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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Case of shoulder dystocia delivery settled – $1,100,00 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, and his mother, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder-dystocia delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that an inexperienced obstetrician incorrectly performed maneuvers to release the dystocia, and as a result, the child suffered a severe brachial plexus ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Man’s femoral nerve was severed during hip replacement – $4 Million Verdict (access required)

An African-American male, 46, presented to Dr. Dalton for a hip replacement. He was the father of six and operated a towing/salvage business in Richmond. He was persuaded to consent to an anterior approach total hip replacement. The procedure took ...

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Nursing home resident fell, died – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged personal injuries and wrongful death of 88-year-old resident due to fall. [18-T-137] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death Date resolved: Nov. 5, 2018 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $750,000.00 ...

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Cardiac patient died during oral surgery – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old wife and mother of two with a significant congenital heart condition resulting in a severely diminished ejection fraction, atrial flutter and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. In January 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was referred to the defendant oral surgeon ...

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Man went to ER for kidney stone, had gangrene in bowels – $1,450,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 27-year-old male who had presented to the hospital emergency department on Sept. 21, 2015, with acute onset flank and abdominal pain. CT exam revealed a kidney stone. He was treated and discharged with instructions. The complaints ...

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Artist blinded during retinal detachment surgery – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 58-year-old artist, was permanently blinded in one eye after undergoing an outpatient surgery for a retinal detachment. The defendant retinal surgeon performed a pneumatic retinopexy, which requires an injection of expansile gas into the patient’s eye to ...

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Parents’ claim for damages to child in utero dismissed (access required)

Parents’ claims for medical expenses incurred on behalf of a child injured in utero were barred, as such claims are derivative of a child’s personal injury claim, and in this case no claims were brought in the child’s name. Background ...

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Man died while anesthesiologist was called to handle two different patients – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

This case involved the wrongful death of a 32-year-old man who was survived by his mother and adult brother. The individual anesthesiologist was nonsuited and the case proceeded to trial against his employer at the time of the events, Sheridan ...

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