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Defense verdict reached in $2M medical malpractice claim

Type of action: Medical malpractice

Name of case: Self v. Centra Medical Group, et al.

Court: Lynchburg Circuit Court

Case no.: CL-17000520

Tried before: Jury

Name of judge or mediator: Judge F. Patrick Yeatts

Date resolved: 4/1/2022

Demand: $2,000,000

Verdict or settlement: Verdict

Amount: $0 (defense)

Attorneys for defendant (and city): Ed McNelis and Chris Quirk, Richmond

Description of case: The plaintiff, a woman in her early 40s, underwent a bilateral breast reduction for macromastia. Following the procedure, she developed severe complications, resulting in a three-week hospitalization, two revision surgeries and scarring and deformity around the surgical site.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant surgeon caused these injuries by negligently performing her breast reduction. Prior to trial, Centra Medical Group was voluntarily dismissed and the case proceeded against the surgeon. After a five-day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defense.

Chris Quirk, counsel for the defendant, provided case information.