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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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Jury considers whether death was related to fall – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the decedent, an 87-year-old female, was dropped from an Invacare Hoyer lift on Aug. 21, 2010. The fall resulted in multiple rib fractures, splenic laceration and ultimately pneumonia that led in continuous sequence until the decedent died ...

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Perforation during catheter placement results in death – $578,500 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was 60 years old with five adult children, none of whom was financially dependent.  She had a number of co-morbidities including diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension, end stage renal failure, pulmonary edema and morbid obesity. Decedent, however, lived independently ...

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Federal and county government sued over black ice on highway – $712,500 Settlement (access required)

The collision giving rise to the case occurred early in the morning on a cold day in January. Plaintiffs’ decedent was driving eastbound on the Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland when a westbound SUV crossed the median. The vehicles collided ...

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Family doctor failed to investigate patient’s elevated liver enzymes – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant was the primary care physician for the plaintiff’s decedent for approximately 12 years. During that 12-year period, the decedent saw the defendant more than 40 times, and underwent more than 20 separate blood studies. Each study showed elevated ...

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Defendant gave conflicting accounts of bicycle/pedestrian wreck – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was an 80-year-old woman who was taking her daily morning walk on the Washington/Old Dominion recreational trail in Arlington County. At the junction of Four Mile Run and Columbia Pile, she was hit in the back by ...

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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Plaintiff’s counsel focused on video interviews in death case – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant attempted to make a left turn from a side street onto a four-lane road without yielding to oncoming traffic. Defendant’s sedan hit the rear quarter panel of the passenger side of the victim’s pick-up truck, sending it into ...

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Teen pedestrian struck and killed on dark highway – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case stems from an accident that happened on July 31, 2010, around 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 13 in Accomac, just north of the intersection with Daugherty Road. The roadway in this area is not lighted. As defendant was driving ...

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