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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose cancer yields $5M verdict – $5 Million Verdict plus interest (access required)

Plaintiff Tiffany Pinto, 42, presented to the emergency room at Mary Immaculate Hospital on March 27, 2015, with complaints of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. An abdominal CT scan was ordered by the ER physician and Stuart Goldwag, M.D., an ...

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Va. Cir.: Family members can recover for wrongful fetal death (access required)

The Virginia Wrongful Death Act permits the distribution of damages to statutory beneficiaries of a fetus beyond only the natural mother. Background Plaintiff Ampara Lopez Healey lost her baby toward the end of her pregnancy, resulting in a stillborn birth. ...

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Gynecologist was not negligent in performing hysterectomy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Annette Clements alleged that the defendant gynecologist negligently injured her right ureter during a laparoscopic hysterectomy on May 14, 2014. The patient had been diagnosed with symptomatic fibroids and an enlarged uterus and authorized the defendant gynecologist to surgically remove ...

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Woman suffered brain damage, died at nursing home – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Jane Doe was a patient at a nursing home, rehabbing from a stroke. She had an underlying condition that required a tracheostomy and had a permanent trach. Doe was alert and summonsed help because she was having difficulty breathing. Help ...

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Towel left inside patient caused massive infection – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 49-year-old woman who had abdominal surgery in February 2015. The defendant surgeon closed her wound but left a blue surgical towel, measuring 22” x 16”, in the wound. Such towels are NEVER to be introduced into ...

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Doctors did not diagnose appendix cancer in 66-year-old – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

As of 2013, plaintiff, age 66, was generally healthy, independent, active and enjoying retirement with his wife. Following some urologic issues, he was seen at defendant urology practice. A CT urogram was ordered by defendant urologist and performed on July ...

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Implant reconstruction results in loss of breast – Defense Verdict (access required)

Marcie Laumann, age 46 and a lifelong diabetic, underwent bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction in August 2015 for breast cancer. Because of her diabetes and poorly controlled blood glucose, her breast wounds healed slowly. In fact, her right breast never ...

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Woman hurt in fall sued on-call doctor – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the emergency department at Sentara Obici on April 28, 2013, after tripping and falling face first on brick stairs, without anything to brace her fall. A CT Scan was ordered ...

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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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Doctor injury spinal nerve during biopsy – $1.85 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 33-year-old woman who underwent a lymph node biopsy in August 2011. During the procedure, the defendant ENT doctor transected the plaintiff’s spinal accessory nerve, causing permanent atrophy and paralysis of the trapezius muscle with significant pain, ...

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