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AG sues furniture company

A lawsuit filed by Virginia’s attorney general demands injunctive relief, consumer refunds and civil penalties from HomeSpun Home Fashions of Petersburg.  Attorney General Bob McDonnell claims the company failed to timely ship more than 100 orders.  McDonnell said that HomeSpun ...

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Negligent lack of consent alleged in rectal surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was 43 years old when she went to the defendant gynecologist for the first time for an annual gynecological exam in October 2000.  She had a history of multiple pelvic surgeries, including left ovary removal, hysterectomy, right ovary removal ...

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Series of accidents complicates shoulder injury claim – $51,021 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, Malisa Breeden, is a deputy sheriff with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Department. On July 28, 2003, she was transporting an arrestee when the defendant rear-ended her marked police cruiser. Breeden felt immediate pain but had to “work the accident” ...

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Presence of embolism disputed in paralysis, nerve damage – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 66-year-old male, underwent a coronary artery bypass grafting procedure. After what appeared to be a normal procedure, plaintiff developed severe hypoxia and was transferred to ICU and placed on a ventilator. He required up to 100 percent ...

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Electrician severely burned in flash at switchboard – $4,750,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was an electrician working on the installation of electrical switching equipment as part of the construction of the Middle River Regional Jail in Augusta County. The plaintiff inadvertently triggered an electric arc flash which ignited his clothes in ...

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Child suffers brain injury from bacterial infection – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A 3 1/2-year-old child was brought to his pediatrician’s office in August of 2002 with a 103-degree fever and a history of nausea, vomiting and fever for the past two days. The first pediatrician’s exam noted the child was lethargic, ...

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Train in vain (access required)

Here’s a nightmare that would haunt any lawyer. But for a West Coast law firm, it was a scenario that was all too real. A courier, entrusted with a document that had to get there in time, fell asleep on ...

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Med-mal cap fight on horizon for 2009 (access required)

Familiar battle lines between plaintiffs’ lawyers and doctors will be forming soon over a possible increase in Virginia’s $2 million cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. The arena has been quiet for nine years as the malpractice cap advanced ...

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