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Tag Archives: Judge Joanna Fitzpatrick

Suit alleged obstetrician mismanaged delivery – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder dystocia delivery. Plaintiff alleged that the obstetrician should have recommended a Caesarean section which would have avoided the dystocia and the resultant brachial plexus injury. [19-T-120] Type of ...

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Obese man suffered brain damage after elective surgery – $2,150,000 Settlement (access required)

John Doe, 24, was scheduled for elective gall bladder removal. Due to morbid obesity, a sleep study had been ordered to check for sleep apnea. Surgery was scheduled without the sleep apnea results. The plan was for an overnight admission ...

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Oral specialist failed to diagnose mouth cancer – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old male professional, was referred by his general dentist to an oral specialist to assess and treat an oral lesion with an appearance consistent with potential cancer. The oral specialist assumed that the oral lesion was not cancerous ...

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Intellectually disabled women sue over forced abortions – $5 Million Settlement (access required)

Two intellectually disabled women who were wards of the District of Columbia sued the District for consenting to abortions without due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was initially filed as a class action challenging the ...

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Car wreck case settled for $500K over available insurance – $1,473,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 2, 2015, a defendant dump truck driver rounded a blind curve on Evergreen Mill Road near Aldie. The dump-truck driver failed to heed warning signs and rumble strips cautioning drivers to watch for stopped vehicles. The dump truck ...

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