Appendectomy didn’t remove appendix, caused colon problems

Plaintiff underwent an intended laparoscopic appendectomy which did not remove his appendix, but instead resulted in the transaction of his sigmoid colon. After two days of drainage to his abdomen through the open sigmoid, plaintiff became quite ill and returned to the UVA hospital. He underwent a nine-hour operation to find out what was wrong, including an unsuccessful attempt to reconnect his colon. The surgery ended with the placement of a colostomy… Read More at Virginia Lawyers Weekly Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Transection of the sigmoid colon and other abdominal injuries Name of case: Jones v. UVA Health Services Foundation Court: Albemarle County Circuit Court Special damages: $383,558 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000 Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas E. Albro, Charlottesville Insurance carrier: Piedmont Liability...

Patient, doctor dispute complaints, symptoms related to chest infection

Plaintiff, a middle-aged man in good health, awoke one night with chills and body aches. Plaintiff was seen by defendants the following day. On that initial visit, plaintiff was offered a chest X-ray, but declined. Defendants prescribed amoxicillin and sent him home. During the two-month period following his initial visit, the plaintiff was seen by the defendants on multiple visits for his continuing respiratory symptoms. Defendants never made a definitive diagnosis. Plaintiff and defendants offered conflicting testimony as to the symptoms and complaints reported to the defendants by the plaintiff, … Read More at Virginia Lawyers Weekly Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Failure to diagnose and treat pneumonia and other respiratory ailments, causing the partial loss of plaintiff’s left lung Name of case: Confidential Verdict or Settlement: Settlement Amount: $475,000 Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas E. Albro,...