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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Defense Verdicts

Doctor sued after prescribed medication caused neurological disorder – Defense verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Woman died from rare complication of the flu – Defense Verdict (access required)

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. ...

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After tubal surgery, woman sues for wrongful conception – Defense verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Lawyer sued over laser treatment, defendants prevail – Defense verdict (access required)

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, ...

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

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 ...

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Woman claimed ureter damage during hysterectomy – Defense verdict (access required)

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

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 ...

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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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