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Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Prosecutors paddle for a cause (access required)

Three Southwest Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys will compete in a kayak race Saturday to help raise awareness of domestic violence prevention efforts. October is annually designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates across the nation will spotlight efforts to curb physical ...

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Suit claimed suture device broke during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This hybrid medi­cal malpractice/prod­ucts liability case was filed against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Ethicon) and several of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Plaintiff had a pre-operative EKG prior to an elec­tive laparoscopic Nis­sen fundoplication hia­tal hernia surgery. The EKG was returned substantially abnor­mal ...

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Woman developed scars after vein treatment – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old female, developed multiple scars on both lower extremities following sclerotherapy (spider vein treatment) performed by a local podiatrist. Plaintiff underwent multiple scar revision procedures which improved the appearance of the scars. The defense admitted liability several weeks ...

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