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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Doctor sued after prescribed medication caused neurological disorder – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old woman with a long and complicated history of psychiatric illness. She came under the care of the defendant psychiatrist at the Hampton-Newport News CSB in April 2010 and remained under his care until June 2014. During ...

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Radiation plan administered to wrong side of body – $500,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 60 at the time of the events in question, presented with inflamed lymph nodes in her neck. Following biopsy and surgical removal, plaintiff was diagnosed with a rare intranodal spindle cell melanoma. Three of 59 right cervical lymph ...

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Woman died from rare complication of the flu – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 55-year-old otherwise healthy female who presented to the defendant family practice on a Friday afternoon in February with a history of fever, chills, nasal congestion and a sore throat that made it difficult to swallow. ...

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Med-mal case settled prior to filing – $1,150,000 settlement (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case that settled just prior to suit being filed. The parties have agreed to keep all other matters confidential. [19-T-227] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,150,000 Attorneys for plaintiff: Irvin ...

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After tubal surgery, woman sues for wrongful conception – Defense verdict (access required)

On June 19, 2014, plaintiff underwent a bilateral tubal fulguration performed by the defendant OB-GYN. On Aug. 19, 2014, plaintiff returned to the defendant pregnant. The pregnancy ended in a miscarriage one month later. Following the miscarriage, plaintiff became pregnant ...

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Infectious death case incorrectly dismissed (access required)

Where plaintiff’s experts testified that had defendant doctors promptly diagnosed and treated the pregnant decedent’s infection she might not have died, this evidence was sufficient to survive defendants’ motion to strike at trial. The trial court erred by granting the ...

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Plaintiff’s case doomed by her own expert’s testimony (access required)

Where the plaintiff’s own expert during a deposition refused to express her opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the plaintiff aspi­rated thin liquids, the defect could not be cured with a later-submitted affidavit. Background In this medical ...

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Lawyer sued over laser treatment, defendants prevail – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a lawyer, alleged that defendants negligently failed to advise her of all of the risks and potential complications of a cosmetic laser procedure. Plaintiff claimed that defendants disregarded contraindications to the procedure; as a result, plaintiff suffered permanent scarring, ...

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Woman died during elective spine surgery – $1.6 million verdict (access required)

This case arose out of the cardiac arrest and subsequent death of decedent, a 75-year-old woman during elective spine surgery. Plaintiff claimed that she suffered cardiac arrest as a result of hypovolemic shock from blood loss during the procedure that ...

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