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U.Va. law prof Magill named dean at Stanford (access required)

University of Virginia School of Law professor and alumna Mary Elizabeth Magill has been named dean of Stanford Law School, officials from Stanford University announced last week. Magill, who will assume her new position at Stanford on Sept. 1, has ...

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Inmates at women’s prison sue over health care (access required)

Medical care at a Virginia women’s prison is so deficient that it violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, five inmates claim in a lawsuit filed last Tuesday. The prisoners filed the complaint in U.S. District Court ...

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Virginia to benefit from McKesson settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of ...

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Decedent not warned of his increased risk for pulmonary embolus – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 49 at the time of his death, underwent an arthroscopy with synovectomy operative procedure on his left knee in 2006. Eight days post-op, the defendant orthopedic surgeon diagnosed the decedent with an acute deep venous thrombosis involving the ...

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Woman loses leg after post-operational rehab – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 72, underwent a right total ankle replacement (TAA) and Achilles tendon lengthening at Georgetown University on Nov. 6, 2006. She has a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis, three coronary artery bypass grafts and eight prior joint replacement surgeries. ...

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