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New law helps patient recover $1.2M verdict (access required)

A 1993 amendment to the Virginia Code allowing a plaintiff to ask a jury for less than the amount sued for has helped a Northern Virginia woman recover a verdict of over $1 million for botched laparoscopic surgery. The woman's bile duct was injured during surgery. At trial in Fairfax Circuit Court, the plaintiff requested $1,225,000, ...