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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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OB/GYN turns back claim for failure to diagnose cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff had treated with the defendant OB-GYN practice since 1997 for regular annual exams and Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. In September 1999 she had an abnormal Pap smear result, following which the defendant OB-GYN monitored her more ...

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Suit for breach of privacy fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sued defendant substance abuse treatment facility in a medical malpractice action for the alleged negligent and unauthorized disclosure of plaintiff’s medical records. As a part of plaintiff’s alleged breach of privacy, plaintiff contended that defendant breached certain federal laws ...

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Jury needed only 20 minutes to find for doc in med-mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s wife underwent surgery to remedy blocked fallopian tubes and remove abdominal adhesions. Defendant physician recommended the surgery to improve the wife’s chances of success with IVF therapy. Another physician, who was not a party to the case, performed the ...

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Patient develops infection after removal of wisdom teeth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant oral and maxillofacial surgeon extracted two of the plaintiff’s wisdom teeth. Plaintiff alleged that defendant (i) failed to appropriately prescribe antibiotics both before and after the surgery, (ii) failed to detect the signs of an infection during his ...

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