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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Testing for rare genetic mutation not standard of care – Defense Verdict (access required)

Patient died fol­lowing one cycle of FOLFOX che­motherapy after a diagnosis of Stage IIIB colon cancer. It was later deter­mined that patient had a rare genetic mutation that af­fected his ability to metabolize 5-FU, the active agent in FOLFOX. Adminis­trator ...

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Driver stopped at red light, did not look up before moving – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff and her mother had driven together to the plaintiff’s gym on May 20, 2014. The plaintiff’s mother, a native and part-time resident of the People’s Republic of China, decided to walk home from the gym at approximately 9:30 ...

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Employee’s murder was workplace ‘accident,’ judge rules (access required)

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The husband of a woman killed in a horrific 2013 robbery at a Richmond apartment complex had his $100 million wrongful death lawsuit tossed out of court last week because the murder was considered a work-related event. The ruling means ...

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Man died after gall bladder operation at VA hospital – $793,423.78 Verdict (access required)

This case was tried Oct. 24-25, 2016 as a bench trial. The plaintiff administrator al­leged and proved that the decedent William Lovell died on Feb. 18, 2012, as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during a Jan. 30, 2012, ...

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Woman’s car crushed when dump truck overturned after curve – $1,103,580 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 18, 2015, the decedent, Gwendo­lyn L. Gray, stopped to get gas at the Car­oline Supermarket, which is located at the intersection of Partlow Road, Ladysmith Road, and Anderson Mill Road in Caroline County. Immediately to the east of ...

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Patient took his life after alleged wrong prescription – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

The estate of a 33-year-old asserted a claim that Adderall was wrongly prescribed to the deceased while he was a patient at a psychiatric facility, and that outpatient therapy thereafter failed to provide necessary counseling that was required, due to ...

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‘Black Box’ data key in auto death case – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was an 85-year-old widowed female who was in reasonably good health, living alone and self-sufficient. She was a driver killed in a two-vehicle intersection collision. She had been proceeding straight on Braddock Road and the other driver, going ...

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Patient died due to reversed chemo medication instructions – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Doe, 53, was diagnosed in 2005 with a brain tumor called a glio­blastoma. Via aggressive treat­ment in an NIH clinical trial, he was doing well. In 2015, Doe was transferred back to his treating oncologist, Dr. Roe. Roe prescribed two ...

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Death case against rehab center settled, claim continues – $500,000 Partial Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 58-year-old man, was found lying in a median of a four-lane highway next to his mo­tor scooter late at night. Rescue squad delivered him to a hospital emergency department, he was examined by emergency depart­ment physician, found ...

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