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Patient claimed weakness after back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 19, 2010, plaintiff underwent revision of a spinal cord stimulator module to ad-dress chronic lower back and lower extremity pain. Plain-tiff’s surgical course was unremarkable, and the surgery was successful in replacing the stimulator. But upon emergence from ...

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Estate sued radiologists for missing occluded artery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 p.m., Paulette Eversole, 43, presented to the Winchester Medical Center emergency department complaining of 10/10 abdominal pain and vomiting since earlier that evening. She reported to the ER physician that the abdominal pain had ...

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Pharmacy to pay $28M to settle kickback claims (access required)

The nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy has agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations in Virginia federal court that it solicited and received kickbacks in exchange for promoting a prescription drug for nursing home patients. The settlement announced Monday ...

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Pro bono reporting issue sparks VSB ‘crisis’ (access required)

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By Dean E. Lhospital The Virginia State Bar is having some­thing of an existential crisis at the moment. In a diffuse and diverse organization of more than 40,000 sometimes argumenta­tive professionals, it is not surprising that its members would hold ...

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