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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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Plaintiff suffered continued numbness in leg after surgery – $150,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to a neurosurgeon for a consultation regarding protracted lower left extremity pain. An MRI was ordered. The neurosurgeon recommended a decom­pression laminectomy, bilateral facetecto­mies and discectomy on both sides. Surgery was performed without ade­quate imaging to verify placement ...

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Woman stopped treatment for blood disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, suffered from amyloidosis with renal involvement, a rare blood dis­ease for which no cure exists. She under­went chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant in April 2012. On June 17, 2012, the patient was re-admitted with fe­ver of ...

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Moss to chair lobby arm of Community Associations Institute

The Community Associations Institute has elected Norfolk attorney Jeremy Moss chair of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee. Moss had been serving as vice chair of the committee. CAI provides resources to homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals ...

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Johnston to be honored by ABOTA

The Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will honor retired Judge Samuel Johnston Jr. with its 2016 Champions of Justice award next month. Chapter President John Owen said “a primary purpose of the association is to elevate ...

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Couple injured when car turned in front of them – $445,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs are hus­band and wife who were involved in a high-impact colli­sion when the defen­dant, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiffs’ vehi­cle on two-lane Old Gordonsville Road in Orange County, made a left turn in front of them, striking their ...

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Worker awarded comp after falling off roof – $1.4 million award (access required)

The claimant was working in Harrison­burg at a construction site where a barn was being built. Claimant was working for a small construction company, Escobar Roofing Company, and it was his under­standing that he and two other individ­uals would travel ...

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Surviving passenger of auto accident settles with driver – $830,000 Settlement (access required)

The crash occurred late on Christmas Eve, 2012, on Route 716 in Halifax Coun­ty. Plaintiff and one other person were riding as passengers in the defendant’s truck. All three were best friends. Plain­tiff claimed that the defendant lost control of ...

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Child burned by hot tea at restaurant – $500,000 Structured Settlement (access required)

Several families met to dine at the defen­dant restaurant. Adults sat at one table and the children sat at another. Before they ordered, a waitress placed a carafe of hot tea on a Lazy Susan at the children’s table. One ...

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