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Claim Form Admissible at FELA Trial (access required)

In a railroad worker’s suit under the Federal Employers Liability Act, a Richmond Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion in limine to prevent defendant railroad from introducing into evidence statements made by plaintiff’s treating physician in a “Supplemental Disability Claim Form.” ...

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Judges could not use foreign law in divorce (access required)

With foreign-born persons now representing more than 11 percent of Virginia’s population, and more than 20 percent in three Northern Virginia counties, courts are being called upon more often to interpret foreign law, especially in divorce cases. One bill introduced ...

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Man suffers second stroke after first stroke misdiagnosed – $2,290,247 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff presented to the emergency room at Shore Memorial Hospital with multiple stroke-like symptoms. After running a number of tests and a CT scan, the diagnosis was a migraine headache. Plaintiff was instructed to take an aspirin and return in ...

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Six-year-old girl drowned at Shenandoah beach park facility – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The family of the plaintiff’s decedent traveled to Half Moon Beach Park, a commercial outdoor recreational facility in Shenandoah County. The decedent, age 6, drowned in the park’s swimming area, in a shallow roped-off section designated for non-swimmers and young ...

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Failure to treat kidney stone results in sepsis, necrosis – $2,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 71, began seeing defendant urologist in June 2008. The doctor identified a 6mm kidney stone and told the plaintiff it would pass. The following month the plaintiff went to the emergency room with renal colic, as the stone ...

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Two veterinary managers sold practice to themselves – $400,000 Verdict (access required)

The defendants, two veterinary doctors and managers of a high-end equine veterinary medicine practice in Goochland County, engaged in a self-dealing transaction in which they purported to “sell” the medical practice to a new practice they formed without the plaintiff. ...

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Motorcyclist’s left foot was crushed in collision with auto – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 12, 2010, the 52-year-old plaintiff was riding his motorcycle through an intersection on a solid green light when the defendant failed to yield and turned left in front of him. Defendant’s vehicle struck the left side of the ...

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