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Daily Archives: May 28, 2007

Workers' Comp – Med Pay – Limitations (access required)

A school bus driver who injured her back, hip and elbow on the job and who was told by a representative of the school that the school would pay her medical bills and “would handle everything,” is entitled to continued ...

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Defendants win verdict in defective bolt case (access required)

This lawsuit involved a former Dominion Virginia Power lineman who claimed he fell out of a loader backhoe because of an improperly designed door and an improperly manufactured component part. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff suffered injuries to ...

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Disc tear from rear-ender settled in Loudoun for $43k (access required)

Plaintiff, a 31-year old conference planning manager, was injured when the vehicle in which she was sitting was struck from behind in a three-car collision. The defendant was attempting to make a lane change out of the plaintiff’s lane and ...

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Jury rejects claimof morphine overdose (access required)

The decedent, a 49-year-old, profoundly mentally retarded resident of a state facility, died within approximately two hours of receiving a 15mg dose of morphine. An autopsy was performed and although the initial suspected cause of death was acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis, ...

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Persistent mediation results in bus death settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 14-year-old middle school student, was killed on Jan. 2, 2006, after exiting a school bus. The bus driver failed to activate the bus’s amber warning lights as the bus approached decedent’s stop and the red warning lights once ...

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Plastic surgeon not liable for failing to detect cancer (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was 62 years old when he first saw defendant, a plastic surgeon, on May 20, 2003, for decubitus ulcer on the right buttock consistent with a deep abscess. Although active, plaintiff was paraplegic and had been so for ...

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Traumatic brain injury case settled in Fairfax for $75k (access required)

On April 15, 2004, the plaintiff’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by the defendant in an intersection. The defendant had run a red light. Plaintiff was taken by rescue squad to the hospital where he was diagnosed with ...

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Prosecutor: We lack evidence to tie Vick, dogfighting (access required)

CHESAPEAKE — The prosecutor investigating whether property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was part of a dogfighting operation said last week that he still doesn’t have solid evidence linking Vick to dog fighting. “I know everybody is saying, ...

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Family Foundation ranks Virginia's delegates (access required)

The conservative advocacy group Family Foundation gave 35 House of Delegates members perfect scores for votes the past two years on social and taxation issues, while only two of 40 state senators received perfect marks. The organization’s biennial scorecard was ...

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Poultry plants to be sued for pollution (access required)

ROANOKE — Three environmental groups filed notice in federal court Wednesday of their intent to sue two poultry processing plants that they contend are responsible for unlawful discharges of waste into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The companies, ...

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