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Tag Archives: Fredericksburg Circuit Court

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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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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Improper placement of feeding tube caused malnourishment – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

The case arises out of the failure to properly place a feeding tube in a patient. The patient subsequently became severely malnourished. As a result, the patient suffered brain damage resulting in permanent cognitive deficits. [17-T-209] Type of action: Medical ...

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Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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Small intestine perforated during gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

In August 2010, plaintiff, a 47-year-old financial analyst with the Department of Defense, saw the defendant gynecologist for longstanding pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids. A laparoscopic hysterectomy was planned. On Nov. 3, 2010, the defendant started the laparoscopic procedure ...

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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord ...

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