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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Baby’s shoulder injured during birth – $2,320,335 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff’s mother was admitted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital on March 10, 2010, for labor and delivery. The prenatal course and labor were uneventful. At the time of delivery of the head, the defendant obstetrician recognized a shoulder dystocia ...

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Case of paralysis after neurosurgery settles – $1.975 Million Settlement (access required)

A malpractice suit was filed as a result of permanent paralysis following neurosurgery. Details are confidential. [18-T-112] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent Paralysis Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,975,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Dan Frith and Lauren Ellerman, ...

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Fairfax jury gives $20.5M for failure to diagnose tumor – $20.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a Kaiser Permanente oncologist providing poor follow-up care to a post-mastectomy patient with silicone implant reconstruction. Ultimately the patient developed a desmoid tumor, medial to her right implant, that grew uncontrollably to a large size and in ...

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Doctor stopped stroke protocol too soon – $2.5 Million Verdict (access required)

Devona Johnson, 45, collapsed at home. When she came to, she had a vision field cut and mental confusion. EMS brought her to a Primary Stroke Certified hospital where the stroke protocol was activated and she was evaluated by an ...

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Woman with drug problems suffered kidney damage – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 33-year-old female, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of left-sided leg and hip pain following a fall. She was also experiencing nausea and vomiting. She suffered longstanding neck and back pain from a prior automobile accident ...

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Man died following elective surgery, no one could say why – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 64, underwent elective sigmoid colectomy surgery performed by a general surgeon on Feb. 23, 2015, to correct diverticula and a fistula track that had developed between his cecum and bladder causing frequent infections. The surgery was uneventful and an ...

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Evidence supported punitives for understaffing (access required)

In three wrongful death suits in which the jury found liability and awarded punitive damages, the district court erred in finding that the plaintiffs failed to show an “aggravating factor” under North Carolina law that would support punitives. Extensive trial ...

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Man’s liver damaged during operation – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

During a laparoscopic cholyocystomy the surgeon caused extensive vasobiliary injuries, as evidenced by the imaging and post-surgical repairs: (1) The right hepatic artery was truncated very high, just beyond its origin; this vessel supplies the majority of oxygenated blood to ...

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Procedure attempting to stop pain damaged digestive system – $1.85 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the medical care at issue in December 2014, the plaintiff was 48 and employed as a Public Affairs Specialist. She had just been promoted five weeks before the procedure in question. The plaintiff is married, has ...

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