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Man died following elective surgery, no one could say why – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 64, underwent elective sigmoid colectomy surgery performed by a general surgeon on Feb. 23, 2015, to correct diverticula and a fistula track that had developed between his cecum and bladder causing frequent infections. The surgery was uneventful and an ...

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Gynecologist was not negligent in performing hysterectomy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Annette Clements alleged that the defendant gynecologist negligently injured her right ureter during a laparoscopic hysterectomy on May 14, 2014. The patient had been diagnosed with symptomatic fibroids and an enlarged uterus and authorized the defendant gynecologist to surgically remove ...

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Implant reconstruction results in loss of breast – Defense Verdict (access required)

Marcie Laumann, age 46 and a lifelong diabetic, underwent bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction in August 2015 for breast cancer. Because of her diabetes and poorly controlled blood glucose, her breast wounds healed slowly. In fact, her right breast never ...

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Woman hurt in fall sued on-call doctor – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the emergency department at Sentara Obici on April 28, 2013, after tripping and falling face first on brick stairs, without anything to brace her fall. A CT Scan was ordered ...

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Baby stillborn due to placental abruption, doctor prevails – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the hospital in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2014. The patient was 33 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain and continuous contractions. However, no contractions were ...

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Plaintiff claimed failure to deal with nerve injury in hand – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 9, 2013, plaintiff, a 46-year-old female, sustained two lacerations to her right wrist when she put her hand through a glass door. After transport to the emergency department, the defendant hand surgeon was called to evaluate the patient. ...

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Man in rehab removed window, fell – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Dana Jones filed suit on behalf of her husband, Raymond Jones, against a Lynchburg-area hospital system alleging various theories of medical malpractice. In January 2013, Mr. Jones suffered a stroke to the right side of his brain. Three months ...

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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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