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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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VSB Diciplinary Action (access required)

On Jan. 6, the Virginia State Bar Sixth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Bruce P. Ganey of Ashland for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges ...

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Patient underwent amputation after failed knee replacement – $1,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 74-year-old woman with diabetes, previous stroke and cardiac catheterization with stent placement, who underwent a bilateral knee replacement surgery. Her orthopedic surgeon lacerated the popliteal artery on the first knee. Injury was diagnosed in the recovery room, ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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Driver shot by hunter taps mulitple homeowners’ policies – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Tracy Epps, a 52-year-old Emporia man, was shot by a hunter as he was riding down the road on a Saturday morning with his dog. As Epps passed by an organized deer hunt operated by the Brink Hunt Club in ...

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Man pumping gas was struck by out-of-control vehicle – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was standing at a gas station pumping gas when he was struck by a car whose driver had lost control. Plaintiff had multiple surgeries on his leg, but the doctors ultimately were not able to save ...

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