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Patient dies after small bowel perforation went undetected – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was a 46-year-old mother of five.  She underwent a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (“LSH”), a procedure where the uterus is removed but the cervix is preserved, in October 2009.  During the procedure, defendant gynecological surgeon caused a 5 ...

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Man with history of DVT not sent to hospital – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

In June 2011, a 47-year-old married father of two went to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of shortness of breath. The PCP ordered testing and concluded that his symptoms were “asthmatic in quality.” Two days later, plaintiff ...

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Man with elevated liver readings not referred to specialist – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was treated by a family practice group for over 20 years. The case concerns this group’s failure to refer to the decedent to a specialist for chronically elevated liver function test values and/or to advise him that he had ...

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Man with sleep apnea died after shoulder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 49-year-old married father of three adult children who underwent rotator cuff repair surgery at Mary Washington Hospital in March 2007. Dr. Eglevsky was the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery and Dr. Dorman was the ...

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Pressure ulcer turned fatal during nursing home stay – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 92-year-old female, was placed at a nursing home for one-week respite care while her daughter, who provided home care, went on a one week vacation. Decedent was diagnosed with advance dementia, hypertension (high blood pressure), peripheral arterial ...

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Patient died following three consecutive colonoscopies – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

This claim involved the death of a 39-year-old male, survived by a sole beneficiary, his wife.  He presented to the defendant gastroenterologist with a history of morbid obesity, a reported weight loss of 80 pounds in less than three months, ...

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Radiologist failed to diagnose renal cancer in early stage – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old woman, presented to the emergency room on April 12, 2008, with complaints of abdominal and chest pain. The treating emergency room physician ordered an abdominal/ pelvic CT scan with contrast, and specified a suspected appendicitis as ...

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Failure-to-warn rule tightened in van case (access required)

A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...

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