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Butts v. Womack (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Petersburg Circuit Court Attorneys: Charles H. Cuthbert Jr., Petersburg Summary: The driver and passenger in a vehicle fleeing a police pursuit were killed and another passenger was severely injured in Petersburg. The pursuit began ...

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Confidential (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorneys: James C. Lewis, Virginia Beach; David M. Kopstein, Seabrook, Md. Summary: An infant suffered injuries to four nerves in his brachial plexus when he was delivered by a nurse midwife ...

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Johnson v. DeGuzman MD and Atwood Family Practice (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court Attorneys: Barry R. Taylor and Stephen C. Swain, Virginia Beach Summary: A family practice physician failed to diagnose diverticulitis when a woman reported severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and nausea. By ...

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Rochambeau Property LLC v. Perkins (access required)

Type of Case: Breach of contract Court: Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court Attorneys: Thomas Wolf and Jack Robb, Richmond Summary: This case stemmed from a joint venture involving speculation in real estate. A written contract allowed plaintiff to recover his ...

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Taylor v. Averill (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Winchester Circuit Court Attorneys: Barbara S. Williams, Leesburg, and Roger T. Creager, Richmond Summary: The 39-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) because of heavy menstrual cycles. During the operation, the defendant ...

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Hollis v. Schaefer Pyrotechnics Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Scott A. Surovell, Fairfax Summary: A Fairfax County woman suffered devastating injuries at the July 4, 2007, fireworks display in Vienna when a wayward rocket exploded near her as ...

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Gagnon v. Burns (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Gloucester County Circuit Court Attorney: Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr., Newport News Summary: A senior at Gloucester County High School suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury when a punch from another student in the ...

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Lester v. Allied Concrete Company and Sprouse (access required)

Type of Case: Wrongful death Court: Charlottesville Circuit Court Attorneys: Matthew B. Murray, Charlottesville; Malcolm P. McConnell, Richmond; Joe Sanzone, Lynchburg Summary: A 25-year-old nurse who was a passenger in a Honda sedan suffered fatal injuries when a concrete mixer ...

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