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Taking off the cap: Lawyer, senators target change in medical malpractice law (access required)

A Washington lawyer whose client was denied $33.4 million under Virginia’s medical malpractice cap has vowed to get the law changed. Joseph Cammarata says the cap on recovery works the greatest hardship on the most severely injured, including his client ...

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Spine fracture went undiagnosed — $5 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Paraplegia, neurogenic bowel and bladder Date resolved: 09/09/2020 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Amberley Gibbs Hammer, Chesapeake; Kevin T. Hadden, Harrisonburg Description of Case: Plaintiff suffered a ...

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81-year-old fell, later died — $690,000 settlement (access required)

Injuries alleged: Wrongful Death Date resolved: 11/10/2020 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $690,000 Attorney(s) for plaintiff (and city): Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr., Williamsburg Description of Case: Medical malpractice case of alleged personal injuries and wrongful death of 81-year-old resident ...

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Injury to ureter, severed during cancer surgery, went unrecognized — $6,500,000 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a right laparoscopic assisted hemicolectomy at Southside Regional Medical Center to remove an early stage colon cancer in July 2016. During the procedure, his right ureter was severed, but the surgeon did not realize it at the time. ...

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Do it again: Second depo allowed for witness who changed many answers (access required)

After the plaintiff in a medical malpractice wrongful death action submitted 72 changes to her deposition answers, a Virginia circuit judge allowed the defendants a second deposition to inquire about the changes. The Fairfax County case raised an issue occasionally ...

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Doctors misdiagnosed man with high risks for heart attack — $1.7 million settlement (access required)

A 53-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic with a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his arms, back and mouth. He reported that the pain sometimes also made his teeth hurt. The man’s risk factors were highly ...

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Plaintiff underwent three surgeries following complications of hip replacement — $1.05 million settlement (access required)

Defendant orthopedist performed a right total hip arthroplasty on the plaintiff. At the time of the surgery, the plaintiff was classified as morbidly obese and suffering from anemia. The plaintiff maintained that these conditions are known risk factors for complications ...

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