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Gynecologist did not violate standard of care in IUD removal — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent dental injuries and mild traumatic brain injury following fall from table Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge James C. Lewis Date resolved: 9/23/2021 Demand: ...

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Intensivist found not liable for heart surgery complications — (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Paraplegia and total loss of bowel and bladder. Court: Charlottesville City Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-451 Tried before: Jury Name of judge: Judge Richard Moore Date resolved: 02/12/2021 Special damages: Past medical ...

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Woman sued over issues with breast reconstruction – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. She then underwent a two-stage breast reconstruction surgery using tissue expanders by the defendant plastic surgeon. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant failed to provide alternative surgical options, such as autologous-tissue reconstruction, and failed to ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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Jury finds no written contract with insurance agent – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s house burned down. The homeowner’s carrier denied the claim for a material misrepresentation in the application. Plaintiff denied a bankruptcy in the application. Plaintiff had filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 14, 2014. Plaintiff filled out the homeowner’s application on ...

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Passenger gets one driver’s limits, gets defense verdict from other – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a two-car collision. One driver settled for her policy limits. The remaining driver and defendant denied liability and brought the case to trial. Following the presentation of testimony and evidence, the jury returned a ...

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Doctor’s reconstruction surgery didn’t cause later complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

At age 3, plaintiff had a facial tumor removed from the right side of his face. As a result, the growth centers of his face were altered resulting in the right side being smaller. He had numerous surgeries over the ...

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Man died during heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

William Johnson, age 51, had longstanding cardiac arrhythmia resulting in cardiomyopathy and a severely reduced ejection fraction (29 percent). In February 2015, he underwent an endocardial ablation procedure in an attempt to cure the arrhythmias. The procedure failed. On March ...

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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Jury finds for police officer in tort suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

A two-day trial that returned a verdict in favor of Richmond police officer Eric Allen on a complaint by plaintiff demanding $300,000 in com­pensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages based upon claims of assault and battery, false impris­onment, and ...

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