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Woman dies from embolism after arthroscopic surgery – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, age 62, experienced nausea and vomiting, followed by fainting and a fall in her home. She had undergone an arthroscopic knee surgery the previous day. Emergency medical technicians arrived at her home and noted that she was tachycardic ...

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Nursing home’s fall procedures challenged in death of patient – Defense Verdict (access required)

Sandra Dunlap, the adult daughter of Mary Suber, age 87, claimed that the defendant nursing home was negligent in its care and treatment of her mother over a nine-month period. The decedent suffered from sacral ulcers, deconditioning and multiple falls. ...

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Gibney approval delayed

Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. was scheduled to cruise through the Senate Judiciary Committee at a routine meeting yesterday morning, but Chariman Pat Leahy, D-Vt., was unable to round up a quorum. Gibney is back on the docket for ...

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Lawyer’s notice to carrier not too late

A Richmond U.S. District Court upheld a jury verdict for a lawyer whose malpractice carrier denied coverage because of an alleged late notice of claim. But the court set aside nearly all of the $8,400 damage award to the lawyer. ...

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McDonnell streamlines rights restoration

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced sweeping changes in the process for restoring civil rights to former felons. The governor pledges a 60-day turnaround period on all completed applications, compared to a previous standard of six months or more. Those ...

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Cuccinelli moves to Prince William

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his family have moved from Fairfax County to Nokesville in Prince William County. The News & Messenger notes the Cuccinellis bought a 10-acre spread in that community near Manassas. The property sold for $605,000, ...

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