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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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Man dies after delay in detecting bleeding – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 24, 2009, decedent underwent rotator cuff repair surgery. In the early hours of Feb. 25, decedent complained of severe abdominal pain and he was noted to be hypotensive. Decedent’s nurse notified the hospitalist who ordered Protonix and Maalox. ...

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Physician blamed for failing to detect ruptured diaphragm – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 76-year-old decedent was involved in a motor vehicle accident on April 1 and was admitted to the hospital under the care of the defendant family care physician. Among other things, studies revealed a left pulmonary contusion, atelectasis of the ...

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