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Towel left inside patient caused massive infection – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 49-year-old woman who had abdominal surgery in February 2015. The defendant surgeon closed her wound but left a blue surgical towel, measuring 22” x 16”, in the wound. Such towels are NEVER to be introduced into ...

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Jury returns verdict for hurt woman in less than an hour – $1,249,979 Verdict (access required)

This was a T-bone motor vehicle collision in which the plaintiff was the front-seat passenger and suffered various injuries, including anosmia, a mild-traumatic brain injury and a neuroma to her hip. Only the hip injury and some soft tissue strains ...

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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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Doctor injury spinal nerve during biopsy – $1.85 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 33-year-old woman who underwent a lymph node biopsy in August 2011. During the procedure, the defendant ENT doctor transected the plaintiff’s spinal accessory nerve, causing permanent atrophy and paralysis of the trapezius muscle with significant pain, ...

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Truck driver badly hurt after tire failed – $37,835,259.23 Verdict (access required)

Robert Benedict, the plaintiff, had been employed as a commercial truck driver for a company named Essex Concrete. On Nov. 14, 2014, plaintiff departed on his route for the day, which involved driving a fully loaded cement mixer to a ...

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Abscess costs woman capacity to carry another child – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The patient went to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain two days after being discharged following the birth of her first child via C-section. A CT scan was read as possibly showing an abscess on her uterus, and ...

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Appendicitis goes unreported initially, leads to complications – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 15, 2016, Alexander Nelson underwent a colonoscopy after which he suffered abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The next day, Aug. 16,  Nelson saw his gastroenterologist who referred him to the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Emergency Department for a CT ...

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Man suffered hurt leg in wreck caused by drunk – $1,600,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 19-year-old at the time of the incident, was driving home from a friend’s house on the Eastern Shore to his home where he lived with his mother at about 11:00 pm on the main shore highway U.S. Route ...

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Shareholder used company finances for personal expenditures – $1,029,655 Verdict (access required)

Defendant Amy Ross was a 50 percent shareholder of Design Works Interiors Inc. and the president of the company. The other fifty percent shareholder was Leslie Sargent. Ross and Sargent were close friends. Over a period of seven years, Ross ...

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For woman pelvic injury from wreck, jury out 23 minutes – $2M Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 43-year-old legal secretary from Pennsylvania, who was a front-seat belted passenger on her way to vacation (Busch Gardens) when the vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind two times by a large dump truck ...

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