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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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Doctor injury spinal nerve during biopsy – $1.85 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 33-year-old woman who underwent a lymph node biopsy in August 2011. During the procedure, the defendant ENT doctor transected the plaintiff’s spinal accessory nerve, causing permanent atrophy and paralysis of the trapezius muscle with significant pain, ...

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Doctor’s reconstruction surgery didn’t cause later complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

At age 3, plaintiff had a facial tumor removed from the right side of his face. As a result, the growth centers of his face were altered resulting in the right side being smaller. He had numerous surgeries over the ...

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Baby stillborn due to placental abruption, doctor prevails – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the hospital in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2014. The patient was 33 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain and continuous contractions. However, no contractions were ...

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Plaintiff claimed failure to deal with nerve injury in hand – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 9, 2013, plaintiff, a 46-year-old female, sustained two lacerations to her right wrist when she put her hand through a glass door. After transport to the emergency department, the defendant hand surgeon was called to evaluate the patient. ...

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Man in rehab removed window, fell – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Dana Jones filed suit on behalf of her husband, Raymond Jones, against a Lynchburg-area hospital system alleging various theories of medical malpractice. In January 2013, Mr. Jones suffered a stroke to the right side of his brain. Three months ...

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Abscess costs woman capacity to carry another child – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The patient went to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain two days after being discharged following the birth of her first child via C-section. A CT scan was read as possibly showing an abscess on her uterus, and ...

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Woman’s use of eyelids damaged in surgery – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Patient, a 70-year-old Taiwanese woman, sought cosmetic surgery to remove the “puffiness” in her eyelids. She went to defendant (plastic surgeon) who recommended a blepharoplasty (a procedure to remove fat from her eyelids). During the blepharoplasty, defendant severed the tendon ...

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Plaintiff claimed doctor injured urinary duct – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent sigmoid resection surgery by defendant surgeon for acute diverticulitis. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently transected her ureter, the urinary duct between the kidney and bladder. Plaintiff’s experts opined that the defendant should have identified, and if necessary, ...

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Man died during heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

William Johnson, age 51, had longstanding cardiac arrhythmia resulting in cardiomyopathy and a severely reduced ejection fraction (29 percent). In February 2015, he underwent an endocardial ablation procedure in an attempt to cure the arrhythmias. The procedure failed. On March ...

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