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Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win 825,000 Dollar Verdict (Law Firm E-Newsletter Sent to Subscribers in June 2015)
Firm Triumphs in Medical Malpractice Case Winning $825,000 Jury Verdict
Rick Shapiro and Kevin Duffan overcame significant obstacles in a serious medical malpractice case to obtain a $825,000 verdict from a Charlottesville, Virginia jury.
Our client underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy on October 1, 2010, with an OB/GYN oncologist practicing with the UVA Physicians Group at UVA medical center.
Soon after the laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery started, complications arose and the hysterectomy surgery was not undertaken. A resident doctor made the initial abdominal entry using an Optiview direct entry trocar fitted with a video camera. It turns out the resident had lacerated our client's small bowel and lacerated both the left and right aortic iliac arteries.
Multiple reparative procedures were required and it was 7-8 months before our client was able to resume her hobbies of jogging/running and horseback riding.
Our client incurred $137,000.00 in medical expenses relating to the hospital treatment and other follow-up care.
The defense made no offer of settlement and the case was tried to a jury in Charlottesville Circuit Court.
The multi-day trial was arduous and involved multiple witnesses, but at the end of it all, justice prevailed. The jury decided in favor of our client.
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The firm's reputation for taking on the tough malpractice cases has only grown stronger. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury during a hysterectomy, contact our firm to discuss your potential case. We also represent victims who believe a missed diagnosis occurred making their illness even worse. For more information, visit our medical malpractice practice area page.
Along with the major medical malpractice verdict, Kevin Duffan was able to secure a $92,000 settlement for a client who was seriously hurt after they were hit by a vehicle while riding their bike in Virginia Beach. This settlement highlights a serious safety issue in Virginia Beach - the safety of bicyclists. Check out this article on biycling safety tips.
One of Rick Shapiro's clients provided a glowing testimonial about his legal representation and how he advocated on behalf of his father, who passed away from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos. Read the amazing testimonial here.