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Judge Robert S. Brewbaker Jr.

Mar 31, 2019

Confusion over baby’s heart report results in death – $1.4 Million Settlement

A 17-year-old single mother brought her 2-week-old son to a primary care physician for his first check-up. He had been born healthy with normal vital signs. The mother, a refugee who recently arrived to the U.S. and who did not speak English, reported to the doctor that she had observed him experiencing episodes of rapid […]

Mar 17, 2019

Man died after sedation for outpatient endoscopy – $1.425 Million Settlement

The decedent experienced cardiac arrest during an outpatient endoscopy and passed away several weeks later without regaining consciousness, leaving behind a wife and three adult children. Plaintiff contended that the nurse anesthetist negligently used large, one-size-fits-all bolus doses of Propofol to sedate the decedent before the procedure. Plaintiff contended that the decedent suffered respira[...]

Aug 17, 2018

Woman blinded during cataract surgery – $600,000 Settlement

The plaintiff was a 64-year-old retired IT professional who was blinded in one eye during the administration of anesthetic for elective cataract extraction involving her right eye. The defendant anesthesiologist attempted a peribulbar block, in which local anesthetic should be injected into the muscle surrounding the eye, but not within the globe of the eye […]

Jun 18, 2018

Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 60-year-old divorced man survived by his adult daughter, was fatally injured in an auto collision on one of the many Tidewater bridge crossings. Decedent, driving an old model sedan with a rear-mounted gas tank, was stopped for backed-up traffic when he was rear-ended by a distracted driver traveling 63 MPH. Defendant’s vehicle […]

Dec 12, 2017

Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter (IO) was placed in the right tibial plateau for the emergent administration of medications. An […]

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