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Woman killed by tractor-trailer while waiting for tow truck – $3,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Crystal A. Burgsteiner, a 27-year-old wife and mother of two young sons, was driving to her recently acquired job as a house cleaner when her car experienced mechanical problems. She proceeded to pull over safely, very close to the guardrail ...

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Bowel obstruction, sepsis led to death of N.C. teen – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical-malpractice action involved the wrongful death of a 16-year-old high school student in Eastern North Carolina. The parents took the decedent to the emergency room of a local hospital on three successive days with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea ...

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Plaintiff suffered MTBI in tractor-trailer collision – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2011, plaintiff was driving in the right lane on I-64 in Norfolk when the defendants’ tractor-trailer attempted to move from the left lane into the right lane. The truck hit plaintiff’s vehicle in the left rear quarter ...

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Decedent lost oxygen during orthopedic surgery – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 58-year-old man who suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After going to the emergency room of a hospital located in the mid-Atlantic region, he was evaluated prior to the necessary orthopedic surgery ...

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Operation on wrong spinal level led to numerous surgeries – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 39-year-old laborer and father of five children who was scheduled for outpatient hemilaminectomy and microdisctomy at L5-S1. Although the defendant neurosurgeon apparently used intraoperative fluoroscopy to mark the intended surgical level, he mistakenly performed the surgery ...

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Undiagnosed brain tumor caused vision and neurological issues – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

As of 2009, the plaintiff, a 51-year-old insurance specialist, was suffering from an undiagnosed trigeminal schwannoma (a non-cancerous brain tumor). In April 2009, she started to complain of blurred and double vision (diplopia), pressure behind the eyes and headaches. Based ...

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Biopsy tissue mix-up led to unnecessary mastectomy – $1,780,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 53-year-old woman, began experiencing pain and tenderness in her right breast in November 2011. A mammogram revealed scattered fibroglandular elements within the breast parenchyma. A targeted ultrasound revealed a solid nodule that could “represent either an intramammary ...

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Failure to perform surgery led to organ failure, death – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

A 49-year-old woman with a history of having undergone gastric bypass surgery approximately one year prior presented to the emergency department with 10/10 abdominal pain and a recent history of nausea and vomiting. She was given pain and anti-nausea medication ...

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