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Newborn died following complications from cardiac catheterization – $1,275,000 Settlement (access required)

The newborn decedent was a twin who died on the ninth day of life. The twin was born prematurely at a gestational age of 33 weeks and 5 days, with a birth weight of 4.2 pounds. He was diagnosed prenatally ...

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Patient with history of gastric reflux died after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 47 years old when he was admitted to Danville Regional Medical Center on April 15, 2008, for a split thickness skin graft to his right forefoot. He never had been under general anesthesia. During his pre-operative assessment, the ...

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Toddler died due to complications of anesthesia – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 21 months, died following the administration of anesthesia for an elective surgery. The child was born prematurely at a gestational age of 28 weeks, with a birth weight of 1.4 pounds. He was born with ambiguous genitalia ...

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Plaintiff claims timelier procedure would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 39-year-old married police officer with two young sons. For a few weeks, the decedent had been struggling with headaches that had caused him to come home from work early on several occasions. The headaches were accompanied ...

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Missed diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis leads to teen’s death – $455,000 settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 17-year-old female who presented to a community hospital emergency department with a history of severe right leg pain and swelling beginning after a surgical abortion performed five days earlier. The emergency room physician did not calculate ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose neck fracture visible on X-ray – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

As of December 2012, the plaintiff, 83, was the primary caretaker of his wife of more than 60 years and their mentally challenged adult son. He was a retired Air Force chaplain who had been awarded a Bronze Star for ...

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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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Criminal proceedings in arson case revitalized wrongful death suit – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs’ decedent died two days after suffering burns covering 60 percent of his body in a residential house fire that occurred in Nelson County on Aug. 2, 2009. Plaintiffs retained counsel and considered filing a case shortly after the fire, ...

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