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Six-week-old infant died after sepsis went undiagnosed – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

A six-week-old infant was admitted with a one-week history of projectile vomiting and an ultrasound consistent with the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis most often occurs between two to eight weeks of age; it is a postnatal thickening of ...

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Woman died from severe blood loss after childbirth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old pregnant woman who presented to a hospital on Nov. 4, 2007, at 41 and 6/7 weeks with ruptured membranes and mild contractions. The defendant obstetrician ordered the administration of pitocin to stimulate labor. Later that ...

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Patient had fatal seizure after receiving anesthesia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, a 50-year-old woman, was scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery at an outpatient surgery center. The defendant anesthesiologist planned to provide a regional interscalene block with general anesthesia. He performed the block by administering 40cc of 2 percent mepivacaine (or ...

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Patient’s health declined within first week of facility stay – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 76-year-old woman, was admitted to a skilled and long-term care facility where she was to undergo physical therapy following hospitalization for aggravation of a pre-existing compression fracture in her spine. Upon admission, she was noted to be alert ...

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Identity of driver at issue in wrongful death case – $1,880,385 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death litigation arose out of a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2013. Ikeyia Jones, age 18, was killed after being ejected from a speeding car that struck the brick wall of Blandford ...

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Decedent hit by tractor-trailer while turning into driveway – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 51-year-old male, suffered fatal injuries in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on a two-lane highway. The decedent was driving an automobile that was in the process of making a left tum into a driveway. The defendant, ...

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Beneficiaries needn’t apply settlement cash to medical bills – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 1, 2013, decedent was a pedestrian crossing Chain Bridge Road at its intersection with Laughlin Avenue in a marked crosswalk with a walk signal when she was hit by a vehicle driven by the defendant. At the time ...

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Lawyer sued after murder of process server (access required)

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It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...

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