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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff became legally blind following heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...

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Joseph M. Clarke II (access required)

Roanoke Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Joseph M. Clarke II died July 19 in Cusco City, Peru, while traveling with his daughter, Sarah. He was 61. Born in Roanoke, Judge Clarke graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a law ...

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M. Caldwell Butler (access required)

Former U.S. Rep. and Roanoke lawyer M. Caldwell Butler died July 29. He was 89. Mr. Butler came to prominence in 1974 as a freshman member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee when he announced he would not support then-President ...

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Robert P. Buford III (access required)

Richmond lawyer Robert P. Buford III, who helped give the firm of Hunton & Williams an international presence, died July 20. He was 88. Mr. Buford grew up in Lawrence-ville, where his family had lived for generations. Upon graduating from ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 2, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Beverly G. Stephenson of Fairfax on impairment grounds, according to the VSB. * * * On July 9, the VSB Eighth District subcommittee issued ...

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