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Jury: FAA doctor not liable for failure to diagnose prostate cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice case involved allegations of delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer. The plaintiff is a successful real estate developer and former state government official. He alleged that the defendant practice group’s physician was negligent in failing to diagnose his ...

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Son faults long-term care facility for mother’s death – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was admitted to Manassas Health & Rehab Center on Oct. 3, 2006. She had undergone surgery to repair a fractured wrist in August 2006, and demonstrated weakness and fatigue during her recovery at home. At the time of ...

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Patient died from sepsis after colon resection – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 43-year-old male with a history of recurring diverticulitis who underwent a laparoscopic colon resection performed by the defendant, a board certified colon and rectal surgeon, in March 2006. A colonoscopy performed earlier that month by the ...

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Jury finds gallbladder surgery complications were not negligence – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a completely transected common bile duct in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap choly). Plaintiff contended that the defendant general surgeon breached the standard of care in failing to recognize that his observation of what he noted to be an ...

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Claim: Surgical complications led to premature menopause – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 41-year-old woman with a longstanding history of Crohn’s disease, presented in March 2007 to a gynecologist/gynecologic surgeon with reports of left-sided pelvic pain. A recent pelvic ultrasound report provided to the surgeon indicated as part of the patient’s ...

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Plaintiff claimed retained IUD led to years of abdominal pain – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent placement of a Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) at defendant OB/GYN practice in September 2006. On March 29, 2007, she presented to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital emergency department complaining of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Work-up was negative for ectopic ...

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Complications followed breast reconstruction surgery, plaintiff claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2006, the plaintiff, a 40-year-old female with a family history of breast cancer, was diagnosed positive for carrying the BRCA-II breast cancer gene. She elected to have prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and two-stage breast reconstruction with implants. She also desired ...

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Plaintiff questioned necessity of biopsy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an attorney, saw her primary care provider after experiencing flu-like symptoms. A chest CT scan showed worrisome mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Plaintiff went to two pulmonologists, who could not tell her the cause of her lymphadenopathy, although both felt that it ...

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Plaintiff claims ovarian cancer spread due to surgical procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old postmenopausal woman who was referred to the defendant OB/GYN on Dec. 15, 2009, for complaints of right-sided pelvic pain. A pelvic ultrasound revealed a nearly 12 cm complex solid mass in the area of her right ...

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Diagnosis of gastric band slippage at issue in med-mal action – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 18, 2008, the patient presented to the emergency room at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem with complaints of sudden vomiting, chest pains and abdominal pains after eating a piece of banana. She was an obese patient who had ...

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