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Woman’s family claimed failure to diagnose infections – Defense Verdict (access required)

Janet Roberts, a 70-year-old wife and mother of four, developed a sacral decubitus ulcer at home, which required a hospital ad­mission and antibiotics for a positive wound culture. She was discharged to the defendant nursing home on April 26, 2011, ...

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Counsel could say plaintiff was priest, but wearing habit and rosary nixed – $585,000 Verdict (access required)

Liability was admit­ted in this 2012 auto­mobile accident case. Plaintiff was 29 years old and studying to be a priest. Plaintiff was able to complete his studies on time to become a Catholic priest. His last treat­ment was in early ...

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VLW presents 2016 ‘Largest Law Firms’ survey (access required)

VLW LLF 2016 FEA

Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual sur­vey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey appears in a magazine inserted in this week’s edition. Compiled annually since 1989, the survey gives a snapshot of the com­monwealth’s biggest firms. We identify the ...

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Pedestrian was struck by van in parking lot – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 5, 2014 plaintiff and her daugh­ter went to a Chick-fil-A restaurant to have lunch. They exited their vehicle and walked across the parking lot towards the door of the restaurant. As they were walk­ing to the door the ...

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Doctor prevails in suit over size of airway – Defense Verdict (access required)

On April 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 68-year-old retired female, present­ed to an outpatient sur­gery center for a bunio­nectomy. The plaintiff underwent a preopera­tive anesthesia evalua­tion by an anesthesiol­ogist who documented that her airway was within normal limits. However, he then ...

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