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Claim against ER doc in death case struck – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case involving emergency medical treatment provided to the plaintiff, at the Loudoun Hospital Center on Oct. 30, 2004. At the time of presentation, the ER physician defendant was told that the plaintiff had recently had ...

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Court orders record sanction against Charlottesville lawyer (access required)

In what appears to be the final trial court chapter of a tangled Charlottesville legal saga, a judge has imposed $542,000 in sanctions against attorney Matthew B. Murray for hiding evidence and trying to deflect blame for lapses in his ...

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Case over failure to diagnose prostate cancer settles – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

Due to a rise in patient’s PSA (prostate specific antigen—a marker for potential prostate cancer), patient’s primary physician referred him to a urologist who recommended a prostate biopsy to determine if the cause of the rise in PSA was due ...

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Psychiatric patient committed suicide while at hospital – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, a 23-year-old man who suffered from schizophrenia, was voluntarily admitted to the defendant psychiatric hospital for worsening symptoms associated with his condition. Upon admission, he denied suicidal ideation, but reported an overwhelming sense of dread, and stated ...

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Wrongful death of infant settled prior to litigation – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the alleged mismanagement of the high-risk labor and delivery of a pregestational insulin-dependent diabetic mother. For a period of over 26 hours during labor, the mother was not given insulin despite elevated blood sugar levels upon admission ...

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Man dies from pulmonary embolism, misdiagnosis claimed – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, age 40, suffered a fracture of his tibia after being struck by a tree. He was evaluated in an emergency department, diagnosed with a fracture and referred to an orthopedist. Over the course of the next several ...

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