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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Woman suffered sepsis after not taking antibiotics – $1.08 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old mother of two, woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in her back. She drove herself to the Emergency Room, where she came under the care of a board-certified emergency physician. The doctor ...

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After neck surgery, man’s breathing tube pull-out prompted brain injury – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

On April 24, 2017, the decedent was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend that was traveling on an interstate roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. As ...

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Confusion over baby’s heart report results in death – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

A 17-year-old single mother brought her 2-week-old son to a primary care physician for his first check-up. He had been born healthy with normal vital signs. The mother, a refugee who recently arrived to the U.S. and who did not ...

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Surgeon botched woman’s hernia repair – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 71-year-old wife and mother who dealt with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease for over two decades. In December 2015, she was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia and reflux disease. The defendant general ...

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Pressure injuries at nursing home led to man’s death – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, John Doe, was admitted to Woe Nursing Home for rehabilitation after placement of a pacemaker. At the time of admission, Doe had numerous pre-existing conditions including, but not limited to: Sick sinus syndrome; iron deficiency and anemia; coronary ...

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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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