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Tag Archives: Judge Robert S. Brewbaker Jr.

Confusion over baby’s heart report results in death – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

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 ...

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Man died after sedation for outpatient endoscopy – $1.425 Million Settlement (access required)

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 ...

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Woman blinded during cataract surgery – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

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 ...

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Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement (access required)

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 ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

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 ...

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