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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 27, 2011, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Eugene B. Harris. In consenting to the revocation, Harris admitted that in February 2010 he was convicted of two felonies, one in Chesapeake and one ...

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Do your (jury) duty

Practically every high school civics class covers the court system and jury duty. It’s one of those important civic responsibilities. If you get a jury duty notice, you go and serve. Not always. About 40 people in Franklin and Southampton ...

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Claim over complications from cervical surgery fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 66-year-old female patient underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (“ACDF”) surgery. The following afternoon, the patient developed slight one-sided facial and eyelid swelling, and the on-call neurosurgeon was contacted by the nursing staff. The neurosurgeon communicated with the ...

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Appendectomy didn’t remove appendix, caused colon problems – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an intended laparoscopic appendectomy which did not remove his appendix, but instead resulted in the transaction of his sigmoid colon. After two days of drainage to his abdomen through the open sigmoid, plaintiff became quite ill and returned ...

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