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Legal community gives kids a holiday boost

The Roanoke legal community turned out again for the 12th annual Santa at the Station event for children and their families living in Roanoke Valley shelters. The Dec. 8 holiday party was made possible by 48 volunteers, including lawyers, legal ...

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Baby’s arm was damaged during birth process – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2012, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care for her seventh pregnancy. During the course of her prenatal care, the history, physical examinations, and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, ...

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After rear-ender, causation of extensive treatment disputed – $735,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light at the 3100 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The defendant was driving at approximately 30 miles per hour behind the defendant and rear-ended her vehicle. While ...

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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter ...

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Harmon succeeds Cullen as McGuireWoods chair (access required)

Richmond attorney Jonathan P. Harmon has been elected to follow Richard Cullen as chair of McGuireWoods LLP. Harmon was elected Monday by the firm’s board of partners, which also named J. Tracy Walker IV to succeed Thomas E. Cabaniss as ...

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