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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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Man suffered cramps, pain, waited two days to go to ER – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a mid-50s medical professional, presented to urgent care with complaints of nausea, gas, abdominal cramps and pain. The urgent care physician performed a detailed assessment and noted some mild tenderness to deep palpation on the right side, but what ...

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Child died of sepsis, NP misdiagnosed ailment – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 3 ½-year-old child who presented to her pediatrician’s office with complaints of vomiting and high fever. The decedent was seen only by a nurse practitioner who diagnosed gastroenteritis and prescribed fluid replacement and Tylenol, and then ...

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SCV: Continuing objection too general to preserve error (access required)

After unsuccessfully requesting a foreseeability instruction to the jury, the plaintiff – attempting to avoid numerous objections during the defense’s closing argument – obtained permission to enter a continuing objection, but failed to object with sufficient specificity as to any ...

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Man died during heart surgery – $7,000,000 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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Appendicitis goes unreported initially, leads to complications – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2016, Alexander Nelson underwent a colonoscopy after which he suffered abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The next day, Aug. 16,  Nelson saw his gastroenterologist who referred him to the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Emergency Department for a CT ...

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