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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence against a defendant radiologist regarding the interpretation of a CT scan without contrast on May 14, 2017. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the defendant radiologist was negligent in failing to report findings consistent with a small bowel obstruction ...

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Surgeon’s mistake cost young woman a career as nurse – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 22-year-old woman who had injured her shoulder playing collegiate softball. She consulted the defendant, an orthopedic surgeon, who diagnosed her with right shoulder posterior labral tear, partial thickness biceps tendon tear and possible superior labral tear. ...

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Delay in treatment resulted in septic shock, death – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

On the afternoon of Jan. 23, 2018, the decedent, a 32-year-old mentally handicapped patient, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department via EMS. Due to patient volume, EMS transferred care of the patient to the hospital’s nursing staff in the ...

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Eleven-year med-mal saga ends in settlement – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The malpractice occurred in 2007. Suit was originally filed in 2008. The case went to trial in 2011 and resulted in a defense verdict. The verdict was set aside based on alleged juror misconduct. The case was reset for trial ...

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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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Amputation required after leg surgery – $4.5M verdict (access required)

On Sept. 4, 2016, Dwayne Kenney suffered a leg fracture from a motorcycle accident, which defendant Cyrus Kump, II, MD at OrthoVirginia in Richmond repaired by open reduction, internal fixation surgery on Sept. 8, 2016. On Dec. 16, 2016, Dr. ...

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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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Plaintiff awarded $2.2 million for botched surgery (access required)

Where the doctors did not adequately inform the patient about the specific risks of the surgery or a reasonable alternative, and failed to perform certain pre-surgery procedures and made errors during the surgery, the plaintiff is entitled to recover $2.2 ...

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Girl died after improper intubation for med overdose – $1 million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s daughter (decedent) was 16 years old and took an overdose of prescription medicine in an apparent attempt at suicide. The girl’s mother found her on her bed semiconscious and called 9-1-1. Since her father was an officer in the ...

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