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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Woman’s bowel injured during hysterectomy – $1 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy for excessive bleeding.  During the procedure, defendant OB-GYN injured the bowel and right ureter without recognizing the injuries. Plaintiff was discharged and sent home the same day. Over the next few days, plaintiff contacted ...

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Doctor sued, suspended on allegations of repeat negligence (access required)

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A Henrico County radiologist who once practiced law in Virginia has been summarily suspended from medical practice amid allegations of repeatedly missing signs of cancer in his patients’ mammograms. Michael J. Bigg’s practice constituted a danger to public health or ...

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Baby died after failure to give antibiotics or test for meningitis — $1.55 million settlement (access required)

On July 18, 2018, plaintiff brought her 3-month-old son to his pediatrician’s office as soon as it opened after he awoke that morning with a 103.9 degree fever and had refused feeding. The pediatrician noted that the baby’s fever was ...

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Man hurt by improper positioning during long surgery — $950,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old man who was diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer.  He underwent a robotic radical prostatectomy with the da Vinci robot. During surgery, plaintiff was placed in the Trendelenburg lithotomy position, a head-down position similar to that ...

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Discovery misstep nets $21K in sanctions (access required)

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Despite a “suspicious” omission of unfavorable medical information, a Norfolk judge refused to hobble a medical malpractice case because the plaintiff and his lawyer dragged their feet in supplementing discovery responses. The defendant hospital claimed there was a “blatant abuse ...

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