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Virginia courts will see more fraud cases (access required)

Businesses went bust and bankruptcy practice boomed. Now, white-collar criminal defense may be the next marketplace trend for lawyers in Virginia. Look for more complex, national-impact corporate fraud cases to be filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Attorney ...

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Radiologist fails to detect indication of lung cancer – $1,894,037 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff is a 70-year-old man with a history of melanoma. His dermatologist ordered periodic chest imaging studies to conduct surveillance for possible metastasis of the melanoma. On Aug. 1, 2006, a chest CT scan ordered by the dermatologist was ...

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Negligence alleged in placement of feeding tube for disabled patient – $325,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old male with cerebral palsy was seen by a gastroenterologist for an insertion of a replacement percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube. The patient had a tracheotomy and was unable to communicate verbally. He responded by nodding his head ...

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Kathy Ivins (access required)

Kathleen Watkinson Ivins, a commercial real estate broker who was named an Influential Woman of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2009, died July 22 from complications of skin cancer. She was 54. A native of Richmond, Ms. Ivins graduated ...

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Familiar arguments presented in injury from shoulder dystocia – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

In this action, the plaintiffs, an infant and her mother, alleged that the defendant committed medical malpractice during the delivery of the infant. The plaintiffs alleged specifically that the defendant applied excessive traction while attempting to resolve shoulder dystocia, a ...

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Be aware of HIPAA when setting wellness program (access required)

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Fall 2009 survey, the cost of health insurance is expected to increase an average of 11 percent to 16 percent each year. Faced with rising costs and frequent prodding by insurance providers, ...

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