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Failure to disclose state of woman’s gallbladder resulted in amputations – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 23, 2015 the pa­tient underwent a laparoscop­ic cholecystectomy performed by a general surgeon. After being discharged on Jan. 23, the surgeon did not disclose to the patient, nor to her family, nor did the surgeon note in his ...

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Surgeon removed both of plaintiff’s kidneys by mistake – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

In this case, both of plaintiff’s kid­neys were removed. The patient had a hydronephrotic left kidney secondary to a UPJ obstruction (blockage). He un­derwent a Nuclear Medicine (NM) Scan to estimate the func­tion of each kidney. Due to blockage, the ...

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Driver pursued by police killed man in hit-and-run – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was driving with his wife as the front pas­senger through an intersec­tion on Midlothian Parkway in Chesterfield County when another vehicle, driven by the defendant, entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and struck their vehicle. ...

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Thomas G. Baker Jr. (access required)

Former Del. Thomas G. Baker Jr., 59, of Dublin, died April 15 at a Pulaski hospital. He graduated from Radford College and the Washington & Lee University law school. Mr. Baker served as a member of the House of Delegates ...

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App Finder: Top apps for getting better sleep (access required)

Finding yourself tossing and turning for hours on end, or counting way too many sheep at night? Try out some apps designed to help you catch more Zs. Pzizz: Finding yourself having trouble relax-ing at bedtime? Pzizz is an app ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On March 29, the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee, Section II, issued a public reprimand to Melvin L. Todd Jr. of Richmond for failing to com­ply with one term of a March 31, 2015, private reprimand with terms that ...

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Defense: Delay in surgery meant it was unnecessary – $103,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 59, passenger and her husband were on way home from church on a Sun­day afternoon with intentions to run through Target on their way for lunch at Arby’s when they were rear-ended. Defen­dant was driving a large Hummer; plaintiff ...

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