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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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Infant had no long-term deficits from placental disruption – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 38, underwent an elective Caesarean section on Nov. 13, 2009. Her prenatal course had been complicated by gestational diabetes and concern regarding placental location. The defendant OB/GYN practice and an OB/GYN from the practice (not a defendant to ...

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Patient with history of gastric reflux died after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 47 years old when he was admitted to Danville Regional Medical Center on April 15, 2008, for a split thickness skin graft to his right forefoot. He never had been under general anesthesia. During his pre-operative assessment, the ...

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Diabetic lost full use of hand after mole removal surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was referred to the defendant for diagnosis and treatment of a bleeding mole on her right index finger. Defendant diagnosed the mole as a pyogenic granuloma and excised it on June 17, 2011. Defendant did not prescribe ...

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Man diagnosed with blood disorder discharged from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday morning in 2009, the 65-year-old decedent presented to the emergency department with symptoms of worsening skin rash, specifically petechiae and purpura (bleeding in the skin) all over his body including his face, scalp and in his mouth. ...

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Plaintiff claimed cardiologist failed to diagnose impending heart failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2002, plaintiff was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, likely viral, and ventricular tachycardia. Echocardiography showed an ejection fraction of 25 percent or less, indicating severe disease. An AICD was placed, and plaintiff was prescribed medications including an ace inhibitor and beta ...

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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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Plaintiff claimed she experienced allergic reaction to Doripenem – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 30, 2009, the plaintiff was admitted to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville under the care of the defendant family practice due to spreading cellulitis of the face. At the time of her admission, the plaintiff informed hospital staff that ...

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Small intestine perforated during gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

In August 2010, plaintiff, a 47-year-old financial analyst with the Department of Defense, saw the defendant gynecologist for longstanding pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids. A laparoscopic hysterectomy was planned. On Nov. 3, 2010, the defendant started the laparoscopic procedure ...

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Docs’ records contradicted plaintiff’s version of events – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an ACL reconstruction with a hamstring graft. Afterwards, plaintiff presented to defendants’ office for her post-operative visit. Plaintiff alleged that she told defendants of a fever, chills, pain and nausea. Defendants denied any mention of fever or chills. ...

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