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Surgeon prevails in suit for failure to handle gastric surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 18, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent, a 28-year-old male with history of “slipped” laparoscopic gastric band presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s emergency department for symptoms consisted with band complications. The patient was worked up by the emergency department staff, had ...

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Woman’s bladder injured during hysterectomy – $1,010,910 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy, later converted to an open procedure, on Oct. 3, 2013, performed by the defendant OB-GYN and his partner. In the three days following surgery, plaintiff was unable to void, with suspicion of ...

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Teen died after failure to diagnose bacterial endocarditis – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

In February 2017, a 16-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, presented to his primary care physician’s office with a chief complaint of coughing up blood after approximately two weeks of sickness. His symptoms also included fever, weakness, congestion, and coughing. ...

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Mechanic suffered hurt hand, leg in car wreck – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a typical two-car collision as the defendant driver turned left through an intersection where the plaintiff had a solid green light for some distance. The defendant was operating a van for a medical oxygen company ...

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Plaintiffs in jet ski accident settle for $1.6M – $1,616,600 Settlement (access required)

The defendant, a life-long water-skier, had approximately 20 years of accident-free experience operating jet skis on Lake Gaston. Prior to the voyage that resulted in the plaintiff’s being injured, the defendant ensured that all his passengers wore life-jackets, went over ...

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Doctor prevails in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During a delivery on May 16, 2003, the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant performed various delivery maneuvers to safely deliver the plaintiff including the McRobert’s position, suprapubic pressure, Rubin’s, and delivery of ...

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