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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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Consent to terminate pregnancy at issue in med mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a medical termination of pregnancy and bilateral tubal ligation procedure. She claimed she consented to the procedures due to a heart condition, which she subsequently learned did not exist. The defendant OB/GYN physician maintained the plaintiff herself requested ...

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Defendants say plaintiff knew risks, but gave her consent – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...

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Goiter misdiagnosed as COPD – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleges that the defendant, a family practice physician, failed to properly and timely diagnose a goiter, and failed to timely refer him to a surgeon. He also alleges that the defendant misdiagnosed him with COPD and incorrectly treated him ...

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