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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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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Preterm labor not detected during visit with OB – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 12, 2007, the plaintiff mother presented to the defendant obstetrician at 26 weeks gestation with complaints of decreased fetal movement and cramping since the previous evening that was occurring every five minutes and lasting two minutes at the ...

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Delivery methods met standard of care, defense experts claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

During the plaintiff mother’s delivery on Jan. 22, 2010, 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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Stomach perforation occurred during removal of polyp – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 15, 2005, an 80-year-old female patient underwent an upper endoscopy to determine the cause of her complaints of difficulty swallowing. Prior to the endoscopy, the patient had reported that food was becoming lodged in her mid-sternal area. She ...

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Teen pedestrian struck and killed on dark highway – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case stems from an accident that happened on July 31, 2010, around 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 13 in Accomac, just north of the intersection with Daugherty Road. The roadway in this area is not lighted. As defendant was driving ...

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Experts claim spine surgery would have been inevitable – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was evaluated by his primary care physician for complaints of back pain after a football game. He was referred to defendants for X-rays of the lumbar spine which defendant physician interpreted as normal. Eight months later, another set of ...

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Plaintiffs claim acetaminophen toxicity led to child’s liver failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 17, 2008, a 6-year-old girl suffered fulminant liver failure and encephalopathy, necessitating a liver transplant and leading to permanent brain injury. The plaintiffs claimed that the child’s liver failed as a result of acetaminophen she received in the ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon should have used different instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 54 years old when he first presented to defendant otolaryngologist in November 2003 for symptoms of occasional difficulty swallowing and choking and complaints of spitting out undigested food due to a Zenker’s diverticulum (“ZD”). Defendant repaired the diverticulum ...

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