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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Defense Verdicts

Obstetrician prevails in birth injury lawsuit – Defense Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Defense lawyers prevail, attacked ‘reptile’ tactics pre-trial – Defense Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Man suffered complications after hemorrhoid surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Plaintiff claimed use of soap caused necrosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Surgeon prevails in suit for failure to handle gastric surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 18, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent, a 28-year-old male with history of “slipped” laparoscopic gastric band presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s emergency department for symptoms consisted with band complications. The patient was worked up by the emergency department staff, had ...

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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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Trucker hurt by punch to face during gas-pump argument – $1.25 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old who drove a tractor-trailer hauling logs. At about 4:50 a.m. on June 11, 2015, he pulled into Milby’s Oil in West Point to fill up his truck. Milby’s has two diesel pumps. He was the only ...

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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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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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