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Docs never advised patient to follow up after lung nodule discovered – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 54, was having flu-like and sinus symptoms, with cough, fever, and headache. He sought help from his primary care provider who diagnosed a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. The next day, the plaintiff felt worse and decided ...

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Colon H. Whitehurst (access required)

Retired Chesapeake General District Judge Colon H. Whitehurst died Dec. 18 after a battle with cancer. He was 64. The judge attended Virginia Wesleyan College and earned his law degree from the College of William & Mary in 1979. After ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Effective Dec. 11, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of James A. Thurman of Virginia Beach for five months for violating professional rules that govern safekeeping of property. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Pedestrian struck in parking lot suffered brain injury – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2013, the defendant was driving a van through a parking lot in Norfolk. Defendant traveled in the wrong direction against the angled parking spaces and attempted to make a severe turn into a space. When defendant backed ...

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Med-mal plaintiff prevails in second jury trial – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was a re-trial from a jury that hung 5-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Plaintiff was a single mother and teacher who had a double mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. She subsequently underwent breast reconstruction, which required multiple surgeries. ...

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Parties disputed cause of worker’s fall from forklift – $752,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was loading machinery on a truck with a forklift. He was required to stand on top of the machinery to maneuver it. When he did, it is alleged (but contested) that the defendant released the forklift tines, causing plaintiff ...

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Construction worker suffered post-concussion symptoms after rear-ender – $115,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling on Interstate 64 East after work at a dam project when he was rear-ended by a large work truck operated by the defendant, who was on-the-job with a sign company. Plaintiff’s work pick-up was significantly damaged with ...

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Federal jury finds for defendant in wrongful termination claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was employed from May 2010 to Aug. 29, 2012, as a support staff and as instructor of electronics at one of the defendant’s private school called Shenandoah Academy. The school, located in Harrisonburg, provided educational services to elementary through ...

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Experts: Decedent’s cancer likely pre-dated 2008 screening – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent presented to a local hospital for a screening mammogram on Oct. 28, 2008. The defendant radiologist reviewed the current year’s mammogram and noted an area of asymmetry in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. He compared ...

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