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Heart procedures left woman with decreased function – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the events in question in 2013, plaintiff was 52 and had been totally and permanently disabled for approximately a decade from multiple health conditions including a cardiac condition. After multiple cardiac catherizations and stenting, plaintiff presented ...

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Gastric emptying delayed after operation, man died – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 63 at the time of his death, underwent an inpatient operative procedure performed by a general surgeon consisting of an abdominal exploration with segmental resection of the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum with a primary end-to-end anastomosis to ...

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Wrong side of plaintiff’s face was treated with radiation – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with right trigeminal neuralgia which caused significant pain to the right side of her face. The condition was not adequately controlled with medication and her neurosurgeon recommended that she undergo a radiation procedure known as Gamma Knife. ...

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Nurse practitioner failed to advise re blood clot possibility – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

A nurse practitioner (who was a personal friend of the decedent) failed to refer the decedent to a hospital emergency room on a Sunday afternoon for suspected DVT. The nurse practitioner conceded that DVT was number 1 on her differential ...

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Podiatrist didn’t repair ankle properly – $225,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff experienced a trimalleo­lar ankle fracture as a result of a fall from a retaining wall. The defendant podiatrist repaired two of the frac­tures but did not repair the posterior malleolus fragment. Approximate­ly 18 months later the ankle migrated posteriorly ...

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Baby died at childbirth, with conflicting testimony on status – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, had an uncomplicat­ed pregnancy with a total weight gain of 31 pounds and a prior successful vaginal birth. At 36 weeks and 4 days, plaintiff was admitted due to regular reported con­tractions to the care of defendant’s ...

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Plaintiff: Neck condition worse after surgery (access required)

  Plaintiff was a 63-year-old male with history of per­sistent myelopathy and radiculopathy and a prior 2010 cer­vical fusion. Plaintiff alleged that defen­dant neurosurgeon improperly planned and performed a 2012 partial cervical lami­nectomy and lumbar foraminotomy causing additional neurologic impairments ...

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Two docs blame each other, jury awards $7M (access required)


After hearing two doctors blame each other for a patient’s death, a Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family July 19. The jury tacked on interest from the 2013 date of surgery, making the verdict ...

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