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Defendant admitted fault in note to recovering plaintiff – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The 75-year-old plaintiff was struck from behind at a high rate of speed by a full size pick-up truck after he slowed for backed up traffic on Route 33 in Hanover County. The defendant, a young college student from Colorado, ...

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Urologist operated on wrong portion of plaintiff’s kidney – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 57-year-old physical therapist had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 25. The plaintiff lived a normal life without significant difficulty with her kidneys, experiencing no obstructions, stones or blood in her urine. In the spring of 2009, ...

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Retained sponge required surgical removal – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

A laparotomy sponge was retained in the plaintiff following surgery. Another surgical procedure was required to remove the sponge. [12-T-157] Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Retained sponge Date resolved: Aug. 1, 2012 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $350,000 ...

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Railing collapsed, man fell from third floor landing – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was visiting a friend at a Richmond apartment complex when he was injured after falling from the 3rd floor common area. The plaintiff was leaning against the wooden guardrail smoking a cigarette when the railing collapsed, causing him ...

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Doctor wins retrial in HIPAA violation claim (access required)

A doctor can retry his claim that a drug treatment center violated his privacy rights by sharing his discharge summary with a prospective employer. The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed judgment for the center because the jury was unfairly prejudiced ...

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Ex-wife’s convictions upheld for boat and trailer (access required)

An ex-wife who, after her husband’s death, tried to take title to a boat and a trailer awarded to her husband during a divorce, has failed to overturn her conviction for grand larceny. In 2011, the Virginia Court of Appeals ...

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Lawyer with felony never was revoked (access required)

A Fairfax County attorney who thought her law license was revoked after a 2007 federal felony conviction got a surprise earlier this year when she sought reinstatement. She was still in good standing. Her license never was impacted by the conviction, even though she promptly self-reported to the Virginia State Bar.

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