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Woman died from blood clot after spinal surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 31-year-old woman admitted to the hospital on Aug. 9, 2007, for spine surgery. While in the pre-operative holding area, she was found to have deep venous thrombosis (DVT) involving three vessels in her right lower leg. ...

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Plaintiff claimed unauthorized practice of medicine to avoid the cap – Defense Verdict (access required)

James Planicka, DDS, suffered a severe heart attack in 2005 at age 65, after which he received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). In May 2010, at age 70, he presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital for replacement of the ICD generator. ...

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Man died after surgery, doctors prevail in death suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2008, the decedent, age 80, was brought to the Prince William Hospital Emergency Department by ambulance with complaints of severe back and right hip pain, nausea and vomiting, which had started that morning. Awake, ...

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Plaintiffs seek $2.5M in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During the plaintiff mother’s delivery on June 27, 2004, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver the infant plaintiff including gentle downward traction, the McRobert’s ...

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Jury finds for defense on maritime injuries claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued under maritime law for injuries to his back, knee and shoulder allegedly sustained while working as a commercial fisherman for the defendant. Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to provide a proper ladder to use, failed to train the ...

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Claim against ER doc in death case struck – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff, at the Loudoun Hospital Center on Oct. 30, 2004. At the time of presentation, the ER physician defendant was told that the plaintiff had recently had ...

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Jury in child birth claim out less than two hours – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 20, 2008, the plaintiff mother presented to the hospital for labor and delivery. During the delivery, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver ...

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Lawyer’s patent infringement claim against Twitter fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

The suit against Twitter was brought by Virginia-based VS Technologies LLC, which was formed by intellectual property lawyer Dinesh Agarwal, who obtained a patent in 2002 for “an interactive virtual community of famous people.” He sought $40 million in damages ...

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