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No Respondeat Superior Claim Against Surgeon (access required)

In this suit alleging a patient at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital died due to negligence during post-surgical care for treatment of her ischemic leg, a Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses respondeat superior claims against defendant surgeon, a medical school faculty member, ...

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Disc Compensable Not Depression (access required)

In consolidated appeals, the Court of Appeals affirms decisions of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission awarding compensation for employee’s disc injury and medical treatment and denying compensation for employee’s depression as not work-related; credible record evidence supports causation of the ...

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Verdict is $15 million for wrongful death of wife

A man facing a life sentence for the murder of his wife has been hit with a record-breaking civil verdict arising from the same crime. The $15 million verdict appears to be the largest wrongful death award handed down by ...

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Veteran’s case raises concern

The prosecution of a troubled veteran for having a homemade shotgun he intended to use to take his own life has triggered concern from veterans groups. While a federal judge did not appear impressed Tuesday with the legal basis of ...

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