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Towel left inside patient caused massive infection – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 49-year-old woman who had abdominal surgery in February 2015. The defendant surgeon closed her wound but left a blue surgical towel, measuring 22” x 16”, in the wound. Such towels are NEVER to be introduced into ...

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Mom had history of birth with dystocia, baby has Erb’s palsy – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff mother was admitted to the hospital in the care of her obstetric group following an office visit at 39 weeks with signs of labor. She suffered from obesity. The obstetrical group was aware of a history of prior ...

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Doctors did not diagnose appendix cancer in 66-year-old – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

As of 2013, plaintiff, age 66, was generally healthy, independent, active and enjoying retirement with his wife. Following some urologic issues, he was seen at defendant urology practice. A CT urogram was ordered by defendant urologist and performed on July ...

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Man suffers spine injury in rear-ender inside Tunnel – $295,000 Settlement (access required)

On a rainy day, traffic came to an abrupt stop inside the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and plaintiff was rear-ended. The defendant blamed the considerable amount of water on the roadway for not being able to stop in time. Plaintiff initially ...

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Implant reconstruction results in loss of breast – Defense Verdict (access required)

Marcie Laumann, age 46 and a lifelong diabetic, underwent bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction in August 2015 for breast cancer. Because of her diabetes and poorly controlled blood glucose, her breast wounds healed slowly. In fact, her right breast never ...

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Man in bucket truck hurt in wreck with tractor-trailer – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a Hampton Roads city employee, was operating a large bucket truck maintaining road signs in a sequence with two other city large vehicles. Large signal arrows and flashers visually lit up when he was struck from behind. Defendant, a ...

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Woman hurt in fall sued on-call doctor – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the emergency department at Sentara Obici on April 28, 2013, after tripping and falling face first on brick stairs, without anything to brace her fall. A CT Scan was ordered ...

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Woman rear-ended, suffered concussion; PTSD was issue – $246,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff driver was hit from the rear with minimal property damage. She suffered injuries to her back and a concussion. Plaintiff did office work and had resulting problems with executive functioning and short-term memory. Plaintiff had prior similar problems but ...

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