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Woman's death sparks lawsuit against Gloucester surgeon

There are 36 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 8, 2010, titled Woman's death sparks lawsuit against Gloucester surgeon. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A $4.35 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court against Dr.

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only in Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#1 Nov 9, 2010
Does this have anything to do with the surgical tool recall? Was it the fault of the doctor or the equipment he was supplied with from the Hospital? Reporter never ask the right questions.
Think about it

Maidens, VA

#2 Nov 10, 2010
only in Gloucester wrote:
Does this have anything to do with the surgical tool recall? Was it the fault of the doctor or the equipment he was supplied with from the Hospital? Reporter never ask the right questions.
And once again, bill, you defend your friend, Ressler, without READING the article. The article was based on the lawsuit filed with the court and Dr. Ressler hasn't responded, so the reporter didn't have anything from his side of the lawsuit to report. Besides, the reporter just BLOGGED what was in the lawsuit. Sheesh, your so blinded in your support that you won't even read the article right.
only in Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#3 Nov 11, 2010
Think about it wrote:
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And once again, bill, you defend your friend, Ressler, without READING the article. The article was based on the lawsuit filed with the court and Dr. Ressler hasn't responded, so the reporter didn't have anything from his side of the lawsuit to report. Besides, the reporter just BLOGGED what was in the lawsuit. Sheesh, your so blinded in your support that you won't even read the article right.
Blinded by your own stupidity once again I see. Whom ever this Bill Guy is that you proclaim everybody on here that replies for some reason automatically becomes, is of no concern. I was asking in plain English about "IF" the problems that came about from a this surgery,"could" be from a surgical tool Recall that the Hospital provides to "All" of it Doctors. Rather the Hospital wants to or is throwing this Doctor under the "bus" or protecting it's self, would not bother YOU. Just because you use another Doctor in the same Hospital would not protect "YOU" from this sort of thing happening to "YOU". Is this article about the Doctor or the Problems going on with the system? Two Hospitals sounds like worked on this patient, yet it's being blamed on ONE Doctor. Rather or NOT this patient came in from a car accident, or from another Hospital, "WHY" did this happen? IF this does not bother You, and you are more concerned about BILL, I feel sad for you and your community.
Think about it

Ashland, VA

#4 Nov 11, 2010
only in Gloucester wrote:
<quoted text>Blinded by your own stupidity once again I see. Whom ever this Bill Guy is that you proclaim everybody on here that replies for some reason automatically becomes, is of no concern. I was asking in plain English about "IF" the problems that came about from a this surgery,"could" be from a surgical tool Recall that the Hospital provides to "All" of it Doctors. Rather the Hospital wants to or is throwing this Doctor under the "bus" or protecting it's self, would not bother YOU. Just because you use another Doctor in the same Hospital would not protect "YOU" from this sort of thing happening to "YOU". Is this article about the Doctor or the Problems going on with the system? Two Hospitals sounds like worked on this patient, yet it's being blamed on ONE Doctor. Rather or NOT this patient came in from a car accident, or from another Hospital, "WHY" did this happen? IF this does not bother You, and you are more concerned about BILL, I feel sad for you and your community.
bill, you can't hide your style by changing your handle. You always look to blame Matt when you don't like what he blogged. First of all, he was putting information about it on a blog based on the information contained in the lawsuit. Yet you blame him for not reporting the "whole story". You're the only one who finds fault with Matt's articles, whether on the blog or actual story. Look up blog in the dictionary and then maybe you'll understand the difference between the two. Besides, I'm sure you've talked to your friend Ms. Ressler and she's who told you about the so called "tool". You blame the hospital, Matt, everyone except the doctor who performed the surgery. While I don't know who's right and what the outcome will be I do know this, I do know the difference between blogs and actual printed stories. So you can try and deflect from the truth and you can switch your name as much as you want, but the fact remains your style hasn't changed. You just blame everyone else without facts, without any substantial information to support your claims.

But the real dead give away is the way you call me stupid. Only bill does that. Attack the messenger, rather then the message. Trademark bill statement shows its you everyone time.
only in Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#5 Nov 12, 2010
Hate too tell you, But I'm Not Bill. Never met Bill and could careless about Bill. If you claim that all of the people on here that have called you stupid, is or might be some DA named Bill, think again more than One person has called you stupid, I guess denial is a hard thing to over come.
Back to the subject,of the BLOG, I would guess you don't care about the Point,I am making, or am trying to make. That it could be possible that a surgical tool provided by the Hospital, could be at fault. Nor that the Hospital has a protection network which provides protection for the Hospital, which has procedures and policies, that does NOT protect it's Doctors, nor provide them with WORKING, top of the line equipment, could possible reflect on the over all patient Care provided to the general public. If the statements of this article are to bash the Doctor, or claim a announcement, about a Law suit against a Doctor of a local Hospital, it reflects just as much on the TWO Hospitals, if not more than just the Doctor. Two Hospitals and the rest of their STAFF worked on this woman, not Just the one Doctor, that performed but only PART of the service provided.
Think about it

Hopewell, VA

#6 Nov 15, 2010
only in Gloucester wrote:
Hate too tell you, But I'm Not Bill. Never met Bill and could careless about Bill. If you claim that all of the people on here that have called you stupid, is or might be some DA named Bill, think again more than One person has called you stupid, I guess denial is a hard thing to over come.
Back to the subject,of the BLOG, I would guess you don't care about the Point,I am making, or am trying to make. That it could be possible that a surgical tool provided by the Hospital, could be at fault. Nor that the Hospital has a protection network which provides protection for the Hospital, which has procedures and policies, that does NOT protect it's Doctors, nor provide them with WORKING, top of the line equipment, could possible reflect on the over all patient Care provided to the general public. If the statements of this article are to bash the Doctor, or claim a announcement, about a Law suit against a Doctor of a local Hospital, it reflects just as much on the TWO Hospitals, if not more than just the Doctor. Two Hospitals and the rest of their STAFF worked on this woman, not Just the one Doctor, that performed but only PART of the service provided.
You don't hate trying to deny you've been busted. Why? Because only bill has called me and many, many other's stupid. It's your MO. You're so delusional in thinking you're the smartest person on these blogs, hence, you call anyone who doesn't agree with you, stupid. Now we've settled that one, let's move on to the blog.

You've taken the leap that the Hospital was at fault by providing faulty surgical equipment, without any facts to back up your claim. You claim the hospital is protecting itself, again, without fact (much like you did with the supervisors saying there was a vast conspiracy by the old boy network to oust them).

You've taken the leap the hospital is providing outdated equipment then using it's vast network to protect itself while not protecting the doctors. IF that was the case, then there would be many more deaths and many more lawsuits, which there is not. So again, you're just passing gossip.

Then you make the leap that other's worked on this lady and yet only the doctor in the BLOG was accused. You keep forgetting, the author of the blog just reported the facts in the lawsuit that was filed. So apparently, the family of the woman in question believes the doctor mentioned was at fault.

As I've said, you're a hugh defender of this group and will stop of at nothing by blaming everyone and everything else without facts. Just another bill tactic.
only in Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#7 Nov 16, 2010
I would guess to say you are too stupid to Google the recall, butt that's not my problem. I do find it odd you feel that the staff of two Hospitals, could not figure out the problems, that caused this woman's death without the proper assistants of one said Doctor. If the local Hospitals do not work as a team, we are all but lost. If I were to go into a Hospital I would wish to see a united team working in MY best interest. Yes I did Google the recall, and am not going to give you that simple info, get it yourself. If you feel that this woman being in two Hospitals, and Nobody worked on her case besides this one Doctor, I would guess you are even dumber that you your self make you out to be.
Think about it

Leesburg, VA

#8 Nov 16, 2010
Once again, you play the stupid card. Just because I don't agree with you bill, doesn't mean I'm stupid. You call names to those who don't agree and by doing this your hoping to deflect from the issue, which is you spreading gossip and lies.

I don't need to goggle anything. You're just spreading gossip about the cause. You don't have any facts to back up your claim, so you spread useless gossip. You don't know anything more than what your spreading. But here's a tidbit for you. For financial reasons, the hospital needs to work as a team to make it a success, so why would the family sue this one doctor and not the hospital? Most lawsuits include everyone with the hopes something sticks, yet in this case, it didn't happen. Curious, wouldn't you say?

I say your information is biased and you're just spreading the gossip as a favor to the family of the doctor.
Cym

Newport News, VA

#9 Nov 17, 2010
HUNHHHHHHHHH?????
@onlyingloucester, yes you are correct TAI is an idiot. Our current theory is that she is a 27 year old partially retarded female with the mentality of a 4 year old. There is no sense in debating directly with this person. I strongly, strongly encourage you to IGNORE this person and put your thoughts out there without regard to what she says. You will make no progress with her,she are one of the typical 'no brain' gloucesterites who pronounces themselves queen and operates on opinion rather than fact. I don't even speak to her anymore, I talk around her. Again, ignore her.
Dr D

Newport News, VA

#10 Nov 17, 2010
@onlyingloucester, I have received care at that hospital, and with the same doctor, and find that both are, in my opinion, and as a person in the medical field, to be top quality.
Still Laughing

Norfolk, VA

#11 Nov 17, 2010
I have said it many times, but I will say it again. YOU ARE PATHETIC little bill! Of course all of these posts are from you. It is so amusing to me that you stubbornly try to deflect from the truth- everyone knows when you write no matter what names you use because your pathetic rant is essentially always the same.

More power to you Think About It! I congratulate you because you get under little bills skin and that always makes me laugh!
Think about it

Fredericksburg, VA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
Cym, bill, and only...are one in the same. The name calling is your calling card. Using the tired ole excuse as to my identity is just the same tactic you use to deflect from the issue. The really sad thing is your posting yourself using multiple names and you think others will believe you. We can see from the other posters, it ain't working.*L*

And as for operating on opinion? That describes your diatribes perfectly. All I have asked is for one fact to back up your claim. And once again, you use the stupid card, telling me to google for the information. If you had any facts, you'd post them, but once again, you don't.

Hey bill, use the dictionary and look up the word fact and then maybe you'll understand what I'm saying. Until then, keep defending your buddy because I'm sure you're the only one who is defending the doctor in question.

And another thing bill, you're the stupid one. Using your Dr. D handle on Matt Sabo's blog today, you called GloNative stupid. Using Cym, you've called me stupid and now using only in Gloucester, you've called me stupid. And if someone as stupid as you claim I am can pick up on that, well, my simpleton friend, you're showing how dim your bulb really is.*L*
Think about it

Fredericksburg, VA

#14 Nov 18, 2010
Still Laughing wrote:
I have said it many times, but I will say it again. YOU ARE PATHETIC little bill! Of course all of these posts are from you. It is so amusing to me that you stubbornly try to deflect from the truth- everyone knows when you write no matter what names you use because your pathetic rant is essentially always the same.
More power to you Think About It! I congratulate you because you get under little bills skin and that always makes me laugh!
Thank you, but it's so easy, I don't even have to try and get under his skin. I've watch ole bill for the past two plus years and he has yet to bring any facts to these discussion. And, as you can see, it's not too difficult to have a battle of wits with a halfwit.
Think about it

Aldie, VA

#16 Nov 20, 2010
Medical field? Yeah, as a patient at Eastern State.
Yep there was a recall

Gloucester, VA

#17 Nov 21, 2010
Think about it

Owings, MD

#18 Nov 23, 2010
No bill, I won't goggle anything. It doesn't prove anything. I wasn't in the operating room, so I cannot attest to the type of equipment used, and neither were you, so your arguement is moot.

The really funny part is you think you're hiding from people with the mydriad of handles you use. The only problem is, your message doesn't change and neither does your syntax so it's soooooooo recognizable.*L*
only in Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#19 Nov 24, 2010
I find it odd you are more worried about who could be writing on this blog, than the questions put forward. I'm not surprised that you care more about the bashing of the Doctor because of his name, and who he is married to. But I fail to see the lack of concern over the possible, cause of a death. What percent cause would you expect blame on the Doctor? Only because VA is a 100% negligent state, is why I ask the question, how could the Doctor be to blame if TWO hospitals and their staff also worked on the patient? If the purpose of this article is about the Doctor/husband of a supervisor, or the Death of a patient, or the lack of communication and abilities of the rest of two hospitals staff. I fail to see your concern over some person named BILL?
Think about it

Rockville, VA

#21 Nov 25, 2010
only in Gloucester wrote:
I find it odd you are more worried about who could be writing on this blog, than the questions put forward. I'm not surprised that you care more about the bashing of the Doctor because of his name, and who he is married to. But I fail to see the lack of concern over the possible, cause of a death. What percent cause would you expect blame on the Doctor? Only because VA is a 100% negligent state, is why I ask the question, how could the Doctor be to blame if TWO hospitals and their staff also worked on the patient? If the purpose of this article is about the Doctor/husband of a supervisor, or the Death of a patient, or the lack of communication and abilities of the rest of two hospitals staff. I fail to see your concern over some person named BILL?
I'm worried because YOU are making this about an instrument as the cause without one fact to back it up. YOUR answer is to google the instrument. Why? The blog for which Matt Sabo wrote was based on information from the lawsuit, which put the blame squarely on the doctor. The information provided in the lawsuit gave a quote from the doctor, without mentioning a faulty piece of equipment. Yet you want to put it out there it isn't his fault.

I'm not blaming the doctor because what was in the blog wasn't enough information to draw ANY conclusions. However, you want to declare the Doctor innocent without any proof. And what bothers me the most is you are always blaming everyone for posting gossip and lies. Talk about being two faced. Post some evidence that the piece of equipment in question was used and was the cause of the woman's death.

And one more reason your diatribe doesn't make sense. A company which makes the instrument you "claim" to be the cause, has much deeper pockets than the doctor, so why not sue the company? Heck, why not include the hospital in the suit? And don't give me the ole "Hospitals will protect themselves" argument. Any decent lawyer would have included the hospital if it felt it had even a slim chance of getting a payoff without going to court, but again, the hospital wasn't included in the suit.

Like I said, you are jumping to the conclusion without ANY facts and that's what bothers me.

And yes I still know it's you bill.
Yep there was a recall

Gloucester, VA

#22 Nov 25, 2010
Think about it wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm worried because YOU are making this about an instrument as the cause without one fact to back it up. YOUR answer is to google the instrument. Why? The blog for which Matt Sabo wrote was based on information from the lawsuit, which put the blame squarely on the doctor. The information provided in the lawsuit gave a quote from the doctor, without mentioning a faulty piece of equipment. Yet you want to put it out there it isn't his fault.
I'm not blaming the doctor because what was in the blog wasn't enough information to draw ANY conclusions. However, you want to declare the Doctor innocent without any proof. And what bothers me the most is you are always blaming everyone for posting gossip and lies. Talk about being two faced. Post some evidence that the piece of equipment in question was used and was the cause of the woman's death.
And one more reason your diatribe doesn't make sense. A company which makes the instrument you "claim" to be the cause, has much deeper pockets than the doctor, so why not sue the company? Heck, why not include the hospital in the suit? And don't give me the ole "Hospitals will protect themselves" argument. Any decent lawyer would have included the hospital if it felt it had even a slim chance of getting a payoff without going to court, but again, the hospital wasn't included in the suit.
Like I said, you are jumping to the conclusion without ANY facts and that's what bothers me.
And yes I still know it's you bill.
wow bill you are starting to see my point,, this article was about a doctor who is the spouse of a Supervisor, not the lawsuit. If this was a legit Lawsuit, all of what you said would be included. Why sue for a possible weak link?? Why not sue for the whole ball of wax? Is it the lawyer that can't google, or is it the reporter?
Think about it

Bealeton, VA

#24 Nov 26, 2010
Yep there was a recall wrote:
<quoted text>wow bill you are starting to see my point,, this article was about a doctor who is the spouse of a Supervisor, not the lawsuit. If this was a legit Lawsuit, all of what you said would be included. Why sue for a possible weak link?? Why not sue for the whole ball of wax? Is it the lawyer that can't google, or is it the reporter?
Nope, the article is about a self admitted mistake by the doctor, according to the lawsuit. When the mistake was admitted, then it's easy to see it wasn't a piece of hospital equipment or the hospital. So maybe bill, you can use google to check out what FACTS mean. Because you have none. Just gossip and rumor.

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