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Man died after surgery, doctors prevail in death suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2008, the decedent, age 80, was brought to the Prince William Hospital Emergency Department by ambulance with complaints of severe back and right hip pain, nausea and vomiting, which had started that morning. Awake, ...

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Head-on collision leads to permanent intestinal injuries – $637,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 60-year-old male, employed as an engineer at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant. The defendant was a juvenile at the time of the accident. Their two vehicles approached from opposite directions on Bridge Road in Suffolk on ...

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Plaintiffs seek $2.5M in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

During the plaintiff mother’s delivery on June 27, 2004, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver the infant plaintiff including gentle downward traction, the McRobert’s ...

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Intersection crash aggravated plaintiff’s spinal condition – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from an intersection accident. The defendant admitted liability for running a stop sign. Plaintiff admitted he was driving 10 mph over the speed limit at the time of the accident, and contributory negligence was at issue. The ...

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Legislators seek court studies

Virginia lawmakers are proposing to study trial judges’ caseloads and the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals. House Bill 745 would give the Supreme Court until October of next year to perform a “weighted caseload” study of judicial work and ...

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Reporter of decisions victorious in his own case (access required)

University of Virginia law Prof. Kent Sinclair has been the Virginia Supreme Court’s official reporter of decisions for nearly three decades, but he gets no acknowledgement of that title in the court’s official ruling in his battle against a cell ...

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