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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Plaintiff claimed use of soap caused necrosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff fell from a ladder at his home on Nov. 14, 2013; several hours later he discovered that a roofing nail had punctured his abdomen during his fall. He presented to the defendants’ urgent care facility for evaluation about two ...

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Surgeon prevails in suit for failure to handle gastric surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 18, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent, a 28-year-old male with history of “slipped” laparoscopic gastric band presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s emergency department for symptoms consisted with band complications. The patient was worked up by the emergency department staff, had ...

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Woman’s bladder injured during hysterectomy – $1,010,910 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy, later converted to an open procedure, on Oct. 3, 2013, performed by the defendant OB-GYN and his partner. In the three days following surgery, plaintiff was unable to void, with suspicion of ...

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Med-mal birth injury claim accrued at child’s second birthday (access required)

A medical malpractice claim for injuries sustained during childbirth did not accrue until the child’s second birthday because unrebutted expert testimony indicated that the cause of the injury could not have been determined before that date. Background Erick, a minor ...

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Teen died after failure to diagnose bacterial endocarditis – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

In February 2017, a 16-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, presented to his primary care physician’s office with a chief complaint of coughing up blood after approximately two weeks of sickness. His symptoms also included fever, weakness, congestion, and coughing. ...

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Superseding cause jury instruction properly given (access required)

Where the jury returned a defense verdict in this medical malpractice case, plaintiff’s motion for a new trial is denied because, among other reasons, the jury was correctly instructed on superseding cause, a defense expert’s testimony was properly admitted, and ...

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Doctor prevails in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During a delivery on May 16, 2003, the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant performed various delivery maneuvers to safely deliver the plaintiff including the McRobert’s position, suprapubic pressure, Rubin’s, and delivery of ...

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Back surgery leaves woman with weakness, paralysis – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy, osteophytectomy and arthrodesis C3-4, C4-5 and C5-6 using intervertebral disc spacers and an anterior cervical plates extending from C3-C4 to C5-6. After finishing at C3-4, the defendant neurosurgeon turned his attention to the C4-5 ...

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