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Ureter negligently sutured during hysterectomy – $1,650,000 Verdict (access required)

Patient alleged that defendant doctor breached the standard of care by failing to recognize that he had tied a suture around the ureter prior to closing the abdomen after performing a hysterectomy. Plaintiff contended that the defendant’s failure to take ...

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Mediator role evolving against ‘revolutionary’ background (access required)

Fairfax mediator Lawrence D. Gaughan traces how “revolutionary” changes have affected mediation practice in family law, and says lawyers can take advantage of their law training for their mediation clients, without overstepping their bounds as neutral facilitators. Family law in ...

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Fairfax lawyers lobby for court funding

The Fairfax Bar Association is urging members to tell county supervisors not to cut money for five circuit court law clerks. A proposed letter to the county leaders warns of “draconian” delays in case handling if the proposed budget cut ...

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Misdiagnosis results in $2.5 million med-mal verdict – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was treated by the defendant family practice physician for severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting/nausea. The defendant initially failed to recognize that she had diverticulitis, but an emergency room physician diagnosed the illness. The diverticulitis progressed into mulitple abscesses, and ...

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Two more seek federal seat in Eastern District (access required)

Updated and corrected 4/2/10 12:03 p.m. The Virginia State Bar’s judicial nominating committee will consider two more candidates for a federal judgeship in Norfolk, in part because only two candidates had expressed interest by the VSB’s March 22 deadline. The ...

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