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Plaintiff claimed retained IUD led to years of abdominal pain – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent placement of a Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) at defendant OB/GYN practice in September 2006. On March 29, 2007, she presented to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital emergency department complaining of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Work-up was negative for ectopic ...

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Patient suffered necrotizing fasciitis after orthopedic surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 30, 2008, plaintiff, a 350-pound, 22-year-old man with pre-existing venous stasis issues, was in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident and admitted to the hospital for a broken left tibia and fibula, and other trauma injuries. The patient underwent closed ...

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Surgery for thyroid cancer results in paralyzed vocal cords – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 16, 2006, plaintiff underwent a total thyroidectomy and neck dissection to remove metastatic thyroid cancer that fully involved the thyroid gland and many lymph nodes in her neck. Defendant, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, performed the ...

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Patient with staph infection dies from epidural abscess – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 78-year-old, was admitted to the hospital and developed a Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection while hospitalized. Despite antibiotics, the patient continued to have positive cultures for MRSA and was transferred to Winchester Medical ...

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Woman suffers rectal injuries during surgery in Winchester – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Defendant doctor performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (“LAVH”) on the plaintiff, then 39 years old, in 2007. Plaintiff had suffered from menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual cycles. At the time of the surgery the plaintiff was earning approximately $45,000 per ...

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