Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Appendicitis goes unreported initially, leads to complications – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2016, Alexander Nelson underwent a colonoscopy after which he suffered abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The next day, Aug. 16,  Nelson saw his gastroenterologist who referred him to the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Emergency Department for a CT ...

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Supreme Court of Va.: Expert testimony didn’t show causation in med-mal suit (access required)

The plaintiff’s medical expert, who was preferred only to opine on the standard of care in performing a hysterectomy, could not present testimony on whether and how the patient’s outcome would have been different had the defendant called for a ...

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Improper placement of feeding tube caused malnourishment – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

The case arises out of the failure to properly place a feeding tube in a patient. The patient subsequently became severely malnourished. As a result, the patient suffered brain damage resulting in permanent cognitive deficits. [17-T-209] Type of action: Medical ...

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Patient at facility was given another patient’s meds – $497,500 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, had been a resident of Covington Manor, an assisted living facility located in Alleghany County, for approximately 20 years. The decedent had suffered from a lifelong history of substance abuse and mental illness which led him ...

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Woman lost vision in one eye after surgery – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 62-year-old woman, underwent a bilateral blepharoplasty to treat floppy lid syndrome which limited her ability to work. Following surgery, she developed complications in her left eye which resulted in blindness. Due to complete vision loss in her ...

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Training materials relevant to standard of care (access required)

A convalescent center must produce various training materials as relevant to the applicable standard of care in a wrongful death action, the court ordered, though the materials in this case will be subject to a protective order. Plaintiff Patrick Lee ...

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