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Tag Archives: Newport News Circuit Court

Suit claimed suture device broke during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This hybrid medi­cal malpractice/prod­ucts liability case was filed against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Ethicon) and several of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Plaintiff had a pre-operative EKG prior to an elec­tive laparoscopic Nis­sen fundoplication hia­tal hernia surgery. The EKG was returned substantially abnor­mal ...

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Car wreck exacerbated long-time neck, back issues – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an insur­ance agent, was hit on her driver’s side door at an intersec­tion by the defendant who ran a red light. Plaintiff suffered neck injuries exacerbating longstanding neck and back injuries and re-injuring prior sur­gical sites in her cervi­cal ...

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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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Extent of shoulder injuries was issue in rear-ender suit – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a rear-end collision that resulted in minimal damage to both vehicles. The defendant stipulated to liability. The defendant was un­able to appear at trial because of age-related health problems and testified by deposition that she was travel­ing about ...

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Hospital Must Produce Medical Record Metadata (access required)

A Newport News Circuit Court grants a med-mal plaintiff’s motion to enforce a subpoena duces tecum seeking plaintiff’s hospital medical records, including all audit trails and metadata; although the hospital prefers plaintiff review the records at a hos­pital terminal, the ...

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Wrongful death case brought over delayed communication – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice case alleged the wrongful death of a 75-year-old due to delayed communication of cancer diagnosis. [15-T-208]   Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Newport News Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000.00 ...

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