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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Suit claimed 85-year-old was treated poorly at nursing home – $487,500 settlement (access required)

Decedent was 85 years old when she entered the nursing home for physical rehabilitation after suffering from a cerebral injury and some mental diminishment. The nursing home records indicate that while at the facility, decedent was neglected, poorly fed and ...

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Woman claimed ureter damage during hysterectomy – Defense verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by plaintiff following a total abdominal hysterectomy that was performed in 2013. Plaintiff had consulted the defendants with complaints of heavy menses; it was later discovered that the plaintiff had three large uterine fibroids. The decision ...

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Woman reacted to drugs after colon surgery – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

A 41-year-old woman presented to the hospital for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Her post-operative pain was managed by lidocaine. She later developed lidocaine toxicity and the lidocaine was discontinued; however, the patient then developed anaphylaxis. The doctor ordered an EPI ...

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Intestine was cut during gallbladder surgery – $975,000 settlement (access required)

Because of ongoing abdominal pain, plaintiff planned an elective cholecystectomy in September 2017. Instead, because of pain associated with gallbladder disease, plaintiff’s surgery was moved up and the counseling physician’s surgical partner was scheduled to perform the procedure. Plaintiff had ...

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Surgical pad was left inside colon cancer patient’s body – $1.25 million verdict (access required)

Having been diagnosed with colon cancer, plaintiff Waverly Adcock, a 47-year-old male, underwent a colon resection on Aug. 31, 2016, at Augusta Regional Medical Center. A week later he presented to the hospital, where an anastomotic leak was diagnosed. Adcock ...

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