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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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Electrical burn injuries to child net additional settlement – $10,570,001.64 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was 7 years old at the time that he suffered his injuries. He was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on his ...

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Brain injury led to loss of employment, total disability – $1,450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff had stopped his 2006 Pontiac G-6 at a red traffic signal in Isle of Wight County. A 2006 International Van Truck driven by defendant, who was not paying attention, collided with the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle at a speed ...

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Cause of defendant’s behind-the-wheel blackout questioned – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on High Street in Portsmouth when the defendant, who was driving in the scope of his employment, crossed over the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant contended that he had an unforeseen medical emergency causing ...

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Delay in treatment led to vision loss, plaintiff claims – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 22, 2009, the plaintiff was seen by the defendant neuro-opthalmologist for evaluation.  The plaintiff reported a history of approximately six months of intermittent bilateral blurred vision and the acute onset of flashes of light bilaterally, which would encompass ...

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