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Patient at facility was given another patient’s meds – $497,500 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, had been a resident of Covington Manor, an assisted living facility located in Alleghany County, for approximately 20 years. The decedent had suffered from a lifelong history of substance abuse and mental illness which led him ...

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Woman lost vision in one eye after surgery – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 62-year-old woman, underwent a bilateral blepharoplasty to treat floppy lid syndrome which limited her ability to work. Following surgery, she developed complications in her left eye which resulted in blindness. Due to complete vision loss in her ...

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Training materials relevant to standard of care (access required)

A convalescent center must produce various training materials as relevant to the applicable standard of care in a wrongful death action, the court ordered, though the materials in this case will be subject to a protective order. Plaintiff Patrick Lee ...

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Jury Instruction on Patient’s Bad Outcome Approved (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld initial and additional jury instructions given by a circuit court in a medical malpractice action. On February 19, 2010, Appellant Carlena Chapple-Brooks underwent spinal surgery conducted by Appellee Ben L. Nguyen. Approximately two hours ...

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Dueling Experts Don’t Satisfy Preponderance Standard (access required)

At a bench trial of a medical-malpractice claim, Plaintiff Eugene Gadson failed to prove his doctors’ negligence by a preponderance of the evidence because the parties’ respective experts offered diametrically-opposed testimony as to the appropriate standard of care. Three days ...

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ER doc missed artery injury, man’s knee was amputated – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 25, 2016, the plaintiff was working as a sign/roadway contractor and was descending from a flatbed trailer, when he fell. His foot became trapped on the step and when he fell, his right knee dislocated severely. He was ...

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Baby’s arm was damaged during birth process – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2012, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care for her seventh pregnancy. During the course of her prenatal care, the history, physical examinations, and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, ...

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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter ...

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