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Million-Dollar Defense Verdicts

Mar 16, 2020

Doctor sued after prescribed medication caused neurological disorder – Defense verdict

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old woman with a long and complicated history of psychiatric illness. She came under the care of the defendant psychiatrist at the Hampton-Newport News CSB in April 2010 and remained under his care until June 2014. During his care of the plaintiff, the defendant psychiatrist prescribed a variety of psychotropic medications to […]

Mar 6, 2020

Woman died from rare complication of the flu – Defense Verdict

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 55-year-old otherwise healthy female who presented to the defendant family practice on a Friday afternoon in February with a history of fever, chills, nasal congestion and a sore throat that made it difficult to swallow. She worked in Washington as a meeting planner for a trade association and had driven […]

Feb 24, 2020

After tubal surgery, woman sues for wrongful conception – Defense verdict

On June 19, 2014, plaintiff underwent a bilateral tubal fulguration performed by the defendant OB-GYN. On Aug. 19, 2014, plaintiff returned to the defendant pregnant. The pregnancy ended in a miscarriage one month later. Following the miscarriage, plaintiff became pregnant a second time and gave birth to a son on July 3, 2015, via C-section. […]

Dec 30, 2019

Lawyer sued over laser treatment, defendants prevail – Defense verdict

Plaintiff, a lawyer, alleged that defendants negligently failed to advise her of all of the risks and potential complications of a cosmetic laser procedure. Plaintiff claimed that defendants disregarded contraindications to the procedure; as a result, plaintiff suffered permanent scarring, disfigurement and nerve damage. Plaintiff’s claims were supported by a retained expert witness who speciali[...]

Dec 24, 2019

Defendant trucker prevails, wife hurt after man had turned left on highway – Defense verdict

Plaintiff’s husband, who was operating a vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger, was traveling west on U.S. Route 58 in Mecklenburg County when he entered a cut-through in the median. He was intending to cross eastbound Route 58 and continue down Madison Street into Boydton. Without stopping in the cut-through, he pulled into Route […]

Dec 15, 2019

Woman claimed ureter damage during hysterectomy – Defense verdict

This lawsuit was brought by plaintiff following a total abdominal hysterectomy that was performed in 2013. Plaintiff had consulted the defendants with complaints of heavy menses; it was later discovered that the plaintiff had three large uterine fibroids. The decision was made to move forward with a total abdominal hysterectomy. The operation was performed. There […]

Nov 4, 2019

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

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 underwent emergency surgery on Sept. 7, 2016. A colostomy was done at that time. At […]

Oct 14, 2019

Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict

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 (SBO). Plaintiff returned to a nearby hospital two days later, on May 16, 2017, and […]

Aug 4, 2019

Obstetrician prevails in birth injury lawsuit – Defense Verdict

The plaintiff alleged the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, failed to recognize and manage a shoulder dystocia, which resulted in him suffering a permanent brachial plexus injury with avulsions of the nerve roots at the C5 and C6 levels. The plaintiff underwent two surgeries and received therapy for his injuries. At trial, the plaintiff asked […]

Jun 30, 2019

Defense lawyers prevail, attacked ‘reptile’ tactics pre-trial – Defense Verdict

On Jan. 22, 2015, plaintiff presented to the defendant dermatology practice for evaluation of a non-healing lesion on her shin. A biopsy of the lesion was performed, and the subsequent pathology report reflected the lesion was cancerous. Surgical excision of the lesion was scheduled, but subsequently postponed on multiple occasions after plaintiff developed an infection. […]

Jun 30, 2019

Man suffered complications after hemorrhoid surgery – Defense Verdict

This medical malpractice trial involved complications arising from a hemorrhoidectomy procedure performed on a 53-year-old male resulting in anal stenosis and subsequent placement of a permanent colostomy. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant general surgeon negligently removed excess tissue during the surgery, causing a narrowing of the anal canal and resulting in fecal incontinence. The patient [...]

Mar 8, 2019

Plaintiff claimed use of soap caused necrosis – Defense Verdict

Plaintiff fell from a ladder at his home on Nov. 14, 2013; several hours later he discovered that a roofing nail had punctured his abdomen during his fall. He presented to the defendants’ urgent care facility for evaluation about two hours later. Plaintiff told the defendant physician’s assistant, or PA, that his wound did not […]

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