatment. The defendants argued that the son deliberately, with the intent to commit suicide, withheld from providers in the ED ...

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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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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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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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Patient coded multiple times during placement of catheter – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, age 60, was admitted to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital on June 20, 2012, with an infected hemodialysis catheter. Her medical history was significant for two failed kidney transplants, longstanding dialysis use (15 years), coronary artery disease and hypertension. Because ...

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Patient fainted and struck his head after getting an X-ray – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013, the plaintiff, an active 52-year-old and a high-earning tax attorney with the IRS, fell off his bicycle as he rode home from work, striking his left shoulder. He walked his bike home, showered ...

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