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Surgical pad was left inside colon cancer patient’s body – $1.25 million verdict (access required)

Having been diagnosed with colon cancer, plaintiff Waverly Adcock, a 47-year-old male, underwent a colon resection on Aug. 31, 2016, at Augusta Regional Medical Center. A week later he presented to the hospital, where an anastomotic leak was diagnosed. Adcock ...

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Baby died after difficult delivery, with Pitocin administered – $1 million settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2012, plaintiff – who was approximately 37 weeks pregnant – was traveling through Virginia with her husband on their way back to North Carolina. She reported having back pains and went to the emergency room. Once there, she ...

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Pain in foot results in below-the-knee amputation – $1.35 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was in his late 40s and went to the emergency department complaining of worsening shortness of breath over the course of three days. He also reported numbness/decreased sensation along the anterior distribution of his left lower extremity along the ...

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Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence against a defendant radiologist regarding the interpretation of a CT scan without contrast on May 14, 2017. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the defendant radiologist was negligent in failing to report findings consistent with a small bowel obstruction ...

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Surgeon’s mistake cost young woman a career as nurse – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 22-year-old woman who had injured her shoulder playing collegiate softball. She consulted the defendant, an orthopedic surgeon, who diagnosed her with right shoulder posterior labral tear, partial thickness biceps tendon tear and possible superior labral tear. ...

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Delay in treatment resulted in septic shock, death – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

On the afternoon of Jan. 23, 2018, the decedent, a 32-year-old mentally handicapped patient, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department via EMS. Due to patient volume, EMS transferred care of the patient to the hospital’s nursing staff in the ...

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Eleven-year med-mal saga ends in settlement – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The malpractice occurred in 2007. Suit was originally filed in 2008. The case went to trial in 2011 and resulted in a defense verdict. The verdict was set aside based on alleged juror misconduct. The case was reset for trial ...

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Suit alleged obstetrician mismanaged delivery – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder dystocia delivery. Plaintiff alleged that the obstetrician should have recommended a Caesarean section which would have avoided the dystocia and the resultant brachial plexus injury. [19-T-120] Type of ...

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