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Doctor prevails in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During a delivery on May 16, 2003, the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant performed various delivery maneuvers to safely deliver the plaintiff including the McRobert’s position, suprapubic pressure, Rubin’s, and delivery of ...

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Back surgery leaves woman with weakness, paralysis – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy, osteophytectomy and arthrodesis C3-4, C4-5 and C5-6 using intervertebral disc spacers and an anterior cervical plates extending from C3-C4 to C5-6. After finishing at C3-4, the defendant neurosurgeon turned his attention to the C4-5 ...

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Woman suffered stroke, blindness after vein surgery – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 67-year-old woman who had a mechanical mitral heart valve implanted in 2013. Patients with these devices are at high risk for stroke and typically require lifelong anticoagulation – or blood thinning – therapy to prevent clot ...

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Case of shoulder dystocia delivery settled – $1,100,00 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, and his mother, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder-dystocia delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that an inexperienced obstetrician incorrectly performed maneuvers to release the dystocia, and as a result, the child suffered a severe brachial plexus ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Man’s femoral nerve was severed during hip replacement – $4 Million Verdict (access required)

An African-American male, 46, presented to Dr. Dalton for a hip replacement. He was the father of six and operated a towing/salvage business in Richmond. He was persuaded to consent to an anterior approach total hip replacement. The procedure took ...

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Nursing home resident fell, died – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged personal injuries and wrongful death of 88-year-old resident due to fall. [18-T-137] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death Date resolved: Nov. 5, 2018 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $750,000.00 ...

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Cardiac patient died during oral surgery – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old wife and mother of two with a significant congenital heart condition resulting in a severely diminished ejection fraction, atrial flutter and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. In January 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was referred to the defendant oral surgeon ...

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